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Serita R. YoungAssociateLos Angeles

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Serita Young is a senior associate in the Public Law Department at Richards, Watson & Gershon. She serves as the City Attorney for the City of Artesia and as Assistant City Attorney for the Cities of Westlake Village, Jurupa Valley, and Covina. Ms. Young also serves as Assistant General Counsel for First 5 Los Angeles and Outside Counsel for Inland Behavioral Health Services.  She concentrates on the representation of public agencies in a wide range of governmental law issues. Her practice includes advising local agencies on the Brown Act, ethics laws, the Public Records Act, public works law, planning and subdivision law and contract drafting. In addition, Ms. Young is a member of the Firm’s Public Works Practice Group and the EDocuments and Public Records Practice Group. Ms. Young was a summer associate at RW&G in 2006.

Ms. Young obtained her law degree from the Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. During law school, Ms. Young served as a staff member and Senior Articles Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. In addition, Ms. Young served as Vice President of the Loyola Black Law Students Association in 2005 - 2006. In 2006, Ms. Young participated in externships with the Attorney General’s Office of the United States Department of Justice and the Attorney General’s Office of the California Department of Justice.

Ms. Young’s publications include:

“New Legislation Amending the Ralph M. Brown Act - Senate Bill No. 334,” RW&G Advisor (Spring 2008).

“The California Legislature Enacts Senate Bill 1137 to Address Maintenance Problems Posed by Foreclosed Properties,” RW&G Advisor (Winter 2008).

Ms. Young’s presentations include:

“Records Retention and Management,” California Special Districts Association, Board Secretary/Clerk Conference (October 20, 2015).

Ms. Young’s presentations include:

"Records Retention and Management," California Special Districts Association, Board Secretary/Clerk Conference (October 20, 2015)

"Conflicts of Interest and Advanced Ethics Training," City of Sunnyvale, in partnership with the Institute for Local Governments (February 2, 2017).

 
Education

B.S., Georgetown University, 1999
J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2007

 
Practice Areas
Public Agency and Municipal Law