Jenna Venturini, a full-time paralegal in the bankruptcy department at Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., is featured in the “Student Spotlight” section on the Touro Law Center website. Venturini is an evening student at Touro Law Center who plans to continue working at Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates as a bankruptcy lawyer after she graduates. Venturini said that she has wanted to be a lawyer ever since she was a child and that her father always encouraged her to pursue her dream.
Due to her strong academic performance at Touro Law Center, Venturini has received scholarships each semester that have helped to pay for her law school tuition. “I truly love that Touro Law recognizes students that excel and rewards them financially to help defray the cost of attending law school,” she said in a press statement. At Touro, Venturini has been on the dean’s list multiple times and has won the CALI Award in Legal Process II-Oral Advocacy and in Civil Procedure.
In addition to working full time and attending law school, Venturini is involved in several extracurricular activities that have enhanced her law school experience. She serves as a staff member for the Touro Law Review, which she says has helped her to become a better legal writer. She also helps to raise awareness and funding for animals in need as the president of the Animal Law Society.
Mark Vaccaro first learned about the firm of Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates through an organization that specializes in helping people with disabilities return to the workforce. Living with hearing difficulties, Mark Vaccaro initially worked as a draftsman, but later decided to change careers, and found the Rosicki team eager to help him in his career transition. He initially started with the firm as a clerical worker, but after three months of training, became a paralegal.
The staff at Rosicki has long been dedicated to helping disabled individuals find work. The first person with disabilities who was hired at the firm, a woman with spina bifida, led to continued hiring efforts. Presently, almost 20 percent of the team at Rosicki has some form of disability. While this has necessitated some changes at the firm, including additional hand rails and allowances made for service animals, the firm’s principles, Tom and Cynthia Rosicki, have made this mission a priority. In Tom Rosicki’s view, those living with disabilities make the firm “a better place to work.”
About Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates:
With offices in Plainview, Fishkill, and Batavia, New York, Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates serves as a leader in mortgage banking law. The firm’s partners, attorneys, and staff take community leadership seriously, and regularly support charitable efforts in New York and throughout the country.