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Employment law attorney sees recurring themes due to current economy

CONTACT:  Kenneth A. Brown, OSBA, 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426

Columbus, OHIO (March 3, 2010) – Pamela Krivda is a certified employment and labor law attorney in Columbus who represents management in employment and labor matters, and she is seeing some recurring themes due to the current economic climate.

“We are seeing a lot more charges of discrimination as employers are downsizing,” Krivda said. “As more people are let go, they are taking their complaints to an administrative agency. We are also seeing an increase in the number of companies that want employment separation agreements written when they are reducing staff.”

Krivda chairs the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) Labor and Employment Law Section and frequently presents employment-related continuing legal education programs. She also served as a member of the OSBA Future of the Legal Profession Advisory Committee. She sees her service as an opportunity to give back to the profession while getting to know other lawyers. “This bar association is especially great to be involved with,” she said. “I think it’s the most active bar association in the country, and it has well-thought out programs to assist those in the legal profession.”

Krivda has also helped the Central Ohio community by providing free or reduced-fee legal services to boards and non-profit organizations. “It is good work well done for a constituency that for one reason or another is underserved, and I am grateful to be able to give back.”

She is an active member of the Upper Arlington Lutheran Church and she volunteers for Conestoga, a group that raises funds for the Ohio Historical Society. Krivda lives in the Upper Arlington area with her husband, Pat.

A partner at the Columbus law firm of Chester Willcox & Saxbe, she earned her law degree from Capital University. Having received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, she is a Buckeye football fanatic. “Don’t think for a minute that I wouldn’t drop everything and run toward campus if Coach Tressel found a spot for me on his staff.”

The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 25,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio as well as nearly 4,000 legal assistants and law students. Through its activities and the activities of its related organizations, the OSBA serves both its members and the public by promoting the highest standards in the practice of law and the administration of justice.

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A video interview with Krivda is available in the Online Multimedia Library or on the Ohio State Bar Association’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/ohiobar.

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