Paralegal Section

The Paralegal Section promotes professionalism in all legal paraprofessionals. The section produces educational programs and hosts networking events. Section members include paralegals, legal assistants, legal nurse consultants, and other non-attorney legal professionals. The section also educates the legal community about the ever-evolving roles paralegals can play in the practice of law.


Karin Buckley

Karin Buckley

Van Voorhis & Sosna
Amy Jo McGuigan

Amy Jo McGuigan

Swanson & McNamara
Vice Chair
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Erica Crane

Chime Financial, Inc.

Ana Fatima Costa

Costa Coaching & Consulting

Executive Committee

Erin Keller

Fink Family Law

Cynthia Montoya

California Department of Justice
Office of the Attorney General

Javier Morelos

Hersh FamilyLaw Practice
Immediate Past Chair

Elizabeth Shimozaki

Greene Taubman Dias Chernus Simborg & Dominguez
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