Name: Angela Barker

Major at Baruch College and Degree Obtained: B.A. Psychology, MSEd

Graduation Year: 1991 and 1997

School within Baruch College: Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

Company and Title: Law Office of Angela Barker LLC, Owner

1) Tell us about your organization and your role there

The Law Office of Angela Barker LLC handles a full range of family law matters; including prenup agreements, divorce, legal separation, establishment and modification of child support, establishment and modification of child custody and visitation, cohabitation, and domestic partnership documents. We also handle special education matters including mediation and due process hearings. We are committed to providing clients with information, support, and quality legal services in a timely and cost-effective manner. 

2) What made you interested in the area of Law and what drives you in your current profession?

I love the diversity of my field. I enjoy helping families and children.  I love the flexibility and the financial freedom that comes with being a lawyer. 

3) What were some unique challenges you faced in your professional career and how did you solve them?

I face racism, sexism and my solution were to form my own practice. 

4) How was your experience at Baruch like? How did Baruch impact your life and career?

Baruch gave me practical, real world experience.  Many of my classmates were first generation college students and immigrants.  We had a sense that we were “all in this together.”  Many of us did not quite know what we wanted but we were sure we wanted a better life. 

5) What is one of your favorite memories you have from your time at Baruch?

I came to Baruch through SEEK.  We formed a tight-knit group of students. Our counselors cared deeply about us and they had an open-door policy. 

6) What is some advice can you give to current Baruch students and alumni about working in the Law field of your profession?

The law is a tough field. It can be financially rewarding. Do not become a lawyer because of financial gain or for prestige. Become a lawyer because you love the profession. You enjoy the intellectual exercise of finding solutions to tough questions. 

7) How can people contact you? (Social Media, LinkedIn, Email)

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: attorneybarker

https://www.linkedin.com/in/angela-barker-8a485b2

Instagram: Angelabarkerlaw


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