Spotlight: Hon. Rosemarie Annunziata (Ret.)
My involvement with the practice of law began when I was in my early thirties, after moving to Northern Virginia, where my husband, a civilian with the Air Force, accepted a position with the Pentagon. I was actively engaged in volunteer work relating to human rights and community needs and interests. Because I was a member of the League of Women Voters and was appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to the Fairfax County Tenant-Landlord Commission and the Substance Abuse Council of the Northern Virginia Planning District Commission, it became clear that the tools needed for orderly change and improvement in personal and community welfare resided in the law. It was a field in which to build upon my graduate studies in education and teaching at Yale, as well as develop my writing, editing and reporting skills, which I honed at one of Alabama’s major newspapers. I was admitted to the American University Washington College of Law as a mother of three young children, and still completed my degree in three years.
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