Dean’s Leadership Forum to Highlight Distinguished Alumna
Web Editor - Published: September 24, 2010
RisaVetriFermanOn September 27th Widener Law Dean Linda L. Ammons will welcome Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, class of 1992, to Widener Law’s Delaware Campus for the annual Dean’s Leadership Forum. From 11 AM until 12 PM in The Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom, Ms. Ferman will discuss leadership qualities and answer questions posed by Dean Ammons in a talk-show style setting. An open question and answer session will follow.

Dean Ammons will discuss the qualities found in a leader and the path Ms. Ferman took to her current position in the Pennsylvania Legal Community. An audience Q&A will follow their discussion.

Risa Vetri Ferman is the District Attorney of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She served fifteen years as an Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County before beginning her term as District Attorney in January 2008. She served for six years as First Assistant District Attorney, overseeing all operations of the District Attorney’s Office and County Detective Bureau. Her previous experiences include supervising both the Trials and Pre-trials Divisions and serving as Captain of the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit. She began her career with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office as a Trials Assistant District Attorney specializing in sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.

A Montgomery County native, Risa Vetri Ferman graduated from Abington High School in 1983. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 with a B.A. in History, and in 1992, she earned her law degree from Widener Law’s Delaware campus.

Dean Ammons cordially invites all students to attend this event.