I had a great time discussing careers, passion and purpose on the Spark podcast with my Silayan Filipina sisters, Jeanne DeGuzman, and Dr. Beverly Bianes-Pack. Check out the podcast here.

Hello October! This past weekend I received extraordinary news that I was selected as the 2020 California Paralegal of the Year, awarded by the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations and nominated by the San Diego Paralegal Association. This was so heartening for me and a full-circle moment as I have led each organization as its…

On September 29, 2020, the San Diego City Council voted unanimously (9-0) to amend the Municipal Code in order to establish an Office of Race and Equity. According to the Times of San Diego article by Elizabeth Ireland, the office will be tasked with, “…prioritizing the health and economic success of communities of color, identifying…

Check out The 5 P’s of Paralegal episode by podcast host Carl Morrison, ACP, CAS, RP®, PP, AACP on The Paralegal Voice! And a HUGE thank you to my #wondertwin Carl for speaking to my USD School of Law Paralegal Program Introduction to Law students! They are still talking about how much they enjoyed the…

[On August 30, 2020], the California Legislature passed a bill that requires diversity on corporate boards in California. The legislation, AB 979, is joint authored by Assemblymembers Chris Holden, Cristina Garcia, and David Chiu, with Eloise Gomez Reyes as principal co-author. The bill requires publicly held corporations headquartered in California to have at least one…

Today is National Constitution Day. It is so timely that I am teaching my Introduction to Law class this evening and we are discussing the judicial system, civil procedure and judicial remedies. As I provide foundational legal concepts and information to my students, I also offer a practical approach on how the law impacts all…

It’s no secret. I LOVE teaching. I’m beyond thrilled that school is back in session. I have an amazing group of students in my Introduction to Law class. Though I love the in-person interaction with my students, it was still awesome to connect with them virtually. We adapt. The most successful people do. We are…

I recently wrote an article for the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations (CAPA) providing updates on the topic of access to justice and how California and other states have reacted to the Washington Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT). Here are some updates and links: Arizona (2019) University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law…

I am deeply honored to be invited to participate again this year as a featured speaker for the 2020 One Legal “Legal Up” Virtual Conference on March 24-26, 2020. My topic this year is on The Power of YOU: Advocating for Yourself. The discussion focuses on 3 things we need to be clear about to…

According to the 2019 American Express State of Women-Owned Business report, between 2014 and 2019, the number of women-owned businesses climbed 21% to a total of nearly 13 million (12,943,400). Employment grew by 8% to 9.4 million. Revenue rose 21% to $1.9 trillion. And growth in the number of women sidepreneurs (aka “side hustle”) was…

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