WHAT: Rio Hondo College’s Pathway to Law School program will hold its first-ever mentorship mixer to connect students with 17 area judges and attorneys.
The mentorship effort is offered through a partnership with legal education nonprofit Ferias Legales. It runs for one year and includes two job shadowing days as well as casual gatherings while students explore different legal fields.
WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10
WHERE: Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier
DETAILS: The Pathway to Law program assists underrepresented, first-generation students who are interested in pursuing legal careers. Rio Hondo College is one of 28 California community colleges in the program.
Mentors include: Ricardo Perez, civil law; Erika Aspericueta, business litigation; L.A. Superior Court Judge Enrique Monguia; Leslie Reyes, immigration, family, criminal defense; Matias Flores, family; Michelle del Rio, entertainment; Noreen Barcena, immigration, criminal defense; Percy Duran, district attorney-criminal prosecution; Maria Olaguez, immigration, former public defender; Yolanda Martin, immigration; Vanessa Rodriguez, criminal defense; Gerri Marshall, immigration, entertainment; Daniel Luna, labor, employment; Veronica Trejo, immigration; Sandra Sosa, criminal defense, Orange County public defender; Adriana Palomares, workers compensation.