Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Full Circle Moment for Judge Cortes CONGRATS

The life of California's Yolo County’s first Latina judge, Sonia Cortes, has now come full circle with her official “robing.”

Cortes, the daughter of farm workers and a Winters High School graduate who went on to obtain a legal degree and become an attorney, took the oath of office before a capacity crowd in the auditorium of Pioneer High School Friday night.

“Those ambitions led my parents to settle in a small house in Winters where they would work in the fields, pick crops and think about the future of their three daughters,” she said. ... The family moved to Yolo Housing — the same migrant housing she would one day be put in charge of successfully reorganizing — “where I would watch rerun episodes of Perry Mason and think I one day, too, would be a lawyer.”

“And my road leads me to this moment, where the governor has appointed me. And here I am before you the first Latina to be appointed a judge in Yolo County,” she said. “Today is an

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

It's Never Too Late for Law School

Entre los más de 2.000 estudiantes que se graduaron hace un par de semanas en la Universidad Santiago de Cali, el cabello blanco de uno de ellos llamó la atención del auditorio.

Era el cabello de Miguel Ángel Ararat, de 70 años, quien culminó sus estudios de Derecho, decisión que se arriesgó a tomar a los 56, ante el pesimismo de muchos de sus amigos.

El ahora abogado Miguel Ángel Ararat celebró su título profesional junto a sus 19 nietos y cinco bisnietos. Asegura que ahora planea cursar un posgrado en derecho de familia.

Lee mas aqui-> 

Among the 2,000 plus graduates a few weeks ago in the University of Santiago de Cali, his grey head of hair stood out and demanded attention in the auditorium.  It was the grey head of Miguel Angel Ararat, 70 years old, who completed the

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

It's Not Charity

My mother is very charitable.  She always gives money to peddlers on the subway. Everyday.  

When I ask her, "How do you know they aren't using it for drugs or something other than food?"  

Her answer, "If you are really that concerned about that, then go ahead and buy them a sandwich.  Me?  I want to give them money and pray that they do the right thing."

But alas, I still felt uncomfortable being charitable.  Until NOW.  You see, with KIVA, its not a charity.  With KIVA, I'm not giving money.  I'm lending money.  It's a loan to help out a family who needs it.  For example... 

I made a loan to Maria De Jesus from El Salvador:

Maria is seeking a loan to buy two mild cows so she can make cheese to sell in the surrounding areas.  In this way she would generate income for her family.  In the future she

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BUFETE not to be confused with Bufé

Bufete: es el despacho de un abogado. Bufé: lo relacionado a los alimentos. ¡No confundir!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Lawyer Up

Just a friendly reminder from your local neighborly attorney's office!

Un recuerdo, una advertencia de Tu Abogado Del Pueblo.


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

LawDiva Spotlight on Carmen Ortiz, US Attorney Of Massachussetts

Carmen Ortiz The US Attorney of Massachussetts
The first woman and the first Hispanic to head the U.S. District Attorney's office in Massachusetts, Carmen Ortiz, led the case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, who was recently convicted and sentenced to death.

The Latina prosecutor said she is relieved that her office was able to show the world how the U.S. justice system works, and that all the evidence showed that Tsarnaev and

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Justice Ginsburg is Diva-fied

Justice Ginsburg Diva-fied in new Opera
There's Batman and Robin and then there's Batman vs The Joker.  That's the dynamic between the Supreme Court Justices: Ginsburg and Scalia.  Both on opposing sides of the the law on most issues.  Scalia being staunchly conservative. and Ginsberg, fighting for women's rights and equality and believes the Constitution was made to defend the country's principles and read liberally.   But their differences don't mar their friendship and now this dynamic is the topic of a one act OPERA.

Justice Scalia, is now a Divo, thanks to this new opera about the two Justices, "through his blunt (some would say scathing) dissents that he has earned a reputation as

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

13,000 Latina Lawyers in the Entire United States

There are only 13,000 Latina attorneys in the United States.  Let that sink in.  Do with that info as you wish. Here is more stats to mull over -->

Currently, Latinas comprise only 1.9% of associates and 0.4% of partners in law firms, the lowest representation of any racial or ethnic group. 

In corporate law departments, Latinas make up only 0.4% of general counsel in

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hip Hop and the Law

Hip Hop lyrics talk about many things except for law school --- until now that is!  

Listen to Drake's lyrics in How 'Bout Now and he mentions the BAR exam.  

Always felt like my vision been bigger than the bigger picture
Crazy how you gotta wait until it's dark out to see who really with ya
Crazy how even when it miss ya, sh*t'll come back around and get ya
Crazy like all my n***, crazy like all my n***
Remember I deleted all my other girls numbers out the phone for you?
Remember when you had to take the BAR exam, I drove in the snow for you
You probably don't remember half the shit a n*** did for you

There should be more hip hop lyrics that talk about other things like law school!

Another of Drake's songs: Started fro the Bottom has a kids version that exalts the

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SI! Hablamos Espanol!

Received a call from an opposing counsel looking for URBAEZ. 

me:  He's not here at the moment.  Do you have his cell #?

OC:  I thought I did. but when I called the voicemail message is all in Spanish.

me:  Yes.  That's his voicemail.  They don't call him TU Abogado Del Pueblo for Nothing!

From civil cases, criminal cases, immigration, and family law to trademark, sports and entertainment law.  So don't sign that contract before calling TU abogado!  Don't go to court for child support, without calling TU abogado.  

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Child Support Special

Child Support - One court appearance ---> $500

This offer is for only one court appearance for Child Support case.

This is NOT for one court appearance at a time.  This is only for ONE court appearance and ONE only.  If you want to begin a case, then this offer is NOT for you.

