Maureen Harrity has worked in the legal field since 1983, and joined LPI approximately 34 years ago as a member of the Stockton-San Joaquin County LSA.  As a member of Stockton-San Joaquin County association, she held many of the appointed Board positions, and with the exception of Governor, all elected officer positions.  In the mid 1990’s her and her husband, Terry, moved to Oakdale, CA.  In the late 1990’s, after working full-time in Modesto for several years, she transferred her membership from Stockton to the Stanislaus County LPA (“SCLPA”).  While maintaining her membership with SCLPA, she took a break from being an active member so that her and her husband could raise their two sons.  Now that her boys are grown and they are empty nesters, she is fulfilling a promise that she made to SCLPA that she would be back, and here she is!  Since December 2006, she has been employed by Ross W. Lee, Inc., A Professional Law Corporation, although she has worked for attorney Lee since September 1999.


Janice Williams is a paralegal with Family Connections Christian Adoptions in Modesto. She has been in the legal field for over 20 years.  Janice is a member of Stanislaus County LPA and is currently serving as its Vice President.  Janice resides in Modesto with her family and enjoys spending time with them on the weekends. Janice is currently the LSS Section Leader for Family and Criminal Law.

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Linda Fischer, CCLS  joined LPI approximately 30 years ago.  She got married and moved to Stanislaus County and joined SCLPA right away.  As a member of the Stanislaus County LPA, she has held all elected officer positions and many chairmanships.


Maria Gonzalez, CCLS is a legal secretary/paralegal with Berliner Cohen, LLP in Modesto.  She has been in the legal field for over 20 years.  Maria is a member of Stanislaus County LPA and is currently serving as its Secretary.  Maria resides in Stockton and enjoys spending time with her husband and going on foodie adventures.  Maria is currently the LSS Section Leader for Law Office Administration.


Diane Mecca has been in the Legal field since 1995 and joined SCLPA in 1996. She obtained her Certified Paralegal from Stanislaus State-Turlock in 1998 and her Certified Bankruptcy Assistant Certificate from the Association of Bankruptcy Judicial Assistants in 2006. As a member of Legal Professionals, Inc., she was a team member of the Public Revisions Committee for 6 years and the Transactional Section Leader for LSS for 2 years. She is also the Program Director and Instructor of the Certified Paralegal Program at Abrams College since 2004. She was awarded the President's Award in May 2018 by LPI President Jennifer Page, CCLS. Her primary area of focus in the legal field is Bankruptcy, Civil, and some Family law.

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