California Association of Legal Document Assistants (CALDA) Elects New President and Board of Directors

HAYWARD, Calif—-The California Association of Legal Document Assistants (CALDA) recently elected its new board of directors, with Marcel Neumann as incoming president for the 2010 – 2011 period.

Marcel Neumann is a Legal Document Assistant (LDA) and owner of Affordable Document Preparation Services, a self-help Legal Document Assistant company established in March of 1991 with the purpose of providing legal document preparation services and affordable alternatives to gain access to the courts for consumers who choose to approach the legal system by representing themselves.


He has been a member of CALDA since 1998, and previously served as its Vice President prior to his election.

“Given the continued economic climate, CALDA is committed more than ever to raising consumer awareness of the invaluable services of Legal Document Assistants,” said Neumann. “We are also dedicated to providing our members with improved, top-quality educational tools and professional support that will help them grow their LDA businesses.”

According to Neumann, CALDA’s additional main goals for 2010 include continuing to work with consumers to bridge the gap between the court system and Legal Document Assistants; monitor and take action on legislation that would affect the LDA profession; and reach out to other legal organizations to promote the LDA profession.

The 2010 newly elected Board of Directors consists of the following members:

  • Marcel Neumann, President
  • Carl Knoll, Vice President
  • Jenny Barei, Secretary
  • Carol Ludlow, Treasurer
  • Lisa Dieteman, Public Relations
  • Connie Crockett, Conference
  • Gail Erickson, Membership
  • Vanessa Watson, Education
  • Robin Wilson, Professional Standards
  • Tina Sandoval, Fundraising and Nominations & Elections
  • Robin Schumacher, Technology
  • Angie Walters, Legislation
  • Ginnie Lopez, Newsletter

For more information about the California Association of Legal Document Assistants, visit (this website) or call Lisa Dieteman, CALDA Public Relations Chair at 925-642-9335.


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