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 Program & Staff News

News Archive

 

2014

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Anderson, Esquire has been hired as a staff attorney for our Warren Office. Welcome, Sarah!

Keith Kirsch has left his employment with NWLS after 27 years of service. We wish him the best of everything.

William Taggart was hired as a part time attorney in our Erie Office doing housing and family law cases. Welcome, Bill!


 

2013

We are pleased to announce that Jacqueline Lager was hired as a full time attorney stationed in our Erie Office. Jackie will be doing family law cases, mortgage foreclosure and unemployment cases.

Erin Steehler was hired as a full time attorney in our Erie office. Her law focus will be housing and family law.

We wish to congratulate James Montero on his recent retirement. Jim has been dedicated and hard working for nearly 38 years. Best of luck to you!

The following staff have left their employment with NWLS. We wish them luck in their future endeavors: Eva Palmer, Vince Brocki, Patty Gowan, Andrea Amicangelo, Sufana Chowdry and Laurie Tewinkle.

Karen Klapsinos has left her employment with NWLS. Best of everything to you, Karen!

Larry Meredith has left his employment with NWLS. We wish Larry the best of luck in his future endeavors.

NWLS Executive Director Robert A. Oakley, Esq., was named a 2012 Excellence Award honoree by the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN), the agency that administers state funding for civil legal services. Oakley was honored for his 35 years of service to legal aid as a community educator, board member, staff attorney and managing attorney for a legal services organization in Ohio, and as executive director of programs in both southeastern Wyoming and northwestern Pennsylvania. In addition to his years of service to legal aid, Oakley has been active in community groups in the region. He is currently the board president for the JFK Center, Inc., a neighborhood organization that provides a wide variety of essential services to inner city residents of Erie.


2012

Teri Zalewski has joined our staff to fill a vacancy in our Central Intake Unit as an Intake Screener. Welcome to Teri.

Bobbie Battles was hired as a part time secretary in our Bradford Office. Join us in welcoming her.


2011

Autumn Johnson has left her employment with NWLS. We wish her the best of luck!

 

Chelsea Sinclair was hired in our Farrell Office to fill the position of a full time staff attorney. Welcome Chelsea!

 

Autumn Johnson, Attorney in NWLS' Farrell, Pennsylvania Office was recognized in Pittsburgh Tribune for her hard work and committment to low-income individuals. We are proud to have her as a part of our staff.


2010

Kathy Landis has left her employment with NWLS after 37 years of service.  Thanks to Kathy for her dedication over the many years to our program and the low income community.  Good luck to Kathy.


Welcome to Laurie Tewinkle who has been hired as a part time attorney in our Erie Office. 


Brian Cabaday has been hired to fill a paralegal position in our Erie Office.  We are pleased to have him join our staff!


Debbie Place leaves her employment with NWLS after 34 years of  service to accept a position with North Penn Legal Services.  We wish the best to Debbie!


Welcome to Attorney Larry Meredith who joins our Erie Office staff!  Larry has been an attorney since 1973, working  in private practice and has been a part time public defender. As a lifelong resident of Erie, he has been involved with our client community and with the general community. We are glad to have him join our program.


Susan Thomas has left her employment with NWLS and we wish her the best of luck.


James A. Montero, NWLS Paralegal, receives Pennsylvania Legal Services Network's Excellence Award.  Jim has been employed with NWLS for over 35 years and has been very active in serving the Latino and low-income community.   A ceremony to honor the recipients is scheduled for March 23, 2010 at the Harrisburg Hilton Towers.  Congratulations Jim!


 

2009

Jennifer Krause Fisher, Erie Staff Attorney, leaves NWLS in December 2009 to accept a position as an Unemployment Compensation Referee.  Congratulations and best of everything in your ventures, Jennifer!


Mary Jane Weed has left her employment with NWLS and we wish her the best of luck.


Welcome to Wanda Gonzalez, who is our new Intake Screener in the Erie Office!


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