Attorney Lloyd Pilchen Honored at Pro Bono Awards

On September 10, 2014, Olivarez Madruga attorney, Lloyd Pilchen, was honored at the Public Counsel Pro Bono Awards for his work with its Early Care and Education Law Program.  Specifically, for spearheading Public Counsel’s work to…

Associate Elliot Field Joins the Bench for a Day at Loyola Law School

On April 9, 2014, OM associate Elliot Field volunteered to serve as a judge for Loyola Law School’s first year students’ oral argument exercise. Organized by Legal Writing Program Director and Clinical Professor Cindy Archer, Elliot…

Olivarez Madruga Attorneys Quoted in Daily Journal

State pension fund letter over courts’ use of retirees stirs concern

Rick R. Olivarez Elected to NALEO Educational Fund Board of Directors

In February, Managing Partner Rick R. Olivarez attended a NALEO Educational Fund event in Washington D.C. to witness the presentation of the Edward R. Roybal Award for Outstanding Public Service. Mr. Olivarez was recently elected to…

Congratulations Super Lawyer

Thomas M. Madruga

Olivarez Madruga is pleased to announce that Tom Madruga has been elected for the 2014 Super Lawyers list, marking the 7th year of this achievement for Tom. We’re proud to have this exceptional attorney helping to…

2014 Legislation Update

Governor Jerry Brown, during the 2013 session of the California State Legislature, signed numerous bills into law, the majority of which became effective January 1, 2014. This legislation update summarizes the relevant new laws that will…

5 Recent Changes to Education Law

Education law is constantly changing to reflect changes in technology and the way children learn. While these new laws are set to help children acquire a better education, legal guidelines related to education can make paperwork…

How the Brown Act Affects Parents

Parents who live in the state of California should be aware of their rights under the Brown Act (the “Act”). The Act, which was passed by the California Legislature, guarantees the right of the public to…

Let’s bring the Brown Act into the 21st century

Both lauded and maligned—and perhaps occasionally violated—the Brown Act has been an integral part of California politics for over half a century. The Ralph M. Brown Act, often referred to as California’s “open meetings law,” was first…

The Benefits Of Mediation Over Traditional Courtroom Proceedings

Compared to the tense nature of litigation, mediation offers a valuable tool for alternative methods of dispute resolution. Mediation involves the two disputing parties getting together and discussing the issues at hand with a trained mediator…

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