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Assistant Dean for Career Opportunities

Phone: 303.871.6478
Email: ebono@law.du.edu

Expertise:
Eric Bono is the Assistant Dean for Career Opportunities at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and has significant experience advising on a variety of careers including those in law firms, in-house legal departments, government agencies, and corporations. He has a number of professional contacts across all of these sectors. Dean Bono has also advised hundreds of students on state and federal judicial clerkships and has a large network of judges and judicial clerks.

Background:
Dean Bono has a diverse background practicing law and working in higher education. Dean Bono worked at the University of Colorado Law School from 2006 – 2011 where he served as the Director for the Private Sector and Judicial Clerkships in Colorado Law’s Office of Career Development. Before that, he practiced general litigation and employment law in Denver at the law firms of Holme Roberts & Owen and Baird & Kiovsky. Prior to law school, Dean Bono was an Admissions Counselor at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and an Assistant Director of Admissions at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. In his spare time, Dean Bono enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and spending time with his family.

Education:
J.D. Ohio State University 2001
B.A. Denison University 1995 summa cum laude

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Career Consultant

Phone: 303.871.6463
Email: fho@law.du.edu

Expertise:
Felicia Ho is a career consultant with a focus on private sector employment opportunities in law firms and corporate legal departments. She also heads Denver Law’s diversity employment initiatives such as the Colorado Pledge to Diversity 1L Summer Clerkship Program, the Colorado Supreme Court and Colorado Court of Appeals Diversity Judicial Internship Program, and the Judge Kristen L. Mix Dream Team Public Sector Diversity Internship Program.

Background:
While in law school, Felicia clerked at the Asian Law Alliance in California’s Silicon Valley and the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco. She served as managing editor of the Tulane Law Maritime Journal and was an officer of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Following law school, Felicia practiced as a criminal defense and plaintiff’s employment discrimination attorney at small firms in Denver, Colorado. She joined Denver Law in 2011 as a program coordinator for the Office of Alumni Relations and the Professional Mentoring Program. There, she developed an extensive professional network that has informed her work as a career consultant. Felicia is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado, and the Denver Area Legal Recruiters Association.

Outside of work, Felicia is a board member of the Denver Public Schools Asian Education Advisory Council and the McAuliffe at Smiley Foundation where she works to improve educational opportunities and programming for primary and secondary school students in the Denver Public School District. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children on the soccer fields and the ski slopes.

Education:
J.D. Tulane University 1997
B.A. University of California, Berkeley 1993

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Career Consultant

Phone: 303.871.6063
Email: jmckee@law.du.edu

Expertise:
Mr. McKee is a Career Consultant for the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and brings a wealth of experience and contacts in all employment sectors. Mr. McKee advises on Public Sector and non-traditional employment opportunities with a special emphasis on environmental law career planning. Mr. McKee has worked for public sector employers such as non-profits, governments at municipal, county and federal levels, higher education, contract and entrepreneurial work, and working for Fortune 500 corporations. Mr. McKee’s legal career services expertise includes serving as Manager of Recruitment and Professional Development for Holland & Hart LLP and over 6 years of experience in law school career services.

Background:
Prior to law school, Mr. McKee enjoyed careers in several professions including as a show performer at Disney World, park ranger at Carlsbad Caverns, Mount Rushmore, and in Brooklyn, New York, Owner/operator entrepreneur of a vegan food business, and high school English teacher. Mr. McKee teaches career skills workshops for Jefferson County, Colorado and provides pro bono legal counseling for temporary residents of the Action Center Homeless Shelter in Lakewood. Mr. McKee committed to veganism in the year 2000 and enjoys vegan cooking and baking, and hiking for miles with his wife and dogs in the Colorado mountains. John McKee can be reached at 303.871.6063.

Education:
J.D. University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, 2011
M.E.M. Duke University, 1997
B.A. University of Notre Dame, 1992

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Career Consultant

Phone: 303.871.6392
Email: amontague@law.du.edu

Expertise:
Andrea Montague is a Career Consultant with a focus on public sector careers and judicial clerkships. Andrea has significant experience advising on careers in public defender offices, district attorney offices, government agencies, and non-profit organizations and she has also advised many students on state and federal judicial clerkships.

Background:
Originally from New York City, Andrea has a diverse background practicing law. Following law school graduation, she clerked for Judge Margaret Cammer of Brooklyn Civil Court where she worked on both criminal and civil cases, and then spent a year in New Zealand working for a barrister litigating product liability claims. Upon returning to the United States, Andrea worked as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights and was a founding member of a state-wide educational lobbying organization. Prior to joining the Office of Career Development & Opportunities, Andrea worked for a small Denver law firm in the area of intergovernmental affairs and family law.

