Jane Aschenbrenner Ryan '75 Pre-LAW LEcture
1 Legal System + 2 Jurisdictions = Plenty of Surprises
George Vona, a Toronto lawyer in private practice will be speaking on examining the shared legal system and often different practice in Canada and the United States.
The lecture takes place on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 from 4-5PM in Welles 24. This lecture will be of special interest to Pre-Law, Legal Studies, and International Relations students as well as all those interested in court decisions concerning gay and lesbian civil rights. All members of the Geneseo community are welcome.
George Vona is a former professional pianist who at the age of 40 developed the symptoms of focal dystonia, a neurological repetitive stress disorder that effectively ended his playing career. At a time when most people begin daydreaming of retirement, Dr Vona, faced with a mortgage, a new-born daughter and limited career options, and against all common-sense, decided to go to back to school to study law. Dr Vona is currently practicing law as a sole practitioner concentrating in the areas of Wills and Estates and Real Estate.
George Vona holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Hartt School, University of Hartford, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto Law School.
During his musical career, he and his wife Lark Popov, performed together as a celebrated concert piano duo and their second compact disc, The Book of Mirrors, was nominated for a Juno Award, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards.
During his law studies, he proudly co-authored the amicus brief submitted by an association of international lawyers for In re Marriage Cases when the case was argued before the California Court of Appeal in 2006.