Patricia Doucette-Szobonya Esq.
Patricia Doucette-Szobonya, Esq.
Chair, Paralegal Studies
Assistant Professor, Paralegal Studies/Criminal Justice
Patricia Doucette-Szobonya has extensive teaching experience in both the paralegal and criminal justice fields and a broad legal background as a practicing attorney. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Professor in fall 2013, she had been a paralegal adjunct at the college for six years. She has been the Assistant to the Chair of Paralegal Studies since 2011 and also served as the Career Specialist, allowing her “to see the knowledge and practical hands-on work taught in the classroom” yield employment for RCC students as paralegals. She originated the Mentor for a Day program at RCC and developed and taught an online course, among other achievements.
Doucette-Szobonya taught criminal law as an adjunct at Mercy College from 2010 to 2013. She has operated her own law practice in Suffern since 2000, emphasizing personal injury, criminal law and real estate matters. She also was an associate with the Koplen Law Firm of New City.
BS Business, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY, 1991
JD, New York Law School, New York, NY, 1998
Received Principal's full academic scholarship to St. Francis College
Served as Career Specialist at RCC
Established Mentor for a Day program at RCC
Created and administers the RCC Paralegal Facebook Page
Author of the RCC Moot Court competition problems and participates as a judge
Established RCC chapter of the LEX Honor Society honoring paralegal students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher