The Blog of Francisco Leal, of Leal-Trejo LLP

At a time when effecting change is on everyone’s mind, theLatino Issues Forum (LIF) is advancing new and innovative public policy solutions for a better, more equitable and prosperous society. LIF, a non-profit public policy and advocacy institute, was started in 1987 by a group of...

Four well-deserving and very excited young ladies were excited to find themselves mingling with prominent Latinas during the 17th annual Latina History Day Conference. The March 14 event, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown L.A., was hosted by Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), a...

City attorney Francisco Leal and other Maywood municipal officials have secured Federal Highway Administration funds for street improvements along Slauson Avenue, the most important east-west commercial thoroughfare in the city. Leal and then-Mayor Thomas Martin met with U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allardin Washington in March 2007 to...

The 2006-2007 California State Legislative year has come to an end with a whimper. Larger policy issues, such as health care reform and water management issues, are likely to be dealt with during special session. Legislative Advocacy Group did have a few victories this year including:...

California State Supreme Court Associate Justice Carlos Moreno recently visited the law offices of Leal & Trejo in downtown Los Angeles to meet with Managing Partner Francisco Leal and to swear in a new first-year associate. "We’re privileged that the Honorable Carlos Moreno paid a visit...

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,...