Pamela Harris, Attorney
Business phone: 651 767-3748
Topic: Legal Role of a Manager
Pamela Harris is a partner with the firm of Martin & Squires, PA, in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has been practicing law since 1978, focusing in the area of employment law. She received her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota (1970) and her J.D. with honors from Hamline University School of Law (1978).
Pamela Harris devotes a substantial portion of her practice to assisting public and private employers in preventing legal problems, including counseling managers and supervisors in connection with managing and accommodating employees with disabilities, investigating employee complaints and incidents of misconducts, developing systems for performance evaluation, providing training to managers, supervisors and employee groups regarding all types of employment matters, including sexual harassment. She is a certified mediator.
She is the author of the American Red Cross national training materials dealing with disability discrimination and HIV/AIDS in the workplace, and An Employer's Guide to Employee Handbooks in Minnesota, published jointly with the Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development, as well as several other employer publications. She also designs and presents employment law seminars on behalf of employers, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and other sponsors.
Ms. Harris is involved in many community activities. She currently serves as a member of the City Council of Falcon Heights, Minnesota, where she lives, as a member of the Board of Directors of ServeMinnesota (the manager of Minnesota’s Americorps program), and as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Rasmussen Foundation. She taught at the Center for Nonprofit Management at the University of St. Thomas from 1991 until the end of 2005. She also taught Employment Law at Hamline University School of Law for two academic years.