Law Seminar

Join Empire School of Law at our Virtual Informational Seminar

Learn the many directions a career in law can take at our next “Careers in Law” seminar on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 6:00-7:00 p.m. To request information for the virtual seminar, click here. Speakers to be announced.

Featured alumni speakers at our July 2021 seminar were Beki Berrey, who practices family law, and Rich Watson, a deputy district attorney for Lake County.

Beki Berrey, Esq., Family Law Attorney

Beki Berrey, Esq., Family Law Attorney

Beki Berrey is a Sonoma County native and graduated from Empire College School of Law in 2011. She currently operates her own successful family law practice. In her third year of law school, she was hired at the Sonoma County Public Defender’s office as a certified law clerk. She drafted hundreds of motions and made many appearances in court. Beki received the honor of best brief in her moot court class and was the lead writer on the Traynor Moot Court Team in 2011. She passed the California Bar Exam on her first time and started her law career practicing criminal defense. After a couple years, Beki decided to switch her practice to family law which she felt was a better fit. She is on the Sonoma County Legal Services Modest Means panel so she can help provide representation to low-income families in their family law matters.

Richard L. Watson, Esq., Deputy District Attorney III

Richard L. Watson, Esq., Deputy District Attorney III

Rich Watson graduated from Empire College Cum Laude in 2016. During law school he received Witkin awards for academic excellence in criminal law and business organizations and was a member of the 2015 moot court team. Rich worked as a law clerk for the Sonoma County Public Defender’s office in 2014 and also as a paralegal and litigation attorney for the Law Offices of J. Chrisp from 2015-2019. He began working as a prosecutor for the Lake County District Attorney in 2019 and has become a successful trial attorney. Rich believes in giving back to the community in which he lives and was raised and is committed to keeping Lake County improving and prospering. He is an active member of Rotary, a board member with the Lake County bar association, and coaches several youth sports teams including an AAU travel basketball team.


Alicia Bronbach, Esq.

(Class of 2006)
One of the advantages of Empire as a night vs. traditional law school is the real-life experience that most students have between college and law school. Being a second-career lawyer, you bring a lot more value to the table and to a prospective employer than you may appreciate.

Jacqueline Rosario, Esq

(Class of 2014)
I wanted to be an attorney because I wanted to make a difference in this world, and I feel that I am doing that. It is very rewarding, and I am blessed to be living my dream. I recommend to everybody considering law school that if you want to do this and have the will to do it, do it.

Chris Van Nuys

Operations Manager, LEMO USA, Inc. (Class of 2019)
Empire Law School provided the instruction, guidance, and motivation that I needed to pass the California State Bar Examination on the first try, despite the rigors of managing a full-time career and family commitments in parallel. I would absolutely recommend Empire Law School to anyone looking for relevant and masterful instruction in the subjects of law.