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.

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Speaks at NALEO


Rick Olivarez, OM Managing Partner, had the honor of meeting former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton at the National Association of Latino Elected Officials’ 32nd Annual Conference held this past June, where she delivered a speech touching on such issues as children, family, education, language and immigration.

NALEO is composed of Republican and Democratic Latino public officeholders at various government levels, and works to improve the numbers of Latinos in public office, as well as improve the immigration system to increase citizenship among Latinos and other immigrants.