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Gabriela Raful Helps Organize Award-Winning CLE

The Berks County Bar Association (BCBA) has received an award for a Continuing Legal Education seminar, or CLE, that Galfand Berger attorney Gabriela Raful helped organize. The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) awarded the BCBA for its CLE titled “287(g) Agreements and Immigration Status Issues Seminar”. CLE seminars are required education courses that attorneys must take to maintain their license to practice law after being admitted to the bar. Depending on which jurisdiction an attorney practices in, how many CLE courses[…]

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Congratulations to Our Newest Partner

Galfand Berger is pleased to announce that attorney Gabriela Raful has become a Partner with the firm. Gabby joined Galfand Berger in 2012 as an Associate Attorney. Since then, Gabby has demonstrated that she is a woman of strength and great presence.  She will continue to foster Galfand Berger’s growth and diversity in the coming years. Indeed, clients and colleagues — on both sides of the aisle — respect Gabby’s hard work and professionalism. As a native of Santo Domingo,[…]

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Galfand Berger Attorney Gabriela Raful Selected for Presidential Award of Merit

Galfand Berger is pleased to announce that the Berks County Bar Association (BCBA) selected attorney Gabriela Raful to receive the Presidential Award of Merit.  BCBA selects award recipients based on their service and contributions to surrounding communities and the legal profession at-large. The BCBA selected Gabby due her contribution and service to the community in Berks County and the legal profession. Gabby serves as Board of Directors of the BCBA. She also serves as the Chair of the Minority Law[…]

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Victory for Injured Workers in Pennsylvania

By Michael W. McGurrin, Esq. and Gabriela Raful, Esq. Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation law changed significantly last month. In the landmark case, Protz v. Derry Area School District, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declared a major section of workers’ compensation law to be unconstitutional. You may have heard of the “500 weeks” or “10 year” limit in workers’[…]

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Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer Publishes an Article for Berks County Bar Association

Are MDJs, CCP Judges and Court Administrators Required to Provide Interpreters? By: Gabriela Raful, Esq.^ The number of United States residents who are deemed to be Limited English Proficient (LEP) has substantially increased in the recent decades. A (LEP) person is one who does not speak English as his or her primary language, and who has limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand the English language. According to the Migration Policy Institute, as of 2011, LEP individuals represented nine[…]

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