The Law Offices Of Goldberg & Ibarra Voluntary
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2015
LAW DAY AWARD WINNERS
By Ana de Alba, Pro Bono Services Section Chair, Lang, Richert and Patch
2015 PRO BONO FIRM OF THE YEAR:
The Law Offices Of Goldberg & Ibarra
Central California Legal Services and the Pro Bono Services Section of the Fresno County Bar Association are proud to name The Law Offices Of Goldberg & Ibarra as the 2015 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year. We chose The Law Offices Of Goldberg & Ibarra because Michael Goldberg and David Ibarra are actively involved in numerous pro bono activities. They can be seen providing assistance at the monthly workers' rights clinic, consulting with voluntary legal services programs on individual pro bono cases, volunteering for Univision's phone bank on behalf of the Consulate of Mexico in Fresno, and supporting other non-profits in the community, such as CASA.
Michael Goldberg is State-Certified by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in Workers' Compensation Law. Mr. Goldberg also provides personal representation in Personal Injury Law, Social Security Disability Law and Employment Law in all courts in California. In addition, Mr. Goldberg is a member of the Supreme Court Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts of California. Mr. Goldberg has received numerous awards and recognitions, including Million Dollar Advocate Member and Super Lawyer (2008-2011).
David Ibarra received his Juris Doctor from San Joaquin College of Law and was admitted to the bar in 2010. While at SJCL he founded the student organization LawSUIT (Law Students United in Tolerance). Currently is a member of the La Raza Lawyers Association and California Applicant Attorney Association. Mr. Ibarra and his wife Jennell Casillas founded the Ibarra/Casillas Scholarship for SJCL law students. Mr. Ibarra practices Workers' Compensation, Social Security and Personal Injury Law.
Please join us in congratulating Ms. Lynch and The Law Offices Of Goldberg & Ibarra at our annual Law Day luncheon May 1,
Goldberg and Ibarra: The Opportunity to Give Back
Goldberg and Ibarra is dedicated to supporting its community through its involvement with the following charities and associations:
All About Care
All About Care provides practical, emotional, spiritual, and charitable support to people with terminal illness, especially those with HIV/AIDS. This organization provides information and referrals for individuals with AIDS, their families, and caregivers. Additionally, All About Care offers individual counseling, bereavement counseling, phone support, and crisis counseling for women and children.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates - neutral volunteers who speak for children in foster care. To displaced children, CASA stands for hope in a time of turmoil. Foster children have been removed from unsafe, abusive or neglectful homes. Their journey is far from over as they enter a world of lawyers, therapists, social workers, new schools, and temporary homes. CASA volunteers are trained to be a consistent, watchful presence in foster children's changing lives. They work with the system and help judges make informed decisions in children's best interests. CASA's goal is to help each child transition from foster care to a healthy, successful future, whether in a permanent, adoptive home or as an independent adult.
CASA's Mission: CASA of Fresno Madera Counties is 501(c)3 community-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to recruit, train and support citizen volunteers to advocate and speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Court Systems.
EPU (Educational Parents Unlimited)
The mission of EPU is to strengthen and empower children and families facing extraordinary medical, developmental, and parenting challenges. EPU tends to families with children who are born with a disability, born prematurely, face chronic illnesses or are struggling with family distress. EPU was started in 1976 as a small support group for parents. 35 years later, EPU has grown to a staff of more than 100 therapists and early childhood specialists to meet the critical needs of children and families in our community.
EPU's Mission: By keeping children healthy and families strong we help them prepare for a future that is rich and fulfilling.
Central California Legal Services
Central California Legal Services is a non-profit law firm. We provide free legal assistance to low income families and individuals in the following counties: Fresno, Kings, Mariposa, Merced, Tulare, and Tuolumne. Our clients are the working poor, immigrants, families with young children, the disabled, veterans, victims of domestic violence and elder abuse, seniors and other low-income individuals. Individual attorneys and law firms provide invaluable pro bono assistance to our clients every day through legal clinics and limited scope and direct representation on individual cases and actions involving major litigation.
CCLS's mission: to advance justice and empower people through education, outreach and zealous representation in civil legal matters.
Central Valley Chapter of La Raza Lawyers Association
The Central Valley Chapter of La Raza Lawyers Association is an affiliate of La Raza Lawyers of California. The statewide organization was organized in 1977 as a non-profit association to support Chicano and Latino Lawyers in California and serve as a statewide network for local affiliates. The Central Valley Chapter was organized in 1979 by members of the emerging Hispanic legal community. Each year LRLA sponsors the Mario G. Olmos Memorial Scholarship Banquet at which the association awards scholarships to deserving students.
Ibarra/Casillas LawSUIT Scholarship
Sponsored by Partner Attorney, David Ibarra (Class of 2010) and Jennell Casillas.
Qualifications: Given to a 2nd-5th year law student with financial need and a record of academic achievement in undergraduate and/or law school that demonstrates promise for a successful career in law. Must be a member of the LawSUIT student organization and be committed to civic involvement through SJCL or other community volunteer activities that promote diversity and will continue that commitment upon entering the legal profession.