Clinic director honored for public interest law work

The Pennsylvania Bar Association recently joined the Cumberland County Bar Association (CCBA) in honoring Penn State law professor Megan Riesmeyer for her dedication to serving indigent people, who are frequently unable to access legal representation. The award recognizes Riesmeyer’s dedication and volunteerism to members of the community in need of assistance.

"Our clinics help train future lawyers while providing a voice for people who often do not have one in our legal system," said Riesmeyer, who is an associate clinical professor and directs the Community Law Clinic. 

The Community Law Clinic represents clients in family and disability law matters. She also supervises students in the Children’s Advocacy Clinic, which represents juveniles who are abused, neglected or part of the dependency system. Both clinics give law students hands-on experience in representing clients while providing valuable legal services to traditionally underserved populations.

In addition to her service in Law School clinics, Riesmeyer organizes Wills for Heroes, which provides free basic estate planning to first responders in Cumberland County. She also volunteers for the Law Day program and CCBA's Adopt-a-Family program. Riesmeyer serves on the Cumberland County Bar Association Board of Directors and serves on the PBA House of Delegates. In 2009 and 2010, she was chair of the CCBA Young Lawyers Division section. Riesmeyer is also a member of the Law School's Class of 2003. 

Last Updated February 11, 2014