Executive Board consists of the elected & appointed officers as well as the committee chairmen. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact President, Carol Romo – firstname.lastname@example.org. To view a list of the committees as well as their respective duties, please click on the links provided.
Carol Romo is a Legal Secretary with Crowell & Moring LLP where she assists five attorneys in a variety of practice fields. She attended her first San Francisco Legal Professionals Association (SFLPA) event in 2005 later joining and immediately taking on the role of Programs Chair in which she planned and arranged dinner meetings, special guest speaker nights, Holiday parties and more. In 2015, Carol was elected as Secretary and has continued to dedicate her time and enthusiasm, often representing the SFLPA at neighboring Association events, including chairing the decorations committee at the last annual Legal Secretaries Incorporated (LSI) Annual Installation of Officers.
Carol served as delegate at her first LSI Annual Conference and has since enjoyed making new acquaintances by attending several LSI Conferences since then. She learned a lot about procedures and what it takes to keep an organization running. Carol is very pleased to have the opportunity to serve as Vice President this fiscal year and is anxious to get to work on boosting membership and assisting the SFLPA to regain its presence with law firms throughout the financial district.
May was born in Hong Kong to a large Asian family of eight children. When she was about six years old, her family immigrated to the United States. May’s siblings grew up in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown.
May have been in the legal field for about 18 years assisting estate planning sole practitioners with their probate cases. She began her own freelance probate document business in 2010, when she first joined the SFLPA.
SFLPA have enriched my life, both personally and professionally. The members of SFLPA are wonderful, decent, fun and yet hardworking individuals. It is always a joy to attend SFLPA events and to spend time with my esteem colleagues. I credit SFLPA for helping me launch my freelance business for which I am eternally grateful. Now is the time for me to give back to the SFLPA organization. I look forward to serving as SFLPA’s Parliamentarian, and to contribute to the continuing success of SFLPA in any way that I can.
Secretary and Website Editor
Sally Mendez Arevalo
Sally Mendez was born and raised in San Francisco, and is a Past President of the San Francisco Legal Professionals Association, and is the current Editor of SFLPA’s monthly newsletter, The Hearsay since 2007. She has held several different Board positions and is the Past Career Promotion/Scholarship Program Chair for Legal Secretaries Incorporated. Today, she is the Senior Secretary at Altshuler Berzon. Sally has been working in the legal industry for over 19 years.
Sally has dedicated her time to Civil Rights and Peace Advocacy since her early childhood upbringing in the Mission District in San Francisco. She is a past member and current advocate member of the Mission Girls Services program which is dedicated to empowering women in the Mission District.
Born and raised a Southern California girl, Scheryl began her legal secretarial career back in 1988, after graduating with Honors from Watterson Business College in Sherman Oaks, CA. Her first job as a legal secretary, which was her stepping stone into the legal industry, was working for a personal injury plaintiff’s firm for four years then into an Entertainment law firm for two years. In 1995, Scheryl and her young family moved to the Bay Area where she ran her own child care business for approximately 10 years. The kids grew up and here she is again since 2004 in the Bay Area back out in the wonderful world of legal. Scheryl currently works for Trucker Huss, APC. She has been a member of SFLPA since May 2014, wherein she became chairman of Ways & Means, a Historian in early 2015, and Treasurer for 2015/16.
Larry has served the past two years as Vice President and as Membership Chair. He was successful in reaching a goal of over 100 members. He has over 25 years of legal support experience, handling service of process requests from small claims, family law, civil, unlawful detainer, as well as writs of possession. He has a very strong understanding of the court system, both state and federal levels, working diligently with his staff. He is the Director of Customer Service at First Legal Network in San Francisco and currently serves as the Advertising Chair for LSI.
Christine J. Flores, CBA
I have been a member of the SFLPA since 1990, and have served in many capacities, including President, Vice President, Governor, Historian, and Legal Procedures Chair, as well as being on the Education Committee. I am also a Past President of an East Bay chapter of LSI, and have served on the Bay Area Legal Forum as Secretary and Second Vice President. I am currently employed at Orrick, Harrington & Sutcliffe LLP. As your Governor, I represent the members of SFLPA at the quarterly meetings of Legal Secretaries, Incorporated. I am your voice and vote according to the needs of SFLPA. I am your liaison to LSI and would be pleased to provide any further information you would like regarding the conferences and other activities of LSI. In order to keep LSI apprised of our activities and events, I will be asking the Officers and Chairmen to submit Directive Responses to their LSI counterparts. These are simple questionnaires which inquire about the events of the previous quarter. My other role as Governor is to track our Chapter Achievement. There is a contest every year based on our activities and events, such as attendance at other local association seminars and events, attendance at LSI conferences, as well as our own fundraising, education and networking efforts. The awards are presented every year in May at the Annual Conference, and it is my hope that our participation will earn us an award at the May 2019 Annual Conference.