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April 23, 2021

Distinction in ADA Compliance Requirements for Public and Private Entity Websites

A recent decision by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has garnered attention and, in the process, created some confusion about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and obligations to make websites accessible for people with disabilities. Much of the confusion stems from distinct sets of rules stemming from Title II and Title III of…

April 13, 2021

Serving Those Who Serve: Meet James Touchstone

For decades, service to our state’s law enforcement agencies has been central to Jones & Mayer’s mission. Partner James Touchstone carries on the tradition today. We asked him to offer his reflections on his work and career, and the changes he sees on the horizon for his practice. Roots in public service Mr. Touchstone grew…

April 6, 2021

California Law Enforcement and Body-Worn Cameras in 2021

The widespread adoption of body-worn cameras (BWCs) by law enforcement agencies throughout the United States has transformed public expectations of transparency and accountability in policing. While much of the transparency brought by BWCs has had a positive influence on policing, it has also created complex challenges. This article summarizes important elements of California law that…

March 16, 2021

The Importance of Officer Conduct in Qualified Immunity Cases

In cases of qualified immunity, the facts matter. In a civil rights lawsuit filed under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 , an officer’s conduct in the course deploying force will be scrutinized from every potential angle. But the facts of the arrest itself are only half of the equation. The other half comes from case law,…

March 2, 2021

Digital Accessibility for Local Government Agency Websites

Websites, mobile applications, and other digital tools offer exciting opportunities for local government agencies to achieve unprecedented reach and access to services across communities. At the same time, these tools also present novel challenges.  Matters of accessibility are especially complex for agencies that incorporate digital technologies into their services. Tackling these questions with deliberation and…

February 25, 2021

Public Service is in Jones & Mayer’s DNA

Richard Jones grew up in a family committed to service. Giving back to the community, donating their time to important causes, and being part of a service-oriented church all were centerpieces of his early life. Today he credits that background with shaping the core values that have made Jones & Mayer into the firm it…

February 12, 2021

We are pleased to announced that Tarquin Preziosi was named Partner at Jones & Mayer

We are pleased to announced that Tarquin Preziosi was named Partner at Jones & Mayer on February 12, 2021. Tarquin joined the firm in 2015 and specializes in municipal law. He serves as General Counsel to the Rossmoor Community Services District, Assistant City Attorney for the City of Costa Mesa, and Deputy City Attorney for number of other cities. Tarquin graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

February 11, 2021

Kimberly Hall Barlow’s Long Road to Success

As a child, Kimberly Hall Barlow’s dream was to become a veterinarian. It was a natural ambition for the child of a championship collie breeder. Ms. Barlow helped her mother look after new litters of puppies, which gave her plenty of time to devour books. She’d grab whatever was close at hand, keeping one eye…