Ontario, Calif., May 8, 2009 – The University of La Verne College of Law has announced the addition of August Farnsworth as Assistant Dean of Career Services and Professional Development and Sharilyn Berry as Director of Development.

“August and Sharilyn possess the qualifications and skills La Verne Law needs to grow,” said Dean Allen K. Easley. “We are privileged to have them on our team.”

Farnsworth was formerly Assistant Dean of Career Services and Professional Development at Chapman University School of Law. Prior to that, she worked in the legal recruiting industry for five years, assisting attorneys and paralegals find fulfilling employment. Farnsworth has practiced law as a litigation attorney for over nine years at such law firms as Foley Lardner Weissburg & Aronson and Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker.

“I am extremely excited about my new position at La Verne Law,” Farnsworth said. “I enjoy working with our talented students and alumni and look forward to implementing some new and incredible programs including the La Verne Law Mentor Program.”

Berry has more than 15 years of experience as an administrator and was most recently Director of Alumni Relations at the University of Redlands. She was also Executive Director of the Redlands Symphony Association for four years. Berry’s commitment to education is demonstrated by her active membership in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education organization.

I’m delighted to be at the University of La Verne College of Law right now.  Our progress towards full approval from the ABA makes it a particularly exciting time to be working here,” Berry said. “I look forward to strengthening existing relationships with the legal community and the college, as well as introducing new supporters to this outstanding institution.”

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About the University of La Verne College of Law
Located in Ontario, Calif., the University of La Verne College of Law serves over 4 million people as the only ABA-approved law school in Inland Southern California and an additional 2.2 million people in San Gabriel Valley and Eastern Los Angeles County. For more information about the College of Law, please call (909) 460-2001 or visit the Web at http://law.laverne.edu.

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The University of La Verne College of Law has been provisionally approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association since 2006. The Section of Legal Education may be contacted at 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610 or by phone at (312) 988-6738.

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