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February 10, 2014

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 ...... Read More

January 14, 2014

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 ...... Read More

September 16, 2013

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 ...... Read More

September 10, 2013

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 ...... Read More

August 7, 2013

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 ...... Read More

July 9, 2013

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 ...... Read More

July 9, 2013

Why Construction Disputes Are Better Resolved Through Mediation

Working as contractors, project owners, sureties and even lenders unfortunately puts some construction professionals at risk for legal disputes. Disputes over the specifics of the job, the cost of the job, change orders as the ...... Read More