It is with great sadness that Pines Bach announces Attorney Laurie Mlatawou‘s death on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Mother, attorney, friend to many and seeker of justice for all, she fought her battle with cancer just as she did everything else: with strength and determination. Laurie joined CWPB as an associate in September 2010 with the aim of developing a bilingual general practice, to provide a wide variety of legal services to the Spanish-speaking community.
Laurie played a key role in many important lawsuits handled by the firm, including our defense of the state’s Domestic Partnership Law, our state constitutional challenge to the new collective bargaining law for public employees, and claims for workers who were denied their full pay or discriminated against by their employers. She had a natural ability to understand the difficulties her clients were facing, and to assist them with compassion and strength. May 2012.