Recently, I’ve been looking to for a new lease, and in that process, I was asked to put a business bio together, as the owner of Olvera & Associates. At first, I didn’t know what to put because in the four years that I have been in business, I have never had to really think about it.
Here goes: I received my paralegal certificate back in 2003 and had been working at a mid-sized law firm for over 12 years. In 2015, I decided to bring my knowledge and skills to those who needed it the most, i.e., my community. I built my business from scratch and I have helped hundreds of clients with their general legal processes, immigration paperwork and divorces. I am proud to say that the majority of my clients are word-of-mouth referrals, and that is a testament to the great work ethic that I have, the professionalism I show, and the respect that I give towards my clients. I run my business with honesty and integrity.
Another benefit that I offer my community is free consultations in a safe and compassionate environment, where I give information (not legal advice) to clients, which allows them to make informed decisions. I help people see that getting a divorce or legal status is possible and accessible. I do this by offering non-attorney reduced rate pricing, court fee waivers, and monthly payment plans, which allows people to reach their goals sooner.
The service that I provide to the community is a very much needed because my business provides access to justice with issues that affect my client’s human rights and their sense of security in the United States. Through some of the applications we make, I help the “voiceless” find their voice to speak up, (those that were prior and current victims of Domestic abuse and criminal activity and for those who want their liberty back). When I help someone get legal status or a divorce, it not only changes their life, but it affects their whole family in a positive way.
In small instances, where I can’t help my clients because their case is complicated or they require legal advice, I provide them with quality referrals to vetted attorneys that can help them.
I love what I do and I’m grateful for every opportunity that I have to help others!!