Application for Membership
Active $65.00 ($50.00 per year, plus $15.00 one-time initiation fee)
Student $25.00 ($10.00 per year, plus $15.00 one-time initiation fee)
Associate $65.00 ($50.00 per year, plus $15.00 one-time initiation fee)
To receive a membership application, renewal form, or for more information, please contact us at MCAParalegals@gmail.com.
Your membership dues include your invitation to our annual dinner meeting each October, where we vote for Board members and officers. The cost of dinner is covered by MCAP!
MCAP is an affiliate of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).
NALA is the leading, professional association for legal assistants, providing continuing education and professional certification programs for paralegals.
NALA is an integral part of the legal community, working to improve the quality and effectiveness of delivery of legal services. NALA's members include over 18,000 paralegals nationally.
NOTE: Membership in NALA does not grant you membership in MCAP and vice versa.
Deb Nolan, ACP, Advanced Certified Paralegal, is our current President, and has been a member of MCAP since approximately 1992. Deb worked in the legal profession for many years prior to joining MCAP and is presently employed by Zachar Law Firm, PC, handling personal injury and wrongful death claims. Deb enjoys helping clients through the legal process. She also enjoys contributing to MCAP, as it is a great organization, a wonderful place to meet others in the legal profession, and the least expensive way to meet CLE requirements for NALA certification. Deb always encourages paralegals and students in our community and would love to see more active MCAP members run for MCAP Board positions. She is happy to help mentor new Board members and encourages active members to take a step out of their comfort zone, take a chance, and get involved! MCAP provides a perfect opportunity to meet new friends and "pay it forward" to our legal community.
Lyneil K. Wood is our current First Vice-President, Education.
Jessica Perske, CP, Certified Paralegal, serves as NALA Liaison for the Maricopa County Association of Paralegals and has been a member since 2017. Since 2015, she has worked as a senior paralegal for Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), focusing on litigation related to civil rights and constitutional law. Prior to joining ADF, Jessica spent eight years at Snell & Wilmer, LLP, working in product liability litigation. Jessica graduated from the University of California, Irvine, in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law, & Society, and in 2002 with a Certificate of Paralegal Studies. She has been a Certified Paralegal with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) since 2013.
Alex Reyes serves as Second Vice-President, Membership, for Maricopa County Association of Paralegals. A Valley native, Alex completed his Master's in Legal Studies from ASU School of Law in 2018, and obtained his Certified Paralegal designation in October, 2018. He has worked in a few different areas of law practice, including civil litigation, immigration, personal injury, judicial review, and non-profit registrations.
Yesenia F., LDP currently serves as Secretary for Maricopa County Association of Paralegals. Yesenia is a legal document preparer, certified by the Arizona Supreme Court. She has over 14 years of experience and is an expert in her field. Yesenia received her Bachelor's degree in 2006 from ASU. A few years later, she decided to enter the Paralegal Studies Program at Phoenix College and received her certification in 2009. Yesenia then attended Cornell University and received her Women's Entrepreneurship Certification in 2019. Yesenia loves to spend time with her family and, of course, her grandchildren.
Ginger Korcal, ACP, Advanced Certified Paralegal, is our current Treasurer, and has been a member of MCAP since 2015. Ginger is a freelance paralegal and legal accountant. After working for a sole practitioner for over thirty-five years, she started her own business,
e-Assistant, LLC. Ginger's proven, consistent, and diverse paralegal and legal accounting experience, as well as her education in paralegal studies and accounting, have been a strong asset to our MCAP organization. She encourages other paralegals to push forward with their careers and always strive for excellence.