On January 2, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion that permits the admission of undocumented immigrants to the California State Bar, In re Sergio C. Garcia, 58 Cal 4th 440 (2014). Garcia was represented pro bono by APRL members Lindsay Slatter and Jerome Fishkin. The case holds that undocumented immigration status does not per se deny a person admission to the California State Bar. Lindsay and Jerry estimate that they logged over 600 pro hours during the 3 years they were involved. The case was both a professional and personal odyssey for Lindsay and Jerry, who are married as well as law partners. They will speak about their experience at the Friday Luncheon on Friday, March 28, 2014, during the APRL Mid-Year Meeting in Las Vegas.
APRL member Timothy Strauch successfully represented an office supply company, Masters Group International Inc., in a lawsuit against the company’s bank, Dallas-based Comerica Inc