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Career Exploration Zoom Series: Lawyer

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Event date/time: 
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event Type: 
Online

Join us for our lastest installment in our Career Zoom series.

To obtain the Zoom link, contact Angelica Paredes at angelica@umext.umass.edu  

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Please add the state you live in if outside of Massachusetts!

The May 19 session is hosted by, Sandra Choate.

Lawyer

In her former position, a day at Sandy’s office was anything but routine! It could often involve meeting with lawmakers and their staff in the Capitol complex, being with government officials at any of the many agency headquarters located in Washington, D.C., or meeting with members of American Federation of Government Employees’ National Executive Council Board of Directors). On days she was not in the office, she traveled extensively around the country to Conferences and Seminars, to various federal agency offices and to AFGE members’ offices. 

Sandy Choate returned to private practice specializing in the area of federal legislative law after almost 19 years as the Assistant General Counsel-Legislation for the AFGE, AFL-CIO.  She has worked on a wide range of issues affecting federal employees and has over 30 years’ experience analyzing and drafting legislation; providing advice and guidance to Locals and federal employees particularly in the area of civil service law and regulations; and, has specialized expertise in the area of employment issues affecting federal firefighters.

She has headed or served on numerous task forces for agencies including the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Defense. Prior to her work with AFGE, Attorney Choate was in private practice where she represented numerous trade associations as their legislative counsel.

She is a graduate of the American University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration/Financial Planning, and a Suma Cum Laude graduate of The George Mason University School of Law. She is a member of the D. C. and Virginia bars, the U.S. Supreme Courts, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, D.C., Fourth and Eleventh Circuits, and the U. S. District Courts for D.C. and the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.

Contact's name: 
Angelica Paredes
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