From staff reports
MIDDLEBURG - Lori R. Hackenberg has announced her candidacy for the position of Magisterial District Judge in Snyder County District 17-3-04. This position is currently held by Willis Savidge, who will retire at the end of 2011.
Hackenberg said she is a graduate of Widener University School of Law. While at Widener School of Law, Hackenberg served as President of the Student Bar Association and was the recipient of the Dean Anthony J. Santoro Outstanding Service Award.
Lori R. Hackenberg
Hackenberg said she received her undergraduate degree in paralegal studies and served as a civil litigation paralegal prior to law school. While attending law school, Hackenberg worked in the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, Bureau of Consumer Protection. Following law school, Hackenberg worked part-time at the Snyder County Prison and taught at McCann School of Business while she cared for her infant daughter.
Since that time, Hackenberg said she clerked for a about six years for the Honorable William Harvey Wiest of the Northumberland County Court of Common Pleas. As law clerk, Hackenberg said her duties entailed researching complicated legal issues, writing legal opinions to Pennsylvania appellate courts, and attending complex court hearings for civil and criminal matters. For about two years, Hackenberg practiced law at the Law Office of Michael Sholley in Middleburg.
In 2006, Hackenberg opened her private law office in New Berlin while continuing her full-time employment as the law clerk for Wiest in Northumberland County. Hackenberg also served as a hearing master for select cases in Northumberland County. Hackenberg said she also served two terms as President of the Union-Snyder County Bar Association.
In January, 2010 Hackenberg expanded her private law practice by partnering with Attorney Kenneth Potter. Currently, Hackenberg continues private practice at the Law Office of Hackenberg & Potter LLC and is a member of the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Hackenberg currently serves as guardian ad litem for Union County Child and Youth Services, and as Solicitor for Beaver Township, Snyder County. Hackenberg said she volunteered her legal services to the Keene Park Project in Center Township, Snyder County, and serves as a volunteer committee member on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary Board.
Hackenberg resides with her husband, Jeremy H. Norman, LSW/MPA, and their two daughters, Gabriella and Audreyauna, in Center Township, Snyder County. Norman, a graduate of the former West Snyder High School, is the Program Director for the Behavioral Health Unit at Bloomsburg Hospital.
Hackenberg and her family are members of Christ Church in Beaver Springs. Hackenberg sings at her church and is in a band and enjoys time with her husband and two daughters.
Hackenberg said she is qualified, experienced and ready to serve as Magisterial District Judge for Snyder County District 17-3-04, and she has the kind of knowledge, experience and commitment to the community that will enable her to excel as a magisterial district judge.