May 27 - Disaster Relief
We Are Not Here To Make Friends; We Are Here To Save Lives In A COVID-19 World: Enforcement Of State And Local Stay-At-Home And Public Health Orders Against Faith-Based Groups And Institutions
The Riverside County Counsel’s Office will provide a summary of its enforcement efforts to move Faith-Based Groups to streaming or other technology to reach its congregants in lieu of in-person services and the constitutional issues attendant to responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Speakers: Kelly Moran & Ronak Patel
Kelly Moran is a Deputy County Counsel with the County of Riverside in California. After graduating from the University of California, Riverside with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy, Ms. Moran went on to obtain her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine’s Straus Institute. Ms. Moran began her career with the Riverside law firm of Thompson & Colegate LLP, where she represented public entities in both State and Federal Court. Ms. Moran has been a litigator with the County of Riverside since 2014 and specializes in representing and advising the County’s public safety departments.
Ronak Patel is a Deputy county Counsel with the County of Riverside in California. Mr. Patel began his litigation career at a large international practice in Los Angeles and has been defending public agencies in federal and state court for over a decade. Currently, Mr. Patel represents the County of Riverside in various federal and state actions involving tax, water, elections, and bankruptcy cases. Mr. Patel also provides general advice and counsel to the County's Treasurer-Tax Collector and Registrar of Voters. Mr. Patel also volunteers as counsel for a non-profit organization and has advised on charitable activities in Asia, Africa, Australia and the United States.