|Diana P. Wade, a paralegal specializing in Social Security Disability Appeals in Lake Isabella, CA, has been selected as the California Association of Legal Document Assistants (“CALDA”) Paralegal of the Year. CALDA is a non-profit organization representing Independent Paralegals and Legal Document Assistants throughout California. CALDA is the only California organization that represents those specially trained individuals that help the public conduct their own legal matters.
This award is sponsored annually by the CALDA board to recognize a voting member of our Association that has shown outstanding dedication to CALDA. This candidate must possess the following qualities:
- Dedication to the Independent Paralegal profession.
- Service to the public or the Association.
- Participation in association work.
- Demonstrate a positive attitude toward the Independent Paralegal movement.
- Have made a lasting legacy to the Independent Paralegal profession through some distinct contribution(s).
The third annual Paralegal of the Year Award was presented to Diana P. Wade at the annual conference held in Sacramento by Kathy Ricci, President of CALDA. Kathy Ricci nominated Ms. Wade for her tireless work and countless donated hours to CALDA. Ms. Wade has served on the CALDA Board of Directors for the past 5 years, served as the Primary Delegate to the National Federation of Paralegal Associations since 1998 and continues to serve as National Affairs Coordinator for CALDA.
Ms. Wade received her B.A. and Paralegal Certificate from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 1980. After working many years in the Los Angeles area and working in the traditional law firm setting, she moved to Lake Isabella, CA where she has worked as an Independent Paralegal since 1990.