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Pond Lehocky attorneys Kajal Alemo and Melissa R. Chandy to host a Facebook Live Q and A

Pond Lehocky attorneys Kajal Alemo and Melissa R. Chandy will host the firms eleventh Facebook Live Q&A where views can ask questions about how the hearing process has changed during the coronavirus pandemic for workers’ compensation and Social Security disability cases.

The livestream will take place on Tuesday, June 23 at 10a.m. on the firm’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PondLehocky

Alemo is a member of both the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and American Association for Justice, where she serves on the Social Security Executive Council. A graduate of Villanova University School of Law, Ms. Alemo was the Villanova Law student director of Face to Face Legal Clinic for the Pro Bono Society. Prior to law school, Ms. Alemo obtained a B.A. in Psychology from George Washington University, graduating in 2008 on the Dean’s List. Alemo has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer for her pro bono work. She has also been recognized by the Philadelphia Bar Association for outstanding work in public service and is a recipient of the Dorothy Day Public Service Award. In 2016, she was selected as a Top Woman in Law by The Legal Intelligencer’s editorial staff and invited to participate in the Women in the Profession Roundtable that year.  She was later invited to moderate roundtable discussions on the topic Breaking into the Boys’ Club at the 2018 Women in Law and Leadership Summit hosted by CenterForce.

Chandy is a Senior Associate with Pond Lehocky and has focused her practice exclusively on Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law since graduating from Penn State – Dickinson School of Law. Chandy was born and raised in Canada where she attended the University of Toronto and was accepted into a highly competitive Specialist Program in Commerce and Finance. She manages the brief writing department in the law firm. In this role, Chandy uses her knowledge to train and teach new associates the nuances of the brief writing processes, to ensure that from start to finish, Pond Lehocky cases are passionately and articulately argued. Chandy also plays an active role in Pond Lehocky’s Summer Associate and Clerkship Program. Chandy is a certified specialist in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the PA Supreme Court.  She was also elected to the Pennsylvania Association of Justice’s Board of Governors and is also an active member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American Bar Association. Additionally, Chandy has been chosen to the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list.

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