Archives for 2009

Erica C. Gonzalez Elected To Fresno County Young Lawyers Board of Directors

Erica C. Gonzalez was elected to the Fresno County Young Lawyers Association (FCYLA) Board of Directors for the 2010/2011 term. FCYLA is composed of those members of the Fresno County Bar Association who have been members of the State Bar of California for five years or less or are 36 years of age or younger. FCYLA is formally affiliated with the Fresno County Bar Association, but has its own independently elected Board of Directors. FCYLA organizes events throughout the year to provide … [Read more...]

National Pro Bono Week Celebration Reception Hosted by Lang, Richert & Patch

Earlier this year, the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California adopted a resolution recognizing the week of October 25 through October 31, 2009, as the first annual National Pro Bono Week Celebration. Lang, Richert & Patch was pleased to host Voluntary Legal Services Program's and Fresno County Bar Association Pro Bono Section's reception celebrating National Celebrate Pro Bono Week on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Ana de Alba of Lang, Richert & Patch, worked closely with … [Read more...]

Fresno Attorneys receive Super Lawyer and Rising Star Honors

Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are honorary titles bestowed upon a select group of the most distinguished attorneys by the San Francisco publication, Law and Politics. Lang, Richert & Patch proudly recognizes its 2009 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Attorneys earn this distinction after being evaluated in a multi-phase process that involves peer nomination and third-party research, which rigorously evaluates the nominees. Renowned authorities esteem this complex process of selecting top … [Read more...]

René Lastreto on "Cross-Border Collections" Panel

On October 1-4, 2009 Mr. René Lastreto will be participating as a faculty member in the 36th Annual Association of Business Trial Lawyers Seminar at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The topic for this years' seminar is "Lost in Translation: Cross-Border Litigation Tactics and Strategies." Mr. Lastreto will be on a panel discussing the topic "Cross-Border Collections: You Won. . . Now What?" The topics that he and the panel will be presenting include how to collect/enforce … [Read more...]

Ana de Alba Appointed To State Bar Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services.

The Board of Governors appointed Ana de Alba to the California State Bar Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services ("SCDLS"). The term of her appointment is effective at the close of the 2009 State Bar Annual Meeting and expires at the close of the 2012 State Bar Annual Meeting. The SCDLS is a 20-member advisory committee whose goal is to identify, develop, and support improvement in the delivery of legal services, both civil and criminal, to low and moderate-income … [Read more...]

Victoria Salisch Receives CalChamber Small Business Advocate of the Year Award

The California Chamber of Commerce honored five small business executives yesterday with its “2009 Small Business Advocate of the Year” award, recognizing recipients for their advocacy efforts on behalf of small businesses. The CalChamber presented the awards at a luncheon before more than 400 attendees at the CalChamber Business Summit in Sacramento. 2009 Small Business Advocate of the Year Award recipients are: Victoria Salisch, Partner, Lang, Richert & Patch, Attorneys at Law, … [Read more...]

“Women Helping Women” Luncheon A Great Success!

By Ana de Alba Board member, Fresno County Women Lawyers A call to action heard loud and clear in the legal community was answered last month during the Fresno County Women Lawyers’ “Women Helping Women” luncheon. The luncheon featured speakers Jenny Bates, Director of The Hacienda Drug/Alcohol Rehabilitation Center for Women and Deborah Torres, Director of Samaritan Women. The speakers shared stories of how their organizations help women who have been incarcerated get back on their feet. … [Read more...]

A Trend Toward Harmonizing Reasonable Accommodation and Interactive Process Claims Under the FEHA and ADA?

Nadaf-Rahrov v. Neiman Marcus Group, Inc., et al.: A Trend Toward Harmonizing Reasonable Accommodation and Interactive Process Claims Under the FEHA and ADA? The Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District in Nadaf-Rahrov v. Neiman Marcus Group, Inc., et al. (Sept. 10, 2008, Cal. Ct. App. 1st) __ Cal.App.4th __ [2008 DJDAR14314] held the federal definition of “reasonable accommodation” applies to disability-based discrimination claims under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, … [Read more...]