California law maintains a very strict handling of DUI offenders. First time offenders, depending on the jurisdiction, can expect probation, [...]
SCV Bar Association
The membership of the Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association includes 100+ local attorneys dedicated to serving the Santa Clarita community. SCV residents are able to access attorneys who live and work in the Santa Clarita Valley for virtually every type of legal service that may be needed by residents. The member attorneys re bound by a strict code of professional conduct designed to ensure that clients are represented by attorneys competent to handle the affairs of the client. If you believe you need an attorney to discuss a legal issue or problem, you are encouraged to contact one or more of the SCV Bar members. The goal of each Bar member is to be an effective advocate for the client, to provide sound and objective counsel and advice, and to evoke a sense of comfort for the client.
I have been a member of the local Bar Association for over 16 years. Over the last 4 years, I have served on the Governing Board assisting with regular Bar Association business, including implementing continuing legal education programs for the Bar membership, planning social activities, and acting as the Community Outreach Chairperson (for the last four years).
As the Chairperson, I coordinate our annual blood drives (March), our food drives (August), toy drives (November), and especially important to me, our annual Speech Competition (April). The Speech Competition was an idea I brought to the Board several years ago as a relevant way to partner with the William S. Hart School District and to promote the high academic achievement among senior-class students. The single-night event is scored by Los Angeles County Superior Court judge (also, residents of the Santa Clarita Valley) making the competition extra special for the students. The top 3 students are awarded financial scholarships, and this April 2016 will mark the 4th Annual event!