OMLO Partner and NALEO Board Member, Rick R. Olivarez, was in attendance at NALEO’s 34th Annual Conference held in Dallas, Texas. Each year, the conference serves as the largest gathering of Latino policymakers in the country, with nearly 1,000 Latino officials and community leaders from across the nation present at the event.
With the recent passing of Senate Bill 4 in Texas, outlawing “sanctuary cities” throughout the state, and ultimately posing a threat towards immigrants, holding the conference in Dallas came at a critical time, allowing Latino leaders to come together in a single venue to discuss how, as a community, they are able to best support immigrants in Texas and across the United States.
Sessions were held throughout the conference, examining policies and legal tools available to assist immigrants, strategies to ensure community members were aware of their rights, and the effects boycotts and other measures can have on state and local economies.
Mr. Olivarez is honored to be a part of an organization that addresses key issues, such as education and workforce development, that will prepare Latinos for the future.
An informational article discussing cannabis regulations written by Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill attorney Joaquin Vazquez was published in the most recent issue of California Litigation. Mr. Vazquez’s article was one of two lead articles that served as inspiration for the publication’s cover art. Click here to read Mr. Vazquez’s write-up, which begins on page 17.
Should you want to discuss cannabis regulations in further detail with Mr. Vazquez, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
We are very pleased to announce that Olivarez Madruga is now Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill, LLP. We’ve added two new partners to the team: Keith Lemieux and Steve O’Neill.
Prior to the joining of the two firms, Lemieux and O’Neill ran a successful boutique water law firm with several decades of experience in the representation of water districts. With this merger, Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill adds a team of experienced public agency attorneys and staff, and expands the range of legal services we currently offer, while maintaining our competitive rates.
We look forward to the continuing growth of the firm in the years to come.