Explore a Career in Public Law

March 5, 2018

Explore a Career in Public Law

Ever wondered what a career in the public law sector is really like? Professors Holly Rickett (Deputy County Counsel for the County of Sonoma) and Kathleen Pozzi (Sonoma County’s Public Defender) have organized a complimentary panel discussion for students, applicants, and new lawyers to explore careers in public service on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at the Empire College campus.

The following panelists will discuss their careers dedicated to public service, the qualities they look for when hiring, and more:

  • Adam S. Abel, Esq., Assistant City Attorney, City of Santa Rosa City Attorney’s Office
  • David M. Carr, Esq., Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice
  • Carl D. Corbin, Esq., General Counsel, School and College Legal Services of California
  • Frank P. Antonini, Esq., Deputy Public Defender, Sonoma County Public Defender’s Office
  • Jason D. Riehl, Esq., Deputy District Attorney, Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office

The panel will be moderated by Empire College School of Law Dean, J. Michael Mullins. To RSVP for the event, click here.


Angela Emerick, Esq.

(Class of 2015)

"Being born in Australia and becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2009, I understand the process and honor of becoming an American citizen and am proud to help those in their quest to become citizens and better their lives."

Daryl Reese, Esq.

(Class of 2014)

"I decided to enroll in Law School when I was 50 years old having enjoyed a full career in the nonprofit sector. Now I have a robust business and nonprofit law practice serving clients throughout the State of California and I am loving it. I could never have made that kind of career transition if it had not been for Empire Law School. The opportunity to take evening courses and at a cost far less than other law schools, and to do so in my own community made my career shift affordable, enjoyable, and attainable."

Orchid Vaghti, Esq.

(Class of 2010)

"There are not that many new lawyers who have the experience to go to trial. They would not be ready for it. Seeing the practical points of the legal process through her Empire education gave Orchid an advantage."
- L. Stephen Turer, Esq.