Boxer & Gerson Associate Attorney Jenny Jerez recently assumed the presidency of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA) East Bay Chapter after having served as the organization’s vice-president over the past year.
The statewide organization, founded in 1966, engages in legal, policy and educational advocacy activities in the workers’ compensation field from its headquarters near the State Capitol in Sacramento. From there, it monitors court cases and legislation that affect working people in the state, while also maintaining 18 local chapters.
In her new position, Jerez will organize and chair monthly meetings of her local chapter, which is based in Oakland but draws members from throughout the East Bay. The meetings feature speakers who address issues relevant to the workers’ comp field. Attendees receive continuing education credit for these educational presentations.
The chapter also supports the aims of the statewide organization in any way it can, and hosts an annual holiday party for its members.
Jerez was born in El Salvador and immigrated with her family to the United States as a young child. One of multiple native Spanish speakers on the Boxer & Gerson staff, she operated her own firm upon graduation from Golden Gate University School of Law. She joined Boxer & Gerson in 2011.