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Association Membership

1976 FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE ALLIANCE:
San Francisco Association of Legal Assistants (SFALA), East Bay Association of Legal Assistants (Alameda County) (EBALA), Los Angeles Paralegal Association (LAPA), California Public Sector Paralegal Association (CPSPA)
1977 San Diego Association of Legal Assistants (SDALA)(now San Diego Paralegal Association SDPA)
1980 Sacramento Association of Legal Assistants (SALA)(now Sacramento Valley Paralegal Association SVPA)
1982 Membership of CPSPA terminated.
1982 San Joaquin Legal Assistants Association (now Fresno Paralegal Association FPA)
1983 Paralegal Association of Santa Clara County (PASCCO)
1984 Paralegal Section of the Orange County Bar Association (PSOCBA)
1985 January, 12, 1985, PSOCBA approval for membership was declared null and void. PSOCBA was approved for associate membership.
1985 Marin County Association of Legal Assistants (MALA)
1986 Ventura County Association of Legal Assistants (VALA) (now Ventura County Paralegal Association VCPA)
1986 Sequoia Paralegal Association (SPA)
1987 Orange County Paralegal Association (OCPA)
1988 EBALA dissolved its organization.
1988 Redwood Empire Legal Assistants (RELA)(now Redwood Empire Association of Paralegals REAP)
1989 Kern County Paralegal Association (KCPA)
1994 SFALA withdrew its affiliation with CAPA
1994 Legal Assistants Association of Santa Barbara (LAASB)(now Santa Barbara Paralegal Association SBPA)
1994 Inland Counties Association of Paralegals (ICAP)
1994 Long Beach Paralegal Association (LBPA)
1997 Membership of West Coast Association of Paralegals(formerly Long Beach Paralegal Association) terminated
1999 Membership of Central Coast Paralegal Association (CCPA)
2006 San Francisco Paralegal Association (SFPA)
2009 CAPA moves into technology of the 21 century by using CD’s and/or USB Flash Drives to download, store, and transport their documents.
2009 LAPA and ICAP withdrew their affiliation with CAPA
2010 CAPA Restates their Bylaws
2011 CAPA redesigns website, logo, and Big Blue (Policies and Procedures Manual)
2014 ICAP rejoins CAPA

CAPA Annual Conferences

1976 First Annual June Conference hosted by LAPA at the Los Angeles Hilton
1977 Second Annual June Conference hosted by SFALA at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
1980 Third Annual June Conference hosted by SJALA at the Holiday Inn Center Plaza
1982 Fourth Annual June Conference hosted by KCPA in Bakersfield.
1982 Fifth Annual June Conference, “Strength through Alliance” hosted by PASCCO at the Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara.
1983 Sixth Annual June Conference, “Strength through Alliance – Paralegals Move Mountains” hosted by SPA in Visalia
1984 Paralegal Section of the Orange County Bar Association (PSOCBA)
1985 Eighth Annual June Conference, “Strength through Alliance – 20 Years of Unity” hosted by SALA (now SVPA) at the Sacramento Hilton Inn in Sacramento
1985 Ninth Annual June Conference “Strength Through Alliance – CAPA’s Mission” hosted by LAASB at the Holiday Inn in Santa Barbara
1986 Tenth Annual June Conference “Strength Through Alliance – Gateway to the Future” hosted by PASCCO at the Hyatt St. Claire Hotel in San Jose.
1986 Eleventh Annual June Conference “Strength Through Alliance – Sailing into the Twenty-First Century,” hosted by OCPA aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach
1987 Twelfth Annual June Conference (“Strength Through Alliance – Reach for the Stars” hosted by LAASB and VALA at the Royal Scandinavian Hotel in Solvang
1988 Thirteenth Annual June Conference “Strength Through Alliance – A Legal Odyssey” hosted by SDPA at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego
1988 Fourteenth Annual June Conference “Strength Through Alliance – Visions For Success” hosted by PASCCO at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Burlingame
1989 Fifteenth Annual June Conference “Strength Through Alliance – It’s Showtime!” hosted by LAPA at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood
1994 Sixteenth Annual June Conference “Strength Through Alliance – Learning From The Past” hosted by ICAP at the Historic Mission Inn in Riverside
1994 Seventeenth Annual June Conference “Strength Through Alliance – Strike Educational Gold” hosted by SVPA at the Lake Natoma Inn in Folsom
1994 Eighteenth Annual June Conference “Strength Through Alliance – Above And Beyond” hosted by CCPA at the Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo
1994 Nineteenth Annual June Conference ” Strength Through Alliance – Sailing towards Educational Success” hosted by SDPA at the Hilton Harbor Island Hotel in San Diego
1997 Twentieth Annual June Conference
2009 Twenty-First Annual June Conference “Strength Through Alliance – Treasures of Success” hosted by OCPA at the Queen Mary in Long Beach
2010 Twenty-Second Annual June Conference “Strength Through Alliance” hosted by SDPA at The Bahia Resort in San Diego
2011 Twenty-Third Annual June Conference – “Strength Through Alliance: The Golden Gateway to Knowledge” hosted by PASCCO at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco (First sold out conference)
2012 Twenty-Fourth Annual June Conference – “Invest in Yourself: A CAPA-TOL Idea” hosted by SVPA and REAP at the Hilton Sacrameto Arden West
2013 Twenty-Fifth Annual June Conference – “Power of the Past – Force of the Future” hosted by CAPA at the Crowne Plaza International Hotel in Los Angeles
2014 Twenty-Sixth Annual June Conference – “Be Bold. Be Inspired.”
hosted by SDPA at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in San Diego
2015 Twenty-Seventh Annual June Conference – “Bridge To The Future – Innovate, Integrate, and Motivate” hosted by PASCCO at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose

