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Lang, Richert & Patch Signs On To Central Valley Pro Bono Challenge

On October 6, 2010,  California Supreme Court Chief Justice, Ronald George, launched the Central Valley Pro Bono Challenge. The Challenge is a collaboration between Central California Legal Services ("CCLS"), Public Interest Clearinghouse ("PIC"), and Pro Bono Net. Ana de Alba, Pro Bono Coordinator at Lang, Richert & Patch, worked closely with CCLS and PIC in an effort to implement the Challenge which encourages participating attorneys and firms to provide anywhere from 10 to 50 pro bono … [Read more...]

Fresno Attorneys receive 2010 Super Lawyer and Rising Star Honors

Lang, Richert & Patch is proud to recognize its 2010 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Every year, the San Francisco publication, Law and Politics puts together a listing of outstanding lawyers in more than seventy practice areas. These attorneys are recognized for their uncompromising work and professional achievement. Only upon being nominated by their peers and evaluated by an independent source in a multi-phase process, do attorneys qualify for Super Lawyer honors. Top up-and-coming … [Read more...]

Peer Education provided by René Lastreto II

Lang, Richert & Patch shareholder and creditor's rights attorney Rene Lastreto II has been and will be a faculty member in four separate lawyer education conferences this spring, summer and fall. On May 17, Mr. Lastreto was a faculty member for the National Business Institute's "Negotiating Real Estate Loans and Workout Options" session at the Piccadilly Hotel in Fresno. Mr. Lastreto was also a faculty member along with two other practitioners and two prominent Bankruptcy Judges at the … [Read more...]

Client Conversations, the Role of the Donor Advisor

Lanier Thomas, head of the firm’s Wealth Management team, presented “Client Conversations, the Role of the Donor Advisor,” to the Deans and Associate Deans of the various colleges at California State University, Fresno.  The talk focused on communication skills and techniques designed to help donors clarify their passions and purpose in giving.  Topics included basics of planned giving strategies and the current thinking from the planned giving community on strategic philanthropy. … [Read more...]

Lang Richert & Patch Leads Central Valley Law Firms in Growing Green.

It started with a simple decision to switch from buying bottled water to installing a filtered water system. Today Lang, Richert and Patch has adopted a series of environmentally friendly policies that led it to become the first private law firm based in the Central Valley to be recognized by the ABA as a Partner in their Climate Challenge program. “We have learned that going green today can mean saving green” said partner, Robert Patch II.  Lang, Richert and Patch has shown that you can … [Read more...]

Ana de Alba Joins Newly Formed State Bar Committee

Ana de Alba has joined the newly formed State Bar of California Pro Bono Coordinating Committee ("PBCC"). PBCC is a joint project of the California Commission on Access to Justice and the State Bar Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. PBCC's mission is to encourage, facilitate, and coordinate pro bono efforts throughout the state by: developing and maintaining communications between PBCC and other pro bono related entities; providing a forum for identifying gaps in, and … [Read more...]

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...]