Pamela Helen D. Bitera-Polka

Legal Manager

Pam joined the team in 2017 as a law clerk and later as a case manager handling family-based petitions. In 2019, she took a break from work to pursue further studies. In May of 2022, she earned her Master’s in American and Transnational Law and her US Certificate of Legal Practice from the University of Dayton, School of Law. Pam holds degrees in Political Science and Law from the University of San Agustin, the Philippines.

After getting her license to practice law in the Philippines, she worked as an associate attorney for a local law firm. She actively practiced civil and criminal cases for a few years. She was also a university lecturer for contracts law and tourism law at one of the universities in Iloilo City, Philippines. She was a member of the Women’s Lawyers Association of the Philippines. She joined the free-legal clinics for Women inmates in the Women’s Correctional. She also worked with abused women and children under the women’s special protection program. Pam worked as a Clerk of Court VI of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 64-Bugasong in Antique, the Philippines, where she handled both the executive trial court’s administrative, financial, and quasi-judicial functions.

She also supervised the administrative and support personnel of several municipal courts under the regional trial court, she also represented the local judiciary in social advocacy projects in collaboration with the local government. Pam is fluent in English, Tagalog and dialects of Hiligaynon and Karay-ah. She has been assisting immigrants and their families in navigating the complexities of Immigration Law using her experiences and background. Her passion for helping others has always been the driving force in what she does. Pam enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband and two sons. She is currently based in St. Louis.

Practice Areas

  • Family Immigration

Education

  • Master’s in American and Transnational Law and US Certificate of Legal Practice, University of Dayton, School of Law (2022)
  • University of San Agustin, the Philippines

Bar Admissions

  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines (2006)

Associations & Affiliations

  • Women’s Lawyers Association of the Philippines