Kern County Paralegal Association 2009-2010 Member Awards
The Kern County Paralegal Association (KCPA), located in Bakersfield, California, has named Alberta “Lou” Stoker, CLA as its 2009-2010 Paralegal of the Year. Stoker is employed as a legal assistant by Chain/Cohn/Stiles in Bakersfield. She works primarily in the personal injury department.
Hana Tarin, CLA
, who also works for Chain/Cohn/Stiles as a medical legal assistant
, was named the Outstanding Member of the Year.
According to its June 2010 newsletter
, The Paralegal Post
, KCPA just celebrated its 20th anniversary. The organization also has an impressive schedule of different outreach programs each month, including collecting blankets
for the homeless, a clothing drive for a local elementary school, and sponsoring a Thanksgiving meal for a local family in need.
Check out the group’s terrific newsletter, which includes a funny article, “You Know You Work In a Law Office When…” – “[t]he fire alarm goes off in the building, and no one in your office moves.”
Good one. Or, when the alarm goes off, you sit there and argue with your co-workers (while still furiously working on whatever has to be filed with the court by the close of business) about whether it’s real or a test for so long that if the building really had been on fire, you, your co-workers – and whatever you were still working on – would have gone down in flames.