Vivian Shreve, CCLS
Vivian Shreve has been a legal secretary/assistant for more than 40 years. Vivian has been an Executive Assistant at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California since 2008. Vivian is the current President of SCCoLPA, where she has been a member since 2013, and she is the current CCLS Chair for Legal Professionals Inc. She is passionate about the legal field and about SCCoLPA and is looking forward to her term as President. In her spare time, Vivian enjoys cooking for her family, spending as much time as possible with her three grandsons, working with her 5-year old German shepherd and playing softball.
Elise Dresser, CCLS
Elise Dresser, CCLS, is a Legal Assistant at the law firm of McManis Faulkner in San Jose. Elise served as President of SCCoLPA from 2016-2018, and has also served in various positions on the SCCoLPA Executive Committee since 2008. Elise attained the designation of California Certified Legal Secretary in 2009, and has served as the CCLS Certifying Board Chair and Assistant Editor on the Publications Revision Committee for LPI. Elise was recently appointed by LPI President Rod Cardinale, Jr. as LPI’s Parliamentarian for the 2022-2024 fiscal year.
Heather Smith is currently a Legal Assistant at Morrison & Foerster in Palo Alto. She has worked in civil litigation for over 25 years. Heather joined SCCoLPA in 2020 and became a board member in 2022 after attending her first LPI Conference. She is passionate about continuing education and the legal field. She is currently studying to take the CCLS exam. In her spare time, Heather is also a practicing licensed beautician, enjoys riding motorcycles, and loves spending time outdoors.
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 LPI. In addition to serving SCCoLPA as Executive Advisor, Rod is also serving as LPI’s President. Rod has previously served as LPI’s Vice President, LPI’s Treasurer, LPI Executive Secretary, 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.
Susan Husher is a Legal Assistant in the Business Litigation group, and trainer at Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, in San Jose. She has a BA from UCSD in Political Science, and has over 33 years experience in the legal field. Susan joined SCCoLPA in 2016 and has served as SCCoLPA’s Historian and Executive Secretary, and is on the Education Council Committee for Legal Professionals, Inc. She looks forward to her new role as Governor.
Shannon Quigley is a legal secretary with Brewer Offord & Pedersen LLP in Palo Alto and has been in the legal field for over 20 years. She is currently serving as SCCoLPA’s Executive Advisor and Historian. She has also served as SCCoLPA’s President, Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Marketing and Executive Secretary. Shannon is concluding her two-year term at the state level as Legal Professional Incorporated’s (“LPI”) Legal Specialization Section (“LSS”) Leader for Civil Litigation. When her term ends, she will be LPI’s Historian for the 2022-2024 term. Shannon resides in San Jose with her husband and enjoys photography, music, cooking, the ocean and any type of camping.
Amy Ramos, CCLS is a Legal Assistant in the family law division at McManis Faulkner. Prior to her employment, she worked as a Paralegal at the Law Offices of Kathryn Schlepphorst. Amy obtained her Paralegal Certificate from West Valley College in 2016, and became a CCLS in 2018. When she is not hanging out at home with her husband and five cats, she enjoys road trips with her husband, and spending time outdoors (including gold prospecting). Amy has been a member of SCCoLPA since 2015, and is also the Social Media Chair and CCLS Chair for the organization.