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Virginia's practice focuses on employment discrimination, wage and hour class actions, and Spanish legal review. She has also developed training and curricular materials, in English and Spanish, to provide educational workshops to attorneys, advocates and law school interns on employment matters. She also developed and implemented a curriculum in both English and Spanish for Workers Rights and Laws course. She taught the bilingual class on legal theories, practices, and workers' rights as they related to employment law, including wage and hour laws, discrimination laws, employment in relation to immigration laws, and other relevant topics. Her experience in employment litigation has also encompassed employer/employee disputes and California statutory law. Her Spanish translation experience focuses on accurate translation and review of complex commercial paper, financial institution documents and contracts such as financial institution Fee and Information Schedules, Consumer Account Agreements, credit card agreements, and Arbitration Agreements.

She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Center for Young Women's Development and in November of 2006 she was appointed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to serve on the Sweat Free Procurement Advisory Committee. She has also previously served on the Board of Directors of the Visitacion Valley Planning Alliance, AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Discrimination Project, La Raza Lawyers Association and the Homeless Prenatal Program.

Virginia has been honored by minority bar associations and in 2000, she was the recipient of the Unity Award given by a collective of minority bar associations in the San Francisco Bay Area in recognition of her commitment and contributions to the Hispanic Community.

She received her law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1995.

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