Mr. Omoto will highlight the role of the professional Legal Document Assistants (LDA) as it relates to the legal community and to the future of the expanding profession with his topic, “How LDAs Can Grow this Profession.”
In 2000, SB1418 revised Business and Professions Code 6400 allowing LDAs or non-lawyers, formerly known as Independent Paralegals, to prepare legal documents for self-help litigants.
The Legal Document Assistant profession has come a long way since its inception. In these challenging economic times, the discerning public is becoming aware of the valuable services that can be provided by an LDA. As former CALDA President Marcel Neumann, stated, “We will continue to bridge the gap to justice by helping provide equal access to the Courts for all self-help litigants as well as a cost-effective legal alternative.”
According to Ian Duncan, 2012 CALDA President, the conference classes are designed for the experienced professional as well as someone thinking about entering the ever expanding role of an LDA. He states that the CALDA Conference attendees will be able to network with other professional, hear from Superior Court Judges, Commissioners and experienced attorneys. Classes will be offered to help increase the LDAs skills and to better prepare LDAs to meet the needs of the self-represented.
Special pricing for those who cannot attend the full conference: Friday, October 19 - $225; Saturday, October 20, 2012 - $225; and Sunday October 21, 2012 - $125.
For more information about CALDA and to get updates on conference speakers and workshops, visit www.calda.org.
Established in August 1986 and formerly known as the California Association of Independent Paralegals (CAIP), the California Association of Legal Document Assistants (CALDA) is a non-profit corporation setting the standard in education, ethics and excellence in the legal document assistant profession and dedicated to promoting the Legal Document Assistant profession in its continued efforts to help the self-represented consumer. (www.CALDA.org)