To take advantage of this offer:

  • Payment must be made via link sent my phone or email.  
  • Payment must be received by June 12, 2015 3pm.
  • You will meet your attorney in court on your scheduled court date.

Caso de Manutension - Un sola vista en la corte ---> $500

Esta oferta is solamente para una vista de la corte para un caso de Child Support.

Esto NO es para una vista a la vez.  Esto es solamente para UNA vista y una vista punto. Si quieres empezar un caso de child support, entonces esta oferta NO es para usted.

Las condiciones de esta oferta es lo siguiente:

  • Pago se hace por un link mandado por su celular o por email.
  • Pago se completa antes de el 12 de junio 2015 a las 3pm.
  • Usted se reune con su abogado en la corte el dia de su cita de su caso de manutension (child support).

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Justice Sotomayor Decides Who is the BEST Salsa Dancer

Justice Sotomayor and Esai Morales
Cubans invented Salsa music.  Dominicans grace the world with Bachata.  Puerto Ricans, well, they've got J-LO.  

Justice Sotomayor and Jorge Ramos
One thing is for sure however.  Latinos love to dance!  And everyone wants credit for being the BEST dancing group.  Well, Justice Sonia Sotomayor has laid down the rule of law in the issue of who is the best Latino dancing group.

When at her alma mater of Yale she answered like this;

“Among Hispanic men, the best dancers in terms of keeping a beat are Dominicans, the worst are Cubans."

Justice Sonia Sotomayor salsa dancing with Jorge Ramos

Justice Sonia Sotomayor mambo-ing with Esai Morales

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Divorce Special $425

Divorce for only $425

Going on RIGHT NOW!  

Divorce papers filled out for only $425.

If your divorce is Uncontested with No Children and No Property and if Both Parties can sign together at our office, and you will file the paers yourself in court then the fee is:


Offer valid until Friday May 29, 2015 3pm.

Does not include court fees or filing service.

REPEAT: you must qualify for this discount.  You qualify if you have

  • NO kids
  • NO property
  • Both will sign together at our office
  • You will file paperwork in court
AGAIN:  NO kids. NO property.  Both just sign at the office and you file the papers!  

Other conditions:

Payment must be made via link sent my phone or email.  
Payment must be received by June 12, 2015 3pm.
After payment is received then appointment will be made to sign divorce papers.

Call for an appointment.  347-948-6773


Divorcio por solo $425.

Divorcio de mutuo acuerdo sin hijos, ni sin propiedad, y ambos tienen que firman juntos en la oficina de nosotros, y llevan los papeles a la corte ustedes mismos.


Oferta valido hasta viernes el 12 de junio 2015 3pm.

No incluye gastos de la corte ni llevar los papeles a la corte.

REPITO: usted tiene que califar por este descuento.  Usted califica si:

  • NO hay hijos
  • NO hay propiedad
  • Los dos van a firmar juntos en nuestra oficina
  • Se llevan los papeles usted mismo a la corte
DE NUEVO: no pueden tenir NI hijos, NI propiedad ninguna.  Los dos firman juntos en la oficina y son ustedes que llevan los papels a la corte! 

Llama para una cita. 347-948-6773


Certain restrictions apply*:

This special is for divorces in which there are:
1. NO children
2. NO property of any kind - NONE- even if you are in agreement
3. BOTH parties will sign together at the office.

If you're situation does not satisfy all 3, then the price is higher.  If you want us to file the papers for you then there is an additional fee for the service of filing the paperwork of $550.

Please call about your specific divorce needs for a quote.
The quote usually may be done over the phone. For more complex cases a consultation is necessary. 
The consultation fee is $100.


Este especial es para un divorcio en cual:
1. NO tienen hijos
2. NO tienen propiedad ninguna- aunque estén de acuerdo
3. Los DOS van a firmar juntos en nuestra oficina

Si su situación no satisfecha los 3 requisitos, entonces el precio será más.  Si quiere que nosotros llevemos los papeles a la corte, ese servicio cuesta $550 mas. 

Por favor llámenos de su divorcio para una cuota.
La cuota usualmente se puede dar por teléfono. Para divorcios más complicados será necesario una consulta en la oficina. 
La consulta cuesta $100.

*Other restrictions may apply, including but not limited to: international marriages, out of state marriages, grounds must be irreconciliable differences. Otras restricciones pueden ser, incluyendo pero no limitados a: matrimonios internacionales, matrimonios de otro estados, bases legales para el divorcio tiene que ser 'mutuo acuerdo'

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sofia Vergara's Ice-y Situation

Sofia Vergara's ex-fiancé, Nick Loeb, is speaking out about his belief that his frozen embryos with the Colombiana "have a right to live." 

What a legal conundrum.  But let's be clear that Sofia Vergara and her Ex do have a written agreement about the frozen embryos.  Therefore, Nick Loeb is now technically seeking to change the terms of their agreement. 

Either way you look at it, this is an icey situation!

Read more here->

If you need a family law attorney, child custody, child support, divorce, etc then we are your lawyer!  Call us!

Si necesita un abogado / abogada de familia para un caso de custodia, manutension, divorcio, etc, llamenos! 



Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cristela Canceled After One Season

ABC on Thursday canceled the sitcom starring Cristela Alonzo as a young Latina lawyer struggling to balance work and family in Dallas.

Alonzo drew headlines for becoming the first Latina to create, produce and star in her own primetime comedy for an English-language broadcast network. 

Well, Cristela is gone but WE, who are the real deal, the real Latino and Latina lawyers are still here! 

If you need an attorney, child custody, child support, divorce, orders of protection, DWI, assault, criminal, wills, estates, etc then we are your lawyer!  Call us!

Si necesita un abogado / abogada de familia para un caso de custodia, manutension, divorcio, orden de alejamiento, asalto, criminalista, testamento, etc, llamenos!