Staff Attorney

Rhiannon DiClemente is a Staff Attorney in the Employment Unit at Community Legal Services.  Rhiannon represents clients facing a variety of employment issues, from wage theft to workplace discrimination, with a special focus on immigrant workers.  She previously was an associate at the law firm of Dechert LLP, specializing in labor and employment law and…

Paralegal

Orli Siegel is a paralegal in the CLS Employment Unit.  

Sherlyn Martinez is a paralegal in the CLS Employment Unit.  

Special Project Coordinator

Jessa Boehner is a Paralegal in CLS’ Employment Unit. In her previous role as Special Project Coordinator, she managed the Clean Slate Screening Program (CSSP), which screened thousands of Pennsylvanians for eligibility for criminal record sealing under Pennsylvania’s new Clean Slate Law. As a paralegal, she helps clients access unemployment benefits, clear their criminal records,…

Paralegal

Gigi Nikpour is a paralegal in the CLS Employment Unit.

Staff Attorney

Professional Experience Ms. Svoboda-Kindle is an attorney in the Employment Unit at Community Legal Services. Ms. Svoboda-Kindle represents clients facing a variety of employment issues, from workplace discrimination to child abuse appeals, with a special focus on criminal record barriers to employment. Ms. Svoboda-Kindle supports record-clearing efforts in Pennsylvania and beyond, particularly by supporting the…

Supervising Attorney

Seth LyonsSupervising Attorney Seth Lyons is a Staff Attorney in the CLS Employment Unit. He began his work at CLS as a Berkeley Law Public Interest Fellow. Seth’s current work focuses on representing low-wage immigrant workers and reducing barriers to employer for people with criminal records through record clearing, individual representation, and systemic advocacy. He…

Staff Attorney

Brendan LynchStaff Attorney Professional Experience Brendan Lynch started at CLS in 1998 as an Independence Foundation fellow in the Public Benefits unit. From 2000 – 2001 he clerked for the Honorable Petrese B. Tucker of the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  Following his clerkship, he returned to work at CLS. …

Staff Attorney

Tracie JohnsonStaff Attorney Professional Experience Tracie Johnson is a Staff Attorney in the Youth Justice Project sponosored by the Hive at Community Legal Services. Ms. Johnson first worked with CLS as a certified legal intern on the Youth Justice Project and later as an Equal Justice Works Fellow. She now works to create career pathways…

Senior Attorney

Nadia HewkaSenior Attorney Nadia Hewka started at CLS in 1997 as a Staff Attorney in the Employment Law Project, where she currently works as a Senior Attorney and heads its Vulnerable Workers project. She has developed specializations in representation of immigrant workers and particularly undocumented workers, the rights of people with criminal records, and tax…