Board of Directors

Central Coast Paralegal Association President Nicole JohnsonNicole Johnson – President

Nicole is a Paralegal with Wendt & Abel, A Professional Law Corporation where she has been assisting Greg Abel in family law matters since 2008. Prior to June 2008, she worked for a short time in personal injury law as a case manager’s assistant. Read More.

Central Coast Paralegal Association Secretary Julie KalenianJulie Kalenian – Secretary

Born in Fargo, N.D., raised in Eugene, Oregon. Julie relocated with her family to the Central Coast in 1989 to enjoy the sunshine and the many outdoor sports, most especially anything involving horses. She began working in a civil litigation law office while attending Cuesta Community College and enrolled in the Paralegal Certificate Program at Cal Poly.  Read More.

Central Coast Paralegal Association Treasurer and CAPA Secondary RepresentativeRebecca Lilley – Treasurer and CAPA Secondary Representative

A fifth-generation Central Coast California native, Rebecca Lilley enjoys assisting attorneys in their success. She is a graduate from UC-Davis in Policy Analysis and Planning and UC-Santa   Read More.

Central Coast Paralegal Association Newsbrief Editor Deborah WhiterDeborah White – Newsbrief Editor

Deborah returned home to the Central Coast and attended Cal Poly to add a degree in Paralegal Studies to her resume after over a decade in law enforcement throughout California. With extensive experience in investigations and internal affairs, she now enjoys the challenges of interviewing prospective clients. Read More.

Central Coast Paralegal Association Webmaster Leanne PhillipsLeanne Phillips – Webmaster (non-Board position)

Leanne is a civil litigation paralegal at Ernst Law Group. She moved to the Central Coast 20 years ago, after completing a two-year, ABA-certified paralegal program at the College of the Sequoias. Read More.


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