New Officers and Board of Directors Announced for the Alliance of Legal Document Assistant Professionals

(openPR) - Sacramento, CA – The Alliance of Legal Document Assistant Professionals (ALDAP), a non-profit organization established in 2007 to further the legal document assistant (LDA) and paralegal professions, has announced the election of new association leaders at its annual member meeting in Santa Ana, California on May 30, 2008. ALDAP’s newly elected officers are: Kathleen Mountjoy, President; Suzanne Ervine, Vice President/Treasurer; and Andrew Voller, Secretary.

ALDAP President Kathleen Mountjoy co-founded the state-wide association in 2007, and previously served as Vice President and Director of Education. Mountjoy owns and operates Catalyst Legal (www.catlegal.com) with offices in Lincoln and San Diego. Mountjoy is retired from the law firm of McDonough Holland & Allen (Sacramento), and currently works as a “dual” professional, actively working both as a paralegal and LDA. She is registered as a legal document assistant (LDA) in Sacramento, Placer and San Diego Counties. In addition to her duties as President, Mountjoy presently serves as the association’s acting Director of Legislative Compliance & Ethics.

Vice President/Treasurer Suzanne Ervine, also a co-founder of the association, has previously served on ALDAP’s Board of Directors as Treasurer and Membership Director. Ervine operates two legal document businesses, Red Sky Legal (www.redskylegal.com) and Construction Commando (www.constructioncommando.com), and works as a freelance paralegal. She brings to ALDAP more than a decade of experience managing non-profit organizations. Following a successful career in philanthropy, she transitioned to the legal field in 2001. In 2006 she let her position as a corporate paralegal and registered as an LDA. Ervine is registered as an LDA in San Diego and San Luis Obispo Counties. She holds an ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate and is a Certified Notary Signing Agent. Ervine also currently serves as ALDAP’s acting Director of Communications.

Secretary Andrew Voller owns and operates Andrew’s Document Services (www.andrewsdocumentservices.com) and Bankruptcy Services of San Joaquin County (www.bankruptcyservicessjc.com) in Manteca. He brings two years of LDA association management experience to ALDAP, having served on CALDA’s board of directors as both Legislation Chair and Professional Standards Chair. Voller holds an ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate, is a registered process server, bankruptcy petition preparer and a commissioned notary public. He is a bonded legal document assistant, registered in San Joaquin County. Voller is also currently acting as ALDAP’s Director of Legislation.

“Through the Board of Directors, its subcommittees and the association’s strategic plan, ALDAP is addressing the most critical issues facing the access to justice crisis and the availability of non-attorney, self-help legal resources,” said Mountjoy. “The Board of Directors is dedicated to furthering ALDAP’s commitment to professional integrity and consumer protection for all self-represented litigants.”

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