It is a hopeful new year and a time to embrace new leadership and make commitments to make a positive impact in the world we live in.
We are proud to announce Karlina Paredes has been promotedto Senior Counsel. Karlina joined Hoover Krepelka in 2016 as an Associate Attorney and has continued to exceed expectations in regard to client education and legal advocacy throughout her time with us. Currently a member of the Santa Clara County La Raza Lawyers Association, her new position with us will enable her to contribute to the HK infrastructure by supervising other attorneys and managing certain aspects of the firm for the benefit of our clients. Congratulations, Karlina!
James Hoover, HK Partner and Certified Family Law Specialist, was recently interviewed by ABC7 Bay Area to offer insight on the increase in demand for divorces and domestic violence restraining orders amid the ongoing pandemic.
Did you know helping charity is as simple as making purchases via https://smile.amazon.com? Be sure to set up your Amazon account to benefit the charity (or school) of your choice, then get shopping! 0.5 percent of any purchase made via Amazon Smile will be donated to your favorite charitable organization.
With recent events highlighting the fact that over 2.6 million people are facing severe food insecurity in Malawi, Africa, we urge you to consider joining us in supporting Demonstrate Love via Amazon Smile. Founded by HK Partner and Certified Family Law Specialist, Julia McDowell, Demonstrate Love operates in the rural villages of southern Malawi, one of the poorest areas in the world. They focus on education, medical services, community development, and direct aid. Unfortunately, in Malawi, only 45 percent of girls stay in school past the eighth grade. With Chief Theresa Kachindamoto’s efforts to end child marriage finding success, one of Demonstrate Love’s goals is to uplift these girls and women by continuing to provide education and leadership opportunities. Already offering free school to eleven nearby villages, Demonstrate Love also provides a nutritious meal and play area for children, as well as food support, housing repairs and medical transportation for the infirmed and elderly of the villages. In 2021, Demonstrate Love plans to fund and open a second school and drill a water well. Your support is much needed and so appreciated!
Instances of domestic violence and child abuse continue to remain on the rise during the pandemic. Our community partner, WomenSV assists survivors of domestic violence and recently made the front page of the San Jose Mercury News. Click below to read their seven-part series on the effects of domestic violence.