Oct 23

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Expands Volunteer Lawyers Program with New Hires

Catherine Estes, Social Services Coordinator

Catherine Estes, Social Services Coordinator

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has recently hired two new professionals in the Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Catherine Estes has joined Legal Services as a part-time Social Services Coordinator with the Volunteer Lawyers Program. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Washington University, and a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Speech Communication. In this new role, Catherine will be available to clients and volunteer attorneys for social service consultation and referrals.

Melissa Zensen, Legal Services Coordinator

Melissa Zensen, Legal Services Coordinator

Melissa Zensen has joined Legal Services as a Legal Services Coordinator with the Volunteer Lawyers Program. Melissa holds a J.D. from Saint Louis University Law School and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Missouri. She has practiced law in the St. Louis area for over twenty years, in the private sector and as an Assistant St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney. Melissa will place clients with volunteer attorneys and will work in all legal facets of the program, including monitoring cases and coordinating pro bono clinics.

 


 

About Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 62 years. In 2017 nearly 30,000 people in 21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit http://lsem.org.