Elise Dresser, CCLS
Elise Dresser, CCLS, is a Legal Assistant at the law firm of McManis Faulkner in San Jose. Elise has served on the SCCoLPA Executive Committee since 2008 as Governor and Executive Secretary. Elise attained the designation of California Certified Legal Secretary in 2009 and is currently serving as the CCLS Certifying Board Chair for LSI.
Vice President – Membership
Shannon Quigley has been in the legal field for 15 years and is a legal assistant for The Law Office of Janet L. Brewer (Estate Planning, Trust Administration, and Probate) in Palo Alto, California. Shannon joined SCCoLPA in 2011 and is currently serving on the board as VP of Membership. She has also served as VP of Membership & Marketing and as Executive Secretary.
Vice President – Marketing
Sheryl Boardman has worked as a Senior Account Sales Manager with Compex Legal Services for the past 10 years. Prior to that she worked in the insurance field as a Workers’ Compensation Claims Examiner. She also serves as Treasurer for the South Bay Industrial Claims Association. Sheryl joined SCCoLPA in 2015. In her spare time she enjoys camping, waterskiing, hiking with her dog and spending time with her family.
M’Liss Bounds is a paralegal in the employment group at Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel in San Jose. In addition to her many duties as a paralegal, she is also a trainer for her Firm and uses her knowledge and experience to train incoming staff, new law school graduates and attorneys. She is passionate about training and it is what motivates her. M’Liss has been a member of SCCoLPA since 2015 and is also the association’s Reservations Chair. M’Liss’ is looking forward to her first term on the Executive Board and is passionate about educating and training the younger members of the association.
April Ignatis, CCLS
April Ignaitis has worked in the civil litigation field for over 25 years. She recently received her designation as a CCLS in April of 2015. She graduated from DeAnza College, with a Paralegal degree (cum laude) in Paralegal studies and is currently employed in the San Jose office of Littler Mendelson, P.C., the nation’s largest employment and labor law firm. She joined SCCoLPA in 2007 and served as SCCoLPA’s Historian in 2014-2015. April is currently serving as a member of the California Certified Legal Secretary Certifying Board for LSI.
Linda Neuman has been in the legal field for 37 years. The last 28 years she has been working as a Legal Secretary for the Law Offices of Huali G. Chai, P.C., which specializes in personal injury litigation. Since joining this Association in 1987, she has, over the years, participated in a wide variety of activities and chairmanships and also served on its Executive Board. Linda is now looking forward to serving on the Board as Governor.
Rod Cardinale, Jr.,Paralegal
Rod Cardinale, Jr. is a Sr. Paralegal/Officer Manager at The Law Office of Janet L. Brewer. Rod is a graduate of the Evergreen Valley College Paralegal Program, and joined SCCoLPA in June of 2009. Rod served as President of SCCoLPA from 2010-2014. Rod is dedicated to the continuing education of SCCoLPA members as well as the continued growth of SCCoLPA and LSI. In addition to serving SCCoLPA as Executive Advisor, Rod is also serving as LSI’s Treasurer. Rod has previously served as LSI’s Social Media Chair, Legal Procedure Chair, 2013 Annual Conference Chair, and Official Registrar. In Rod’s spare time he likes to cook, travel, watch sports and spend time with his family.
Elena K. Schneider, CCLS
Elena K. Schneider, CCLS is a Legal Assistant at the law offices of McManis Faulkner in San Jose, California. The firm’s practice areas include Civil Litigation, Family Law, Employment Law, and Appellate Law. Elena has been in the legal field since 1993. She joined SCCoLPA in 1997, and earned the designation of California Certified Legal Secretary in March 2002. Since becoming a member of the association, she has served as its Treasurer and CCLS Chair.
Continuing Education Council Coordinator
Vivian Shreve, CCLS
Vivian Shreve is currently an Executive Assistant in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide, where she has worked since 2008. Vivian joined SCCoLPA and obtained her CCLS designation in 2013 and served as the SCCoLPA’s CCLS chair from 2014-2017. Vivian is currently serving as a member of the California Certified Legal Secretary Certifying Board for LSI. With over 25 years of legal experience primarily in civil and IP litigation, Vivian is looking forward to her first term on the Executive Board, and is committed to educating young legal professionals.