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Posts on Jan 1970

Will California Adopt Limited License Legal Technicians?

On September 9, 2015 Carmel & Naccasha LLP’s paralegals attended a continuing legal education event put on by the Central Coast Paralegal Association (CCPA).  The CCPA presented a lunch time speaker, Mitchel L. Winick, President and Dean of the Monterey College of Law and San Luis Obispo College of Law.  Dean Winick presented the topic, “Will California Adopt Limited License Legal Technicians?”  The Dean serves on the Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, a 20-member advisory committee to the State Bar of California.  Dean Winick reported that the committee is taking a close look at a new class of legal professionals: Limited License Legal Technicians.

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ADA compliance
Legal Alert: Multiple ADA Lawsuits Target Central Coast Businesses

A recent string of lawsuits have many local businesses again paying close attention to their own compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). One individual, along with the same attorney in each case, appears to be targeting restaurants and retail businesses across the Central Coast. The two individuals have filed a number of lawsuits alleging violations of the Act in SLO County and down south as far as Ventura. As you may know, under California law, any violation of the ADA is considered a civil rights violation and subject to a minimum statutory penalty of $4,000, plus attorney’s fees.

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Drought tolerant plants and landscaping at Carmel & Naccasha's Paso Robles office.
Committed to Conservation

The employees at Carmel & Naccasha take great pride in their commitment to giving back to the community and in that regard take environmental stewardship and their carbon footprint seriously. Over the years and as the business has grown, a number of conservation strategies have been put into action at both the San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles offices.

“As our children learn and care more about the benefits and necessities of environmental stewardship, we find that even these small steps make a difference in a connected community like ours,” said Ziyad Naccasha. “Locals know if you make the effort to reduce your carbon footprint. Why take the time as a local business to do so? That’s like asking why I should vote. Every little bit helps.”

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