Maria Comas to serve as NALP co-chair

Maria ComasMaria Comas, director of career services, will serve as NALP co-chair of the Small and Solo Career Services Office Section for the 21-22 NALP year. Her appointment is effective April 30.

"NALP provides its members the opportunity to get involved with 13 different sections, most of which cover specific subject matters such as public interest, professional development, recruiting, and judicial clerkships. The Solo and Small CSO Section is particularly geared towards people who work in offices that have three or fewer total staff, where we have to be knowledgeable about all of the above and more," Comas said.

In addition to sharing ideas, information, and best practices, members also contribute articles to the monthly NALP Bulletin and draft proposals to present at the NALP Annual Education Conference. Comas and her co-chair Tanya Lundberg, assistant dean of career services & outreach at the University of Detroit Mercy, will lead the group through these initiatives.

At Duquesne, Comas provides law students and alumni with guidance in career planning, professional development, and job search strategy. She is also involved with alumni and the local community. Comas is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) where she serves in the Attorneys Against Hunger and Membership committees.

Comas previously served as a two-term council member of the ACBA Women in the Law Division. She is a past co-president of the Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania and a current member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Additionally, Comas was recognized with the 2020 Carol Los Mansmann Helping Hand Award presented by the ACBA Women in the Law Division and with the 2019 Duquesne University Diversity and Inclusion Award. She has volunteered her time to Dress for Success Pittsburgh and the Duquesne University Women's Guild, and she was an advisory board member of Katie's Fund of Children's Hospital for four years.

We congratulate Comas on this new leadership position and look forward to the sharing of ideas and opportunities.

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