June 12, 2002

The Chicago Transit Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of Mamie Alexander, Tricia McVicker and Brigett Pawlak as associate attorneys in its law department.

Mamie Alexander, who will work in the CTA's torts section, received her bachelor of arts in criminal justice and law degree (cum laude) from the University of Illinois. While attending law school, Ms. Alexander worked in the University of Illinois Legal Clinic as well as engaging in moot court and client counseling competitions. She was also a teaching assistant in torts law. Last summer, she worked in the office of Chicago's Corporation Counsel where she oversaw court calls, deposed witnesses and conducted some trials. Ms. Alexander has also served as a judge's clerk in the office of the Chief Judge of Cook County and as a membership coordinator and mediator for Advocate Health Care.

Tricia McVicker has also joined to the CTA's torts section. She earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing in 1994 from Lakeview College of Nursing in Danville, Illinois. Ms. McVicker worked around the country as an emergency room RN. Her work took her to Texas, California, Hawaii, Washington, D.C. and Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. She received her law degree this year from John Marshall Law School. While attending law school Ms. McVicker was a member of John Marshall's National Trial Advocacy Teams and worked as a nurse consultant at three Chicago law firms that defend physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice cases.

Brigett Pawlak will serve in the CTA's general law section. She earned both her bachelor of arts (cum laude) in political science and her law degree from Loyola University of Chicago. In June of 2001, Brigett earned a special law clerk certification allowing her to practice law under supervision prior to graduating from law school. In this capacity, she has represented the CTA and its employee arbitration, mediations and traffic court trials. Her responsibilities have also included researching a variety of issues and drafting motions and appeals. Prior to joining the CTA, Ms. Pawlak was an intern at the Cook County States? Attorney's Office and a database coordinator at Rush Medical Center.

?The Chicago Transit Authority is fortunate to have such a talented group of attorneys join its law department," said Robert S. Rivkin, general counsel for the CTA. ?I am confident their contributions will have a positive impact on the department and on the CTA."

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