While in law school, Andrea was a recipient of the Edward A. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship, and interned at the National Organization for Women Legal Defense Fund. Andrea also interned at the Second Judicial Department, Appellate Term of the New York State Supreme Court, and the Sex Crimes Unit of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. Andrea successfully competed in the Moot Court Honor Society’s Wagner Labor Law Competition and was also awarded the Carole Mehlman Gould Prize for her work as a law student in the area of women’s rights.

Education:
J.D. Brooklyn Law School 1989
B.A. George Washington University 1984

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Business Intelligence Officer

Phone: 303.871.6023
Email: clambert@law.du.edu

Expertise:
Colin’s role in the Career Development Office draws upon his expertise in the Symplicity job database as well as other technical areas, including database management, project management and system implementation. Though he initially started as the Systems Specialist for the CDO, his role has now expanded to serve all departments within the law school as the Business Intelligence Officer.

Background:
After completing college, Colin stayed at American University to start his career as a Web Developer for the International Students Office and eventually becoming the Manager of Information Technology for the AU Career Center. During his eight years in that position, Colin helped to launch the Symplicity system in the office and became the administrator. Colin was then hired to be a Systems Developer/Project Manager for American University’s I.T. department. His time there was short lived, however, as he decided to move out west to Denver in 2011 to work at the CDO.
Outside of work, Colin is an avid soccer and football fan and enjoys going home to his homeland, Trinidad and Tobago.

Education:
B.A., Computer Information Systems, American University 2002.

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Career Consultant

Phone: 303.871.6586
Email: cscarola@law.du.edu

Expertise:
Colleen Scarola is a Career Consultant for Career Opportunities at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and has significant experience advising on careers at law firms, in-house legal departments, and corporations. She also leads the on-campus interview program and advises students interested in this program. Ms. Scarola has substantial professional contacts in the private sector.

Background:
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Ms. Scarola relocated to Colorado in 2014 and joined the Office of Career Development & Opportunities. Prior to joining the office, Ms. Scarola practiced for seven years as a products liability, insurance defense, and insurance coverage attorney at the Chicago law firms of Cremer Spina and McVey & Parsky, LLC. In recognition of her professional achievements, she was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2011, 2013, and 2014-a designation given to only 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois each year. In addition to her position at the Office of Career Development & Opportunities, Ms. Scarola runs Scarola Law, LLC where she specializes in contract review and preparation and estate planning legal services. Outside of work, she is an attorney mentor for Castle Rock Teen Court, a community-based, juvenile intervention/prevention program that offers an alternative to the juvenile justice system. In her spare time, Ms. Scarola enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, and cheering on the Chicago sport teams.

Education:
J.D. The John Marshall Law School 2006
B.A. Illinois State University 2003, magna cum laude

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Career Consultant

Phone: 303.871.6341
Email: jstein@law.du.edu

Expertise:
Judy Stein, a 3rd generation Denver native, is a Career Consultant with the Office of Career Development & Opportunities at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and has significant experience advising on a variety of careers including those in government agencies and non-profits such as Offices of the Public Defender and District Attorney, City Attorney and County Attorney, Legal Services and Legal Aid Societies and other advocacy groups. She has significant professional contacts across all of these sectors. Judy has advised students on state and federal judicial clerkships and has a large network of judges and judicial clerks.

Background:
While in law school, Judy was a law clerk for the Appellate Division of the Colorado State Public Defender Office. After law school, Judy clerked for the Honorable Roxanne Bailin of the Twentieth Judicial District of Colorado in Boulder where she worked on civil and criminal cases. She then went to work as a Staff Attorney in the Family and Children’s Unit for the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver, now known as Colorado Legal Services. Judy has also served on the Board of Directors of non-profit organizations and worked as a pro bono attorney for The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center and the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network. She joined the Office of Career Development & Opportunities at Denver Law in 2013.

Education:
J.D. University of Colorado School of Law, 1988
B.A with Honors, Northwestern University, 1984

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Office Coordinator

Phone: 303.871.6214
Email: careers@law.du.edu / lvargas@law.du.edu

Lindsey Vargas is the Office Coordinator for Career Development at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She joined the team in February of 2016. As the Office Coordinator for Career Development, she handles all of the office’s scheduling of appointments, as well as all administrative tasks the office needs. Students are welcome to speak with Lindsey if they have any questions regarding scheduling, CDO sponsored programs, Symplicity, On Campus Interviews, reciprocity requests or anything else that may be on their mind.

Lindsey has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication Studies from California State University, Long Beach and has experience working for law firms in Los Angeles and Denver. She participates in University of Denver’s Sustainability Council and volunteers with 4 Paws 4 Life Animal Rescue on a weekly basis. She has aspirations of becoming a novel editor and is a self-proclaimed foodie.