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Community Legal Education Training Series
Please join us for our monthly community-based legal education training series aimed at providing general information to the community about various legal topics. All trainings will be held from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Community Legal Aid's Worcester Office: 405 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Worcester, MA 01608. Coffee will be served at all trainings.

To sign up to attend a specific training, or for more information, please contact Linda Boss at

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Melissa Pomfred

Staff Attorney, Employment Law
J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law (2005)
M.Ed., Human Resource Education, Boston University (2001)
B.A., English & Psychology (cum laude), University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1996)

Melissa Pomfred worked at Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts for over 4 years before the program joined with Western Massachusetts Legal Services to form Community Legal Aid in 2011. Melissa is a Staff Attorney in the Benefits and Employment unit, where she handles employment related issues, including discrimination, leave act violations, wage and hour violations and unemployment compensation claims.  Melissa also litigates housing discrimination cases in court and before administrative agencies.  Prior to joining CLA, Melissa worked in private practice representing clients in litigation of employment issues, including discrimination and workers’ compensation.  While attending law school, Melissa spent a year as President of the Unemployment Action Center, where she coordinated the overall operation of an organization that provided free legal assistance to claimants in the unemployment process.  Before attending law school, she spent 4 years coordinating the education programs at Boston’s Homeless Services.  Melissa is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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