Past Presidents & Directors

2016 – Present
Sara M. Minas-Lutz, CP
San Diego Paralegal Association

2015-16
Kristine Custodio, ACP
San Diego Paralegal Association

2013-14
Trudy McQuiddy, CP
Redwood Empire Association of Paralegals

2011-12
Michele T. Pfeiffer, CLA
Sequoia Paralegal Association

2010
Melisa Frick, ACP
Paralegal Association of Santa Clara County

2008-09
Melvin E. Irvin, CP
Paralegal Association of Santa Clara County

2006-07
Michelle A. Whitaker, CLA
Kern County Paralegal Association

2004-05
Cyndi Adams, CP
Ventura County Paralegal Association

2002-03
Stacey Hunt, CLA CAS,
President, Central Coast Paralegal Association

2000-01
Carolyn Yellis, CLA, President
Orange County Paralegal Association

1997-99
Jon S. Montgomery, President
Orange County Paralegal Association

1995-96
Hazel Lange, CLA, President
Paralegal Association of Santa Clara County

1993-94
Tita Brewster, CLA, President
Paralegal Association of Santa Clara County

1991-92
Fran Turner, President
Marin County of Legal Assistants

1989-90
Kathleen Keefe, President
San Francisco Association of Legal Assistants

1988
Linda Roye, President
Sacramento Association of Legal Assistants

1987
Lee Elliott, President
San Joaquin Association of Legal Assistants

1986
Barbara Cone, Executive Director
San Francisco Association of Legal Assistants

1985
Fran Chernowsky, Executive Director Los Angeles Paralegal Association

1983-84
Fran Chernowsky, Executive Director
Los Angeles Paralegal Association

1982-83
Linda M. Dougherty, Executive Director
Sacramento Association of Legal Assistants

1982(7)
Linda M. Dougherty, Acting Executive Director
Sacramento Association of Legal Assistants

1981-82
Mary Coughlan, Executive Director
Sacramento Association of Legal Assistants

1980-81
Melissa Brown, Executive Director
California Public Sector

1979-80
Paula Pierson, Executive Director
San Diego Association of Legal Assistants

1978-79
Barbara Shacochis, Executive Director
San Francisco Association of Legal Assistants

1976-77
Nancy Siegel, Acting Chairperson
San Francisco Association of Legal Assistants