Community and Legal Issues Clinic (CALIC) Series: July 2021

Join us on July 24th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a free Community and Legal Issues Clinic (CALIC)!

Co-Sponsored by:

McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP Logo
Ecclesia Christian Fellowship Logo
Ecclesia Christian Fellowship

CALIC has been designed as a resource to benefit communities of color specific to the Inland Empire. Local lawyers and other professionals will present on subjects including employment, criminal law, and public health in light of COVID. Speakers will include Joseph Richardson, Lead Attorney of MWA’s Racial and Economic Justice Practice; Kymberly Lewis, Supervising Paralegal for ProSe Legal, Inc.; Derrick Smith, Supervising Deputy Public Defender in San Bernardino County; and Dora Barilla, Community Health Executive at McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP.

Other issues of importance to the local community will be discussed, including the accessibility of legal information, preparation and filing of legal paperwork, as well as an up-to-date discussion of COVID-19 guidelines, vaccinations, and the pandemic’s impact on access to legal services, especially with regards to language and technology barriers. All provided for your benefit at no cost! 

CALIC will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. as both an in-person, socially-distanced event at Ecclesia Christian Fellowship in San Bernardino and a simultaneous virtual event via Zoom Webinar for those who would rather access online availability. Whether meeting with us in person or virtually, those interested are encouraged to RSVP online and have the option of submitting their questions for our speakers to address at the conclusion of their segments. Light refreshments will be provided at the in-person event. A tentative schedule and RSVP link are provided below. 

Ecclesia Christian Fellowship co-sponsors this event with deep roots to the Inland Empire community as a 501(c)(3) organization built around the pillars of character, competency, chemistry, calling, and commitment. CALIC connects with Ecclesia’s mission and service for others, and continues in a tradition of resources designed to benefit communities of color in the Inland Empire and greater Southern California area sponsored by MWA. 

Event Details

July 24th, 2021
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ecclesia Christian Fellowship:
1314 East Date Street
San Bernardino, CA 92404


Virtual via Zoom Webinar

Click here to RSVP to CALIC

Tentative Schedule:

Schedule of Event

10:00am – 10:10amIntroductionDr. Joshua Beckley
Ecclesia Christian Fellowship
10:10am – 10:40amEmployment Issues in Light of COVID
(inlcuding Q&A)
Joseph Richardson
McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP
10:40am – 11:05amLegal Document Assistance
(including Q&A)
Kymberly Lewis
ProSe Legal
11:05am – 11:30amClearing COVID Confusion
(including Q&A)
Dora Barilla
McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP
11:35am – 12:00pmCrim Law Post-Judgment Navigation
(including Q&A)
Derrick Smith, Esq.
San Bernardino County
Public Defender’s Office
Wrap Up

About the Sponsors

McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP:

Over 30 years, McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP has a deep history of success for its clients, including a $203 million verdict against Wells Fargo Bank, recovery of over $1 billion for its clients, and over 100 contingency cases with recovery of $1 million or more. MWA maintains California offices throughout Southern California, including Ontario and San Bernardino. Most recently, MWA added a Racial and Economic Justice Practice Group to address Income and Wealth disparity Issues in communities of color through litigation, advocacy, and community contact with area leaders and influencers.

Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement:

Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE) is a 501(c)3 faith-based organization, established in 2000 by a core group of pastors, and led by Pastor Samuel Casey. COPE’S mission is to “train and develop the capacity of religious and lay leaders in congregations and across the Inland Empire to protect and revitalize the communities in which they live, work, and worship.” The formation of the organization was an outgrowth of a listening campaign with African American clergy, laity, and community outreach ministries in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties who wanted to see meaningful change in their communities.

Information on Featured Speakers

Joe Richardson, Esq.

Partner at McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP

Portrait of Joseph L. Richard, Partner of McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP

Joseph Richardson, Esq., a partner at McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, leads the Racial and Economic Justice Practice Group, using litigation and advocacy to fight practices that result in racial inequality, particularly in the workplace and the consumer/small business marketplace. Joe’s employment practice focuses on individuals and groups who have been wrongfully terminated, retaliated, and discriminated against, as well as those who suffer unequal treatment (including as to wages) by employers. Joe is a frequent public speaker on legal and ethical responsibility, leadership, civil rights, and today’s fronts in the search for justice.

Kymberly S. Lewis

Supervising Paralegal at ProSe Legal

Kymberly Lewis, Supervising Paralegal at ProSe Legal

Kymberly Lewis has had a passion for providing services related to diverse communities, as well as disadvantaged communities. She brings this passion to a new venture, ProSe Legal, Inc., which provides document preparation services for individuals in Family Law, Wills and Trusts, business formation, and immigration.

Dora Barilla

Community Health Executive at McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP

Dora Barilla Board of Trustees Member for San Antonio Community Health, and  principle of HC2 Strategies

Dora Barilla is a healthcare strategist and educator. She serves on the Board of Trustees for San Antonio Community Health, and as a principle of HC2 Strategies, working with health systems to integrate community health, improve equity, and reduce disparities.

Derrick Smith, Esq.

Supervising Deputy Public Defender in San Bernardino County

Derrick Smith, Esq. Supervising Deputy Public Defender of San Bernardino County

Derrick Smith is Supervising Deputy Public Defender in San Bernardino County, who has tried cases ranging from misdemeanors to murder. He will discuss the role of the public defender, and share information on criminal law issues of prime importance to citizens, including surviving police contacts and criminal record expungements.

If you have general questions in any of the above areas that you would like to have addressed during the clinic, please email them to us at is


The Clinic will provide general information only and the information provided is intended as a general roadmap in certain subject areas. Both as to information provided and questions answered in this public forum, the information given will not constitute legal advice, as specific cases and facts can vary. No exchange during the event will trigger the attorney-client privilege. We recommend specific, private follow up with an attorney for legal advice specific to your issue.

About McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP:

MWA has a deep history of success for its clients, including a $203 million verdict against Wells Fargo Bank, recovery of over $1 billion for its clients, and over 100 contingency cases with recovery of $1 million or more. MWA maintains California offices in Ontario, San Bernardino, Palm Desert, and Irvine and supports its national practice with offices in Illinois and New Jersey. For over 30 years, MWA has successfully represented clients involved in general complex and commercial litigation, as well as personal injury and class action matters.

An Introduction from MWA Partner Joe L. Richardson

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