The Firm Does Justice Jog

Team OM was in full effect at the 8th annual Justice Jog hosted by the Greater Los Angeles Chapter Association of Legal Administrators (GLA ALA).  All proceeds raised at the 5K event benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates of Los Angeles (CASA), a nonprofit organization that pairs trained volunteer advocates with children in the dependency system to reduce and reverse the effects of child abuse and neglect.  In 2014, Justice Jog raised over $86,000 to support the programs of CASA of Los Angeles.  Each year CASA assists over 6,000 abused and neglected children in need of an adult figure in Los Angeles.

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Join Us – Discrimination Prevention Seminar

Olivarez Madruga, in association with Maggio + Kattar law firm, is facilitating complimentary seminars on “Discrimination:  Preventing Unfair Hiring Practices;  Preparing for Complaints and Investigations” in San Diego and Los Angeles.  The seminars will cover the following topics, with Olivarez Madruga Partner, Christine Hsu, speaking at both events:

  • Important Updates in Government Enforcement relating to Employment and Immigration Laws
  • How to Avoid Discriminatory Hiring Practices
  • How to Develop and Maintain Policies, Procedures and Audits to Ensure Consistent Compliance
  • Best Practices for Handling Complaints and Investigations, Both In-House and by Government Agencies (DOL, USCIS, ICE, OSC)

Click here to register for the San Diego seminar held on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Click here to register for the Los Angeles seminar held on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Birrueta & Aborjaily Present at the Latino Academy

The Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP) in conjunction with the William C. Velasquez Institute (WCVI) invited Olivarez Madruga attorneys, Isabel Birrueta and Amerin Aborjaily, to present on ethics and empowerment in local governance at this year’s So Cal Latino Academy.  In addition to the presentation’s emphasis on the legal requirements of elected office, and important 2015 updates to conflict of interest laws, Birrueta provided practical tips to first-time electeds, stressing the importance of knowing changes in filing requirements and deadlines, and providing real life examples which demonstrate the nuances in laws pertaining to elected office.  Aborjaily hopes that local officials left the presentation with a better understanding of the important legal and ethical obligations of elected office and how those obligations will impact their roles as elected officials and as representatives of their communities.

The SVREP was founded by Willie Velasquez, who sought not only to get Latinos more involved in the voting process, but to also bring forth an active and informed electorate.  WCVI continues to ­­cultivate Velasquez’s vision by keeping both the Latino leadership and public informed about the impact of public policies and political opinions on Latinos.