CALDA Board members Angie Walters (ASAP LEGAL, LLC) and Carol Ludlow (Legal Document, Search & Signing Services) have been invited by CLEAR (the Center for Legal Empowerment, Accountability & Reform) to attend a planning meeting in Washington DC on October 15th- 16th to discuss ways to support Legal Document Assistants and other alternative legal services providers and to establish state legislative priorities. This will be the first time the alternative bar has come together under one roof.
“CALDA has long been at the forefront of the alternative legal services sector,” said Roger Gordon, executive director of CLEAR, the new name of HALT (Help Abolish Legal Tyranny) which was founded 30 years ago and has matured into the nation’s largest nonprofit legal reform organization with more than 20,000 members nationwide. “CALDA’s impressive leadership and their attentiveness to its members’ as well as consumers’ interests make it a necessary voice at this meeting.”
Walters serves as CALDA’s Legislative Chair; Ludlow is CALDA’s immediate past president and current Treasurer. “We are honored to represent CALDA at this historic meeting,” said Walters. “We are committed to ensuring that the issues pertinent to our members and the self-help legal consumers we serve are appropriately addressed.”
They will be iving an update on the meeting during CALDA’s 22nd annual membership conference in Sacramento on October 17, 2009 at the Doubletree Hotel.