The 2021-2022 LPI Leadership Team!

Elected Officers

President Lynne Prescott, CCLS

  • Joined LPI in 1990
  • Past President of Sacramento Legal Secretaries Association, 2013-2015
  • Employed by the Law Office of Messing Adam & Jasmine in Sacramento
  • Obtained California Certified Legal Secretary designation in 2013

Vice President Rod Cardinale, Jr.

  • Joined LPI in 2010
  • Past President of Santa Clara County Legal Professionals Association, 2010-2014
  • Employed by the Law Office of Janet L. Brewer as a Sr. Paralegal and Office Manager
  • Notary Public

Executive Secretary Donna Day

  • Joined LPI in 1987
  • Member of Alameda County Legal Legal Professionals Association, Past President
  • Employed by Nixon Peabody LLP in San Francisco as a Team Leader and Practice Assistant to three partners
  • Notary Public

Treasurer Bettina Jacobson

  • Joined LPI in 2012
  • Member of Placer County LPA, Governor 2013- 2018
  • Court Services Assistant II, Nevada County Superior Court 

Want to get in touch with one of the LPI elected officers? E-mail info@legalprofessionalsinc.org or call (800) 281-2188.

Appointed Officers

LPI’s appointed officers have taken on specific roles for the organization.

Executive Advisor
Heather Edwards

Jennifer L. Page, CCLS

Linda Lane, CCLS

Editor of The Legal Professional Magazine
Barbara Barregar

Educational Program Coordinator
Dawn R. Forgeur, CCLS

Corene Rodder

Legal Specialization Sections Coordinator
Mary Lou Floyd, CCLS

LPI Chairmen

LPI’s chairmen oversee the organization’s various programs and committees.

Ron Ackland

California Certified Legal Secretary
Rita Burnett, CCLS

Career Promotion/Scholarship
Sylvia Marsh

Editor, The Legal Professional’s Handbook
Lisa De La O

Editor, Law Office Procedures Manual
Elizabeth Adame, CCLS

Legacy Project Chair/Curator
Heather Edwards

Legal Procedure
Larry McGrew

Legal Professional Training/Seminars Chair
Cyndee Sauceda, CCLS

Liaison to the Law Practice Management and Technology Section of the California Lawyers Association
Gwendolyn Edwards, CCLS

Marketing Committee Coordinator
Rod Cardinale, Jr.

Nominations and Elections
Heather Edwards

Professional Liaison/Day in Court
Heather Nowak

Social Media and Tech Committee Chair
Erika Garduño

Webinar Team
Renee Evans, CCLS- Chair
Francie Skaggs, CCLS- Member
Janice Williams, CCLS- Member

LPI Administrator
Kim Oreno