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2017 President's Speaker Series
Tue, March 21, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
The League of Women Voters of Lancaster County invites you to our first President’s Speaker Series event on Tuesday, March 21 2017, 5:30-7pm.
Kicking off the series is Kiandra Bair, Esq. Kiandra will highlight how the notion of opportunity is paramount to our inner being and changing the world in which one lives. It only takes one opportunity for someone’s life to change.Most recently, Bair successfully Petitioned President Barack Obama, Pro Bono, to grant clemency to a federal prisoner serving a 20 year to Life imprisonment sentence for a non-violent drug offense.
Born and raised in Lancaster, PA, Kiandra Bair is an attorney at McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, where she practices in the Commercial Litigation and Orphans’ Court Litigation Groups. Prior to joining McNees, Kiandra served as an Assistant City Solicitor in the Tax Unit for the City of Philadelphia Law Department. As an Assistant City Solicitor, she represented the Water Revenue Bureau before the Philadelphia Municipal Court, Tax Review Board, and the Court of Common Pleas. In addition, she served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Dennis E. Reinaker, who now serves as Lancaster County’s President Judge.
As a committed volunteer, in 2012, Bair provided Pro Bono services to the Family Court Project, Domestic Violence Unit in Philadelphia, where she worked with victims of domestic violence. She is also an active participant with the Lancaster based Children Deserve a Chance Foundation; encouraging and equipping young scholars with the value of education and hard work.
Kiandra earned her law degree from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University, where she served as a member of the Black Law Students Association, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland – College Park, where she served on the University Student Judiciary – Student Honor Council.