Paralegal Division

About the Division


The MCBA Paralegal Division is one of the MCBA's most active groups. It offers a variety of activities for its members including continuing legal education programs, the Arizona Paralegal Conference (open to members and nonmembers), community service projects and social events. 

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President – Melinda Manchester (mmanchester@perkinscoie.com)

Kristi McLaughlin – President-Elect (kmclaughlin@slomalawgroup.com)

Nilda Jimenez – Past President (n.jimenez@cantorinjurylawyers.com)

Cecilia Rodriguez – Treasurer (ceciliarod@ymail.com)

Currently Open – Secretary

Norma Franco – Director (NJ@NKFranco.com)

Andrea Marshall – Director (amarshall@psazlaw.com)

Elizabeth Cevedia – Director (ecevedia@oswaltlawgroup.com)

Veronica Newman – Director (vnewmannyc2@gmail.com)

Christine Penick – Director (cpenick@azlaw.com)



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Monthly Board Meetings


The division's Board of Directors meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Perkins Coie, LLP, 2901 North Central Avenue, Suite 200, Phoenix, Arizona 85012. All members are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Events




SAVE THE DATE! November 9, 2018

The annual MCBA Paralegal Division Conference will be held at the Desert Willow Conference Center once again.

Stay tuned for registration information coming soon!



Certified Paralegal Review Course


The MCBA Paralegal Division no longer offers CLA Review Courses. Please go to http://www.pc.maricopa.edu/legalstudies/cp for information about Phoenix College's CLA review program.

ABA-Approved Paralegal Educational Programs in Arizona


For an up-to-date list of schools that are ABA-Approved in Arizona, please go here. For additional information on how to choose a paralegal program, go to the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE) website.