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The Deal: ROSE M. PANTAZIS
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By Craig Schulin
EDUCATION: 2001--bachelor's degree from Mary Washington College; 2001-2004--law reader under the Virginia State Bar's Law Reader Program. On Nov. 1, 2004, I was admitted to the Virginia State Bar as counselor and attorney at law.
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP? I grew up in the 1950s and '60s in an Italian immigrant family and was raised in a very traditional Sicilian home. During those days, young girls were groomed to be good wives and mothers. College was not encouraged. Like most girls in my neighborhood, I dreamed of a happy marriage and large family. It was after my oldest child was in college that I first desired to be an attorney "when I grew up."
FIRST JOB: Clerk-stenographer, Federal Communications Commission
WORST JOB: None. I learned many things from each job that prepared me for the next one. Assuredly, I enjoyed some aspects of each job more than others, but there has not been one job that I disliked.
CAREER HISTORY: 1971-1973: Legal assistant to the legal adviser to FCC Commissioner Robert Bartley.
1973-1979: Legal assistant to a division chief and an administrative law judge for the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C.
1979-1988: Stay-at-home mom; Cub Scout leader; classroom volunteer, PTO vice president and PTO president, all at Garrisonville Elementary; church volunteer; and Christian education teacher at St. William of York Catholic Church.
1988-2001: Legal assistant to a local attorney.
2001-2004: Law reader under the Virginia State Bar Law Reader Program.
2004-2006: Partner of the law firm of Jacoby & Pantazis.
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