Dana Hill is a full time legal writing professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, where she has taught both first-year and upper-level students. Dana's teaching methods are designed for adult learners, which she adopted during her fellowship with Northwestern University's Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching. In addition to teaching, Dana has provided legal writing consulting services to labor arbitrators and other practicing attorneys. She regularly presents on effective legal writing techniques at legal writing conferences and in CLE webinars. She also serves as an Arbitrator with the Circuit Court of Cook County's Mandatory Arbitration Program.
Prior to joining the School of Law's Faculty, Dana practiced in the litigation and employee benefits department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago. As a commercial litigator, she practiced in federal and state courts and first chaired several trials. As a benefits attorney, she drafted contracts, summary plan descriptions, corporate board resolutions, client presentation, and a variety of other business documents while assisting clients in complying with Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor statutes and regulations.
Pamela Saindon is a legal writing consultant and adjunct professor at the John Marshall Law School, where she teaches persuasive legal writing and oral argument skills within the context of motion and appellate practice.
After graduating from the DePaul University College of Law, she clerked for Illinois Appellate Court Justice Williams Cousins and Illinois Supreme Court Justice Charles Freeman. She has been a practicing attorney for more than 20 years, specializing in a broad range of legal areas: environmental, housing and employment discrimination, legislation, contracts, and personal injury defense. Her clients include lawyers, engineers, developers, municipalities, and policy makers.
Ms. Saindon provides a unique perspective to her clients by teaching the practical skills necessary to effectively communicate with others. She is very active in civic community organizations that focus on diversity issues and restorative justice.