North Penn Legal Services Board Appoints New President Constance Nelson
Constance K. Nelson was recently appointed President of the Board of Directors for North Penn Legal Services (NPLS), a nonprofit organization providing civil legal aid to low-income residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. As President, Connie will lead the board in serving as an ambassador for the organization while promoting the NPLS mission and purpose, planning and evaluating the organization’s work, and establishing policies to guide that work.
North Penn Legal Services provides free legal aid services on civil cases to low-income families, individuals, and groups in Northeastern Pennsylvania every day. Services include individual representation, information, referral and advice through a telephone hotline, community legal education, and support for those taking responsibility for handling some or all of their own legal issues.
Connie has had an impressive career and is continually striving to advance both professionally and personally. In her legal practice, she represents individuals and businesses in litigation matters, counseling families in divorce and family law matters as well as criminal matters. She also assists families in estate matters as well, ensuring the wishes of individuals are carried out through wills, powers of attorney, and advanced medical directives. Connie is a recognized leader in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Third Street Alliance for Women and Children and the Bar Association of Lehigh County. Prior to joining Gross McGinley, Connie served as Chief Prosecutor of White Collar Crime in Northampton County for thirteen years. She earned her J.D. in 2000 from Widener University School of Law and her B.S. in 1997 from Rutgers University New Brunswick.