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Everyone recalls the first televised presidential debate in 1960 with a mixture of nostalgia and wonderment. With two of the era’s most polarizing figures pitted face-to-face on the grand stage of living rooms nationwide, it was JFK’s shrewd adoption of glossy television set techniques that...

Two weeks ago Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey made the mistake of calling our very own Governor Brown a "old retread" reffering to Governor Brown's age. In what looked like a big brother stepping in an elementrary school fight Speaker John Perez called out...

Yale students and alumni from all over California gathered as Francisco Leal of Leal-Trejo, P.C., hosted the annual Los Angeles Yale Latino Summer Fiesta at his home Aug. 8. Leal has hosted many Yale-sponsored events at his house ranging from welcoming sessions for incoming students to...

With a vote of 68-31, the Senate has confirmed Sonia Sotomayor as the first Latina ever elected to the U.S. Supreme Court. Raised in the Bronx by a widowed mother, Sotomayor grew to be an intelligent, yet extremely shy student. After graduating from Princeton University summa...

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a package of bills aimed at closing the state’s $23.241 billion budget shortfall. The package of bills includes a total of $23.7 billion in "solutions." Here's a report from the Legislative Advocacy Group. The California state budget signed on July 28...

Verdict Search California has published an article about an employment case that questioned race issues in which the defense, Sandra J. Garcia and Charles David Trejo, all attorneys of the firm Leal-Trejo, PC, won. In Hammond vs. Lynwood Unified School District, No. 2:07-cv-05039-DDP-CT, Hammond sued the...

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has issued a proclamation that the current Legislature convene for a special session in Sacramento in which he wants lawmakers to consider and act upon legislation to address a current-year budget shortfall of approximately $11.2 billion. The governor is asking that lawmakers propose...

Legislative Advocacy Group has announced that it will support a statewide campaign by the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) to build increased awareness about the critical challenges that face the state’s water supply and delivery system. The firm will help promote the ACWA's statewide effort,...

Leal & Trejo Managing Partner Francisco Leal was featured in a Los Angeles Times article on Nov. 1, explaining the City of Huntington Park’s decision to end 30-day impounds of vehicles driven by unlicensed drivers in the city. Francisco Leal, who serves as City Attorney for...