Melissa is very active with the Philadelphia Bar Association and other legal organizations. She is involved with the Young Lawyer's Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association, including participation in events each year for Law Week. Melissa also volunteers each year to serve as a judge for the John S. Bradway High School Mock Trial Competition in Philadelphia. Additionally, she consistently and continually serves as a mentor and panel speaker for the various legal organizations to which she belongs.
In 2008, Melissa was appointed to serve a 3-year term as a Hearing Committee Member for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. In 2011, Melissa was reappointed for an additional 3-year term to serve as a Senior Hearing Committee Member. As a Hearing Committee Member, Melissa hears cases involving disciplinary matters brought against attorneys by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. She also hears cases involving attorneys seeking readmission to the bar.
Additionally, Melissa serves as an arbitrator in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County’s Compulsory Arbitration Program.
Melissa also serves on the Executive Committee of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society and currently serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In March 2011, Melissa served as Co-Chair for the Young Friends Winter Gala, a black-tie event attended by nearly 700 guests. Funds raised through this event support the Young Friends’ mission of art acquisitions and conservation of works in the collections, as well as education and outreach programming.