Career Fair

This past spring, La Verne Law hosted its annual Career Fair and Reception, where local employers were invited to accept resumes from and interview La Verne Law students and recent graduates for law clerk, externship, and permanent associate positions. La Verne Law faculty and administration welcomed representatives from small firms, public interest organizations, government agencies, and corporations at a private dinner reception prior to the Career Fair.

Afterwards, current students and Class of 2009 graduates had the opportunity to meet, mingle, and discuss employment opportunities with employers, and employers gathered resumes from many of our talented students and alumni. The networking opportunity was invaluable for students, and employers experienced the quality of La Verne Law graduates firsthand.

If your firm or organization is interested in participating in the Spring 2011 Career Fair and Reception, contact August Farnsworth, Assistant Dean of Career Services and Professional Development Office (CSPDO), at or (909) 460-2016 for more information.

Mentor Program Appreciation

The CSPDO would like to thank the many distinguished attorneys and judges who participated in the 2009-2010 Mentor Program and Mock Interviews, which provided our students a rare opportunity to be mentored and practice their interviewing skills.

Our sincerest thanks to the following attorney and judge mentors:

Edward Ansell, Esq., Law Offices of Edward O. Ansell
Irene Bowdry, Esq., Law Offices of Irene R. Bowdry
Stella Browne, Esq., Law Offices of Stella Espinoza Browne
Robert Bulloch, Esq., San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office
Kimberly Burke, Esq., Law Office of Kimberly R. Burke
Arlene Cordoba, Esq., Inland County Legal Services
Elizabeth Courtney, Esq., Law Offices of Elizabeth Courtney
Donald Cripe, Esq., Law Office of Donald B. Cripe
Dana Godfrey, Esq., Law Office of Dana Godfrey
Howard Hawkins, Esq., Law Office of Howard R. Hawkins
Laura Hoffman, Esq., San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office
Raymond Johnson, Esq., Johnson & Sedlack
Paul Kamoroff, Esq., Kamoroff & Associates
Alyssa Milman White, Esq., Angelo & White
Robert Mizar, Esq., Graves & King
Emile Mullick, Esq., Law Office of Emile M. Mullick
Cynthia O’Neill, Esq., Office of the San Bernardino County Counsel
Alphonse Provinziano, Esq., Law Offices of Alphonse F. Provinziano
Raymond Roberts, Esq., Patent Venture Group, ALPC
Richard Rohde, Esq., Law Offices of Mark J. Skapik, APC
James Sanbrano, Esq., Law Offices of James Sanbrano
Christel Schoenfelder, Esq., Rose Klein & Marias
Robert Smith, Esq., Law Office of Robert C. Smith
Paul Wallin, Esq., Wallin & Klarich, ALC
Cass Watters, Esq., Inland County Legal Services
The Honorable Katrina West, Superior Court of California
Mitchell Wexler, Esq., Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP

We also thank the following attorneys for participating in the Mock Interview Program:

Arlene Cordoba, Esq., Inland County Legal Services
Elizabeth Courtney, Esq., Elizabeth F. Courtney Law Office
Victor Herrera, Esq., Law Office of Victor J. Herrera
Robert Miller, Esq., Rizio and Nelson
Raymond Roberts, Esq., Patent Venture Group
Richard Rohde, Esq., Law Offices of Mark J. Skapic, APC
Paul Wallin, Esq., Wallin & Klarich
Cass Watters, Esq., Inland County Legal Services
Tanya Willis, Esq., Liberty Mutual

If you would like to find out how you can participate in the 2010-2011 Mentor Program or would like more information, contact August Farnsworth at (909) 460-2016 or If you are interested in participating in the 2010-2011 Mock Interview Program or would like more information, please contact Tammy Pettinato at (909) 460-2019 or

Looking for Good Talent? Participate in Fall On-Campus Interviewing

The Career Services and Professional Development Office is very pleased to invite our alumni to participate in the Fall 2010 On Campus Interviewing (OCI) Program at La Verne Law. If your law firm or organization has openings, this is an ideal opportunity to come interview our students for fall, spring, summer, and/or postgraduate positions. Fall OCI will take place from mid-September through late-October. Participation is free.

La Verne Law continues to grow, and boasts a highly credentialed faculty and an engaged student body of over 420 students, some of whom are pursuing dual degrees including a Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration. La Verne Law alumni now number over 1,300 with more than 35 distinguished jurists currently sitting or having sat on the bench.

Our talented students continue to hail from some of the best undergraduate institutions in the country including local schools such as UCLA, UC Irvine, and UC Riverside. Here at La Verne Law, the student body is highly competitive, excelling in both oral advocacy skills honed through moot court competitions and writing skills evidenced by publication of their articles in law reviews around the country. The most recently admitted class boasts a median LSAT score of 152 and a GPA of 3.09, making La Verne Law competitive with other ABA law schools.

If you would like to participate in our Fall 2010 On Campus Interviewing Program, please fill out the On Campus Interview Employer Registration Form and return it by email to or by fax to (909) 490-2082 .

If you find that your schedule does not permit your office to participate in Fall OCI, please feel free to utilize our resume collect services or our job posting service on the forms provided, both at no charge to your office. In the meantime, if the Career Services and Professional Development Office can provide you with any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at (909) 460-2016 or (909) 460-2019.

Services for Alumni: The CSPDO is Your Resource

Are you looking for a new job and need to see what is available? Then check out Symplicity, a web-based program that streamlines and simplifies the job search process. After creating an online profile, you can attach your resume, writing samples, and transcripts for employers to search. Employers post job opportunities for you to view and apply to at no cost. To request your username, password, and the website link or to receive assistance navigating the Symplicity website, contact Heather Startsman at (909) 460-2017 or

If your resume needs updating or you would like your cover letter reviewed, then our staff is available to assist with feedback and suggestions. We can also help with out-of-state job searches.

Alumni with last names beginning with A-L:
Email August Farnsworth

Alumni with last names beginning with M-Z:
Email Tammy Pettinato

You can also drop off documents in our “Resume In Box” located in the CSPDO, and within one to two business days resumes and cover letters will be ready for pick up in the “Resume Out Box.” For the convenience of alumni, we can provide telephone counseling as well, saving you a trip to campus. Alumni may submit materials as often as necessary for review.