Alumni keynote first Law School Informational Seminar of 2018

January 1, 2018

Alumni keynote first Law School Informational Seminar of 2018

As Sonoma County works to rebuild and come back stronger than before, now, more than ever, Empire College is proud to offer the opportunity of a quality, affordable legal education to our community. The New Year is also a good time to build or rebuild a career and reimagine your life. If someone you know has been thinking about law school for a long time but hasn’t taken the first step, we invite you to share the news about our Law School informational seminar on Tuesday evening, January 16th.

Empire Law alumni Robert Bialkin (real estate and bankruptcy) and Giuliana Brockway (trusts and estates) will share their experiences both as law students and as new attorneys. Robert, Class of 2009, is licensed in California as a lawyer, mortgage loan officer, and real estate broker. During law school, Giuliana worked for a local trust attorney, becoming an associate with the office after passing the Bar Exam in 2012.

Learn how Giuliana and Robert managed their careers, law school, and personal schedules to achieve their goal. Find out more about Empire Law School’s unique clinical education offerings and how they enrich the learning experience and help develop practical lawyering skills. Discover the added value of learning from Empire Law professors who are practicing attorneys and judges.

Read more about Robert and Giuliana at or click to RSVP for the Law School Informational Seminar on January 16th (6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Empire College campus, 3035 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa.

Diane Aqui, Esq.

(Class of 2001)
Empire College gave me the opportunity to earn a Juris Doctorate while still working full time in my “first” career as an engineer. The professors are all practicing attorneys and judges and it is clear that they love what they do---guiding, teaching and mentoring a new group of potential lawyers, who one day will be their peers and practice alongside them in the legal community. I think one of my favorite cases since I graduated in 2001 was against a former Empire professor and I walked away with a win!

Andrew Conway, Esq.

(Class of 2014)
I decided to go to law school after interning for the Diversion program for the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office while I was in college. Empire provided me with friends who became colleagues, and Professors who became the Judges I appear in front of today. I have always wanted to work with the law and youth and I now manage a Dependency contract for Mendocino County, which has become my dream career as I get to do the exact job I wanted when I decided to go to law school. I definitely have my dream job thanks to Empire and their exceptional professors.

James V. Sansone, Esq.

(Class of 2006)
I picked Empire College because I had to juggle between family obligations and a fulltime job. Empire was the only option that allowed me to effectively manage my work and family obligations and still pursue a law degree. Thanks to Empire, I was able to pass the bar exam on my first try and begin a new, exciting, and lucrative legal career that I love.