Alexandra A Pogonat

Class of 2000 Alumna Returns to Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution (LCCR) as Assistant Director

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Assistant Director Alexandra A Pogonat

They say the third time is the charm and we agree. Alexandra first came to the Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution (LCCR) as a rising 2L the summer of 1998. She was trained by founding director Prof. Bill Hobbs and mentored by Prof. Mary Culbert. Her summer at LCCR solidified her love for mediation and ADR. Alexandra continued to extern and volunteer at the LCCR every semester until she graduated from Loyola Law School in 2000.

Alexandra spent the last 20 years providing mediation services or practicing immigration law where she represented hundreds of clients in removal proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review throughout the many EOIR courts in California as well as representing clients in adjustment, asylum and citizenship interviews. Alexandra attributes a large portion of her success as an immigration attorney to her invaluable communication and listening skills she learned and honed while working at the LCCR. Ultimately, Alexandra’s love for mediation brought her back to the LCCR in 2007, as Intake Coordinator.

In 2016, Alexandra married and followed her heart to Fresno in California’s Central Valley where she returned to the practice of immigration law. Alexandra shared her excitement and knowledge of mediation and presented in-service seminars on classic facilitative mediation, its benefits and important communication skills to the Central Valley Professionals. Both Alexandra and LCCR are excited to have her back. Alexandra feels blessed and excited to return to LCCR where she jumped back in the saddle and began mediating/conciliating, helping people in the community, and mentoring students. Alexandra believes in the difference the LCCR makes and is excited to bring her experiences as a student, a mediator, conciliator, intake coordinator and attorney to her position as Assistant Director to help the LCCR continue and grow as an integral part of the Loyola Law School and Los Angeles community.