Valerie Dominique Blocker
Jenny Vargas de Perez-Corujo
Attorney Jenny Vargas has an extensive background in the Family Law arena. Most recently, attorney Vargas has dedicated nearly sixteen years to this practice as a legal services attorney. Attorney Vargas' duties included everything from the execution of the advice agreement to the filing of the Appellate Brief.
Currently, Attorney Vargas serves as a managing attorney of Legal Advice & Trial Associates, PLLC spearheading its Family Law department. Attorney Vargas is also a joint founder of Hispano Collaborative Professionals, (HCP) the nation's first Hispanic collaborative practice group. She currently serves as president-elect of HCP. Attorney Vargas is also a certified Supreme Court Family Law mediator.
Prior to becoming admitted to the Florida Bar, attorney Vargas obtained a Masters in Child and Family Law from Loyola University School of Law in 2004. Attorney Vargas also obtained a concentration in Family Law and Law & Social Justice when she completed her Juris Doctorate degree from the State University of Buffalo School of Law in 2001. During commencement at SUNY, attorney Vargas was presented with the Maurice Frey Award to recognize her as the only member in her graduating class whose academic performance in the area of Family Law was most exceptional. In her endeavor to become a holistic advocate, attorney Vargas, also obtained a Bachelors in Social Welfare from Adelphi University in 1998 and a Masters in Social Work from New York University in 2002.
Attorney Vargas is currently on the prestigious Florida Bar Standing Committee on Advertising. Attorney Vargas is also a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals (FACP), Florida Bar Family Law Section, Broward County Bar Association (BCBA), Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), Broward County Bar Association Hispanic Lawyers Committee, Orange County Bar Association Family Law Committee, Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida (HBACF), Broward County Hispanic Association, Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association Family Law Committee, Dominican Bar Association (DBA), Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida and the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida just to name a few.
BACKGROUND & ACHIEVEMENTS OF ATTORNEY BLOCKER
BACKGROUND & ACHIEVEMENTS OF ATTORNEY BLOCKER
A graduate of the University of Virginia and the Florida State University College of Law, Valerie Dominique Blocker has practiced in the area of special education law for over a decade. Inspired by a passion to serve children in need, Valerie began her law practice as a legal services attorney by representing children with disabilities to ensure they receive an appropriate education and services through IEPs and 504 Plans.
Attorney Blocker has dedicated her legal career to representing students experiencing school issues due to disability, gender, race, behavioral issues, and academic issues. Attorney Blocker has advocated for these students to ensure they received the protections afforded to them under various state and federal laws, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the American with Disabilities Act.
In addition to representing students in academic and discipline matters, she has provided training and support to clients, community partners, and fellow private attorneys.
Attorney Blocker has also been very involved in School-to-Prison Pipeline advocacy. She has developed a training providing information to youth on how to safely navigate interactions with law enforcement and has also assisted juvenile offenders in expunging their records. Additionally, she has successfully negotiated numerous settlement agreements for clients and her advocacy has been responsible for systemic improvements in many school districts. As a result of her tenacious advocacy and knowledge of education laws, she has been able to make changes to discriminatory policies and procedures.
Attorney Blocker is an active member of the Florida Bar Educational Committee, the Council of Parents Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), and several bar associations.
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