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August 17, 2022

California Supreme Court Rules that Penalties for Violating Rights of the Disabled Under Unruh Civil Rights Act Do Not Apply to Public School Districts

In a recent case involving a special needs student who was assaulted while on a public school campus, Brennon B. v. Superior Court, the question before the California Supreme Court was whether school districts can ...... Read More

August 5, 2022

California Senate Bill 197 Extends Key Housing Element Rezoning Deadlines, Expands Funding Opportunities

On June 30, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 197, which grants local jurisdictions in California with housing element due dates in 2021 additional time to complete any necessary rezoning. SB 197 also addresses the ...... Read More

July 28, 2022

Rick R. Olivarez Interviewed by Authority Magazine on “5 Things You Need To Create Or Lead A Successful Law Firm”

OMLO’s Founding and Managing Partner Rick R. Olivarez was recently interviewed for the Authority Magazine series “5 Things You Need To Create Or Lead A Successful Law Firm,” which asks legal leaders for insight on ...... Read More

July 5, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Football Coach’s On-Field, Post-Game Prayers Protected Under First Amendment

On June 27, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court (“Court”) issued its decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, ruling 6-3 that Joseph Kennedy, a part-time football coach at Bremerton High School, a public school in ...... Read More

June 17, 2022

Observing Juneteenth

OMLO is proud to acknowledge and honor Juneteenth, the oldest national observance of the ending of slavery in the United States. The holiday commemorates the events of June 19, 1865, when, two and a half ...... Read More

June 16, 2022

AB 1655 Would Make Juneteenth an Official State Holiday for California Public Schools, Community Colleges, and the California State University Systems

In 2021, President Joe Biden signed legislation into law that established June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a federal holiday. Assembly Bill (AB) 1655, introduced by Assembly Members Jones-Sawyer, Mia Bonta, and Akilah Weber, ...... Read More

June 3, 2022

Celebrating Pride Month

OMLO is proud to celebrate Pride Month and recognize the achievements and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. Our firm believes in creating a culture that is rooted in inclusion and celebrates all individuals equally. This ...... Read More

June 2, 2022

Rick R. Olivarez to Co-Chair Adventist Health White Memorial Medical Center Charitable Foundation Gala

OMLO is pleased to share that Founding and Managing Partner Rick R. Olivarez, an ardent and longtime supporter of the nonprofit White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, will serve as Co-Chair of the White ...... Read More

May 31, 2022

New Law AB 1276 Imposes a State-Mandated Local Program to Regulate Single-Use Foodware Accessories and Standard Condiments

AB 1276, authored by Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo, was signed into law on October 5, 2021. The goal of AB 1276 is to reduce the use of and waste generated by all single-use food service products.[1] ...... Read More

May 24, 2022

OMLO Proudly Sponsors the TELACU Education Foundation’s “Building the Dream” Virtual Gala

OMLO is a proud sponsor of the TELACU Education Foundation’s 38th Annual “Building the Dream” Virtual Gala, taking place on Thursday, June 9, 2022. This inspiring event will bring together leaders from the corporate, educational, ...... Read More

May 16, 2022

Rick R. Olivarez Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2022 “Top 100 Lawyers” List

OMLO is pleased to announce that founding and managing partner Rick R. Olivarez has been selected for inclusion in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s inaugural list of “Top 100 Lawyers.” This recognition is bestowed upon ...... Read More

May 13, 2022

CEQA Notice and Filing Requirements Changed Under AB 819

Assembly Bill 819 (AB 819) took effect on January 1, 2022. The key changes for local public agencies to be aware of are the new communication, notice, and filing requirements under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). AB ...... Read More