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Kris Bergstrom

Staff Attorney

Professional Experience

Kris Bergstrom practices Elder and Consumer Law in our Pittsburgh Office.  Before working with Neighborhood Legal Services, Kris was the Directing Attorney for the Las Vegas Branch of Nevada Legal Services.  While working for Nevada Legal Services, Kris started a Criminal Record Sealing Program that assisted thousands of Nevadans in sealing their criminal record in order to obtain better employment and housing.  Kris also created and taught a series of Community Legal Education Classes and Self-Help Clinics throughout Southern Nevada in order to help pro se litigants navigate through the legal system.  Kris enjoys using technology to enable low-income litigants to access the legal system.  At Nevada Legal Services, she created a series of automated online forms for criminal record sealing, estate planning, and family law.  Kris also enjoys mentoring young attorneys.  She was a mentor in the Nevada Bar’s Transitioning Into Practice program and supervised Boyd Law School Students at community legal education classes.  Kris also worked at the Disabilities Rights Center in New Hampshire from 2004-2007.

Education

Kris earned her J.D. from Cornell Law School in 2004.  She was the winner of the 2004 Stanley E. Gould Prize for Public Interest Law and the 2006 winner of the Sarah Betsey Fuller Social Justice Award.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Puget Sound in 1998.

Bar Association Memberships/Admissions

Kris is a member of the Pennsylvania, Nevada and Oregon Bars.

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