Fresno, CA (February 20, 2020) – Cid & Macedo, a leading social justice law firm in the Central Valley, is honored to provide legal representation to the most vulnerable in our community. Aida Macedo, a partner at the firm, provided pro bono legal representation to a brave 16-year-old girl who faced harassment by a powerful Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) trustee.
Today, the 16-year-old continued in court, now facing his demand for attorney’s fees. Aida Macedo said forcing a “16-year-old minor with no income” to cover the full costs of court and attorney bills “is another example of bullying behavior this trustee continues to exhibit, and it shows the public the behavior she had to deal with. Today the court rightfully found that her case against Terry Slatic was not frivolous and was brought in good faith. The court granted him only $1,000 for attorney’s fees out of the $10,000 he requested to pay his lawyer. That is a victory for us.” Because the minor has no income the firm will cover that fee for her.