Mentor and Mock Interview Programs

The Career Services and Professional Development Office has hosted many successful programs this year including the Mentor Program and the Mock Interview Program. Without the support of the La Verne Law alumni community, these incredibly worthwhile programs would not have been possible.

Therefore, we would like to take this time to thank the many distinguished attorneys and judges that participated in this past year’s University of La Verne College of Law Mentor Program and Mock Interview Program. Our law students were extremely excited and thankful that so many of these individuals took the time out of their busy schedules to mentor them and to give them practice with their interviewing skills.

Our sincerest thanks to the following people who participated:

Mock Interview Program

Carolina Diaz, Esq., Lackie, Dammeier & McGill APC

Kristina Kendall-Gkikas, Esq., Kendall & Gkikas, LLP

Rosemary Koo, Esq., Riverside City Attorney’s Office

James Madden, Esq. Law Office of James D. Madden

Charoletta J. Ransom, Esq., Law Offices of Crawford & Ransom

Rose Spellman, Esq., The Law Office of Rose Spellman, Inc.

Jeanne Sterba, Esq., Law Office of Jeanne A Sterba

Stephanie J. Tanada, Esq., Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Mentor Program

Ryan Andrews, Esq., Products Techniques, Inc.

Stephanie Bang, Esq., Garrett & Tully

Melanie Blackmer, Esq., Sheasby, Cho & Middleton, LLP

Anthony Costanzo, Esq. San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office

Carolina Diaz, Esq., Lackie, Dammeier & McGill, APC

Kathleen DiDonato, Esq., San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office

Rex Edwards, Esq., Edwards Law

Jennifer Field, Esq., Law Office of Jennifer L. Field

Paul Gallegos, Esq., County of Humboldt

Damian Garcia, Esq., Banks, Garcia & Janis

Robert Garrett, Esq., Garrett & Tully

Thomas Girardi, Esq., Girardi & Keese

Tamyko Gray, Esq., Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice

Howard Hawkins, Esq., Law Office of Howard Hawkins

Steven Heise, Esq., Callas & Heise LLP

Suzy Israel, Esq., San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office

Gary Kearney, Esq., Law Offices of Gary W. Kearney

Kristina Kendall-Gkikas, Esq., Kendall & Gkikas LLP

Rosemary Koo, Esq., Riverside City Attorney’s Office

Zi Chao Lin, Esq., Garrett & Tully

James Madden, Esq., Law Office of James D. Madden

Mary Margaryan, Esq., A. Liberatore, P.C.

Charles Mayr, Esq., Bonnie Moss & Associates

Elizabeth Mouzakis, Esq., Sheasby Cho & Middleton LLP

Henry Nunez, Esq., Law Office of Henry J. Nunez

Nicole Perkowitz, Esq., Garrett & Tully

Amanda Pope, Esq., Riverside County City Attorney’s Office

Edward Racek, Esq., Garrett & Tully, PC

Charoletta Ransom, Esq., Law Offices of Crawford & Ransom, ALPC

Greg Rizio, Esq., Rizio & Nelson

Jean-Simon Serrano, Esq., Heiting & Irwin

Edward Sipes, Esq., Christensen Ehret LLP

Rose Spellman, Esq., Law Office of Rose Spellman

Peter Stavropoulos, Esq., Law Offices of Peter T. Stavropoulos

Jeanne Sterba, Esq., Law Office of Jeanne A Sterba

Samuel Wasserson, Esq., Samuel Wasserson, Attorney At Law

Ranger Wiens, Esq., Bonnie R Moss & Associates

Keith Willis, Esq., Graves & King, LLP

Judith Wood, Esq., Human Rights Project

Therese Zartman, Esq., Euclid Law Center

If you would like to find out how you can participate in the 2011-2012 Mentor Program or would like more information, please feel free to contact August Farnsworth at (909) 460-2016 or at afarnsworth@laverne.edu. If you are interested in participating in the 2011-2012 Mock Interview Program or would like more information, please feel free to contact Tammy Pettinato at (909) 460-2019 or at tpettinato@laverne.edu.

Career Fair and Reception

La Verne Law alumni and representatives from their organizations are cordially invited to participate in the University of La Verne College of Law’s annual Career Fair and Reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the law school campus. The purpose of the event is for Southern California employers to be introduced to La Verne Law, it students, graduates, faculty, and administration.

The event will kick off with a dinner hosted by our faculty and administration at 5:30 p.m. in rooms 206 and 217. Beginning at 6 p.m., our students and most recent graduates will arrive. If you have a current job opening, this is an ideal time to meet with some great candidates. However, the Career Fair & Reception is also an open house event, so even those who are not hiring are encouraged to come and participate in the festivities. The event is free and participating employers will receive a complimentary La Verne Law Resume Book.

To participate in our Career Fair, please fill out the attached registration form and return it by email to afarnsworth@laverne.edu or by fax to (909) 460-2082 no later than Friday, April 1. Please contact August Farnsworth, Assistant Dean of Career Services and Professional Development, at the email above or at (909) 460-2016 for more information.