Nalencz to speak March 26 at Earle Mack School of Law, Drexel University



Earle Mack School of Law, Drexel University


Tara Gill Nalencz will be panelist for “Behind the Black Robe," a CLE event examining the responsibilities of being a law clerk, on March 26 at the Earle Mack School of Law, Drexel University.  Presented by the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division, Philadelphia Chapter, the event  will offer a panel discussion featuring judges and current and past law clerks. Topics will include the transition from law student to law clerk to practicing attorney; what the job of law clerk entails; how judges identify law clerks; and what judges look for in a law clerk.

Tara focuses her practice on the defense of catastrophic personal injury matters, including product liability cases, construction and industrial accidents, premises liability, dram shop liability and other general casualty matters. She has experience with high exposure cases involving the defense of a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 construction companies, manufacturers of industrial machinery and equipment, toy manufacturers, commercial motor vehicle companies, and car dealerships. She has participated in the defense of numerous jury trials. Ms. Nalencz obtained her law degree from the Temple University School of Law in 2004. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Spanish Literature in 2001 from Pennsylvania State University and her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in 1999 from Dickinson College.

Upon graduating Temple Law School, Tara served a one-year judicial clerkship for the Honorable Samuel D. Natal in Superior Court of New Jersey in Camden, New Jersey. While clerking for Judge Natal, Tara also gained valuable civil experience as a court-appointed mediator, conducting over 150 mediation conferences for cases involving torts, contracts and landlord-tenant disputes. Tara later served a two-year clerkship for the Honorable Annette M. Rizzo, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. While clerking for Judge Rizzo, Tara assisted with more than 30 civil major jury trials and over 200 motions.