OFFICERS:   PRESIDENT: Vanessa Watson Bizie Ladie, Inc. 4001 Inglewood Avenue Suite 101-345 Redondo Beach, CA 90278 Tel: (310) 484-3607 Em:   SECRETARY/TREASURER: Galen Hammond G.R. Hammond Document Services 17042 Devonshire Street Suite 216 Northridge, CA 91325 Tel: (818) 435-6776 Em:  
ABOUT CALDA Founded in 1986, CALDA is a 501(c)(6) mutual benefit corporation, non-profit organization, whose purpose is to provide educational training, standards of practice and dissemination of ongoing educational materials to its members in the fields of legal document preparation, procedure and paralegal services, through publication, lecturers, or otherwise.   CALDA promotes and encourages high standards of ethical and professional conduct from each of its members.  Its membership consists of registered and bonded Legal Document Assistants (LDAs) who are experienced professionals, and sustaining members who support and enhance the LDA profession.   Together, the CALDA-LA/Orange Chapter and the Organization works closely to ensure that LDAs continue to be recognized as public service providers, providing self-help legal and business services to the self-represented individual.  
MISSION & VISION   CALDA-LA/Orange’s Mission & Vision is to:   ·   Encourage high standards of ethical and professional conduct; ·   Promote, encourage, and sponsor educational activities; ·   Establish good fellowship and mutually beneficial networks among its members; ·   Establish and maintain professional relationships with the legal community and other legal assistance/paralegal organizations; and ·   Continue to promote the use of Legal Document Assistant services to the public.  
MEMBERSHIP: To become a member, please click here to complete the local chapter Membership Application – do note, you must be a member of the Organization to be a member of the chapter.  
CHAPTER MEETING LOCATION:   111 North Hill Street, 9th Floor Cafeteria, Los Angeles, CA 90012 – (immediately following the brown bag meeting with the judge).  Meeting dates are as follows:   May 15 June 19 July 18 – NO MEETING – SUMMER SEMINAR SERIES August 21 September 18 October 16 November 20 December 18  
DUES: Member:  $7.00 Dues will be collected at every chapter meeting  
EVENTS: SEMINAR: CALDA’s 3rd Annual Summer Seminar Series – Hosted by the CALDA-LA/Orange Chapter When –  July 18, 2015 Where – Courtyard by Marriott, Culver City, CA 90230 Agenda: 9a to 10:30a — Galen Hammond, LDA Document Preparation for a Trust-Based Estate Plan   10:45a to 12:15p — Cathy Cowan, JD, LDA The Pros & Cons of Filing an Ex Parte Motion   LUNCH/NETWORKING  – 12:15p TO  1:15p Select your sandwich preference when registering: □ Turkey □ Ham □ Vegetarian   1:30p to 3:00p  — Judge Mark A. Juhas Meeting the Requirements of Family Code § 4320: Spousal Support   3:15p to 4:45p — Ana Maria Jimenez, LDA Petitioning for Appointment of a Probate Conservator   REGISTER @   # # # # # #   BROWN BAG LUNCH WITH JUDGE JUHAS: Brown bag lunches with Family Law Judge.  Standing dates are: May 15 June 19 July 18 – NO MEETING – SUMMER SEMINAR SERIES August 21 September 18 October 16 November 20 December 18   These brown bag lunch meetings are for CALDA members only.  However, non-CALDA members (LDAs/and Attorneys who are LDA friendly only) are welcome to attend up to (2) meetings before membership to the Organization is required.  All meetings are scheduled from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. (SHARP).  Contact Lois Isenberg at for more info.  
RESOURCE INFORMATION CENTER: WELCOME to the CALDA-LA/Orange Resource Information Center. This area is designed to serve as an information clearinghouse to provide LDAs and the neighboring profession with valuable resources, information and tools to help them navigate the different phases of their business growth:   CALDA-LA/Orange Facebook Page (coming soon) California Court forms & online self-help center California Department of Consumer Affairs California Law Codes California Public Law Libraries California Courts Local Rules California Rules of Court California Secretary of State Child Support Services – Guideline Child Support Calculator Court Date Calculator Los Angeles Superior Court National Notary Association NOLO NOLO Press Occidental Our Family Wizard Sacramento County Law Library United States Bankruptcy Courts United States Code United States Department of Justice United States Trustees Office  
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