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Placer County Legal
Professionals Association

         Code of Ethics


It shall be the duty of each member of LPI to observe all laws, rules and regulations now or hereafter in effect relating to confidentiality and privileged communication, acting with loyalty, integrity, competence and diplomacy in accordance with the highest standards of professional conduct.

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The goal of our association is the education of, and the exchange of information between, all members of the legal community, including legal secretaries, attorneys, legal assistants, receptionists, clerks, court reporters, legal administrators, court personnel, and banking trust department personnel.

While we’re glad you’ve come to visit our website, we would also like to invite you to come to our meetings held at 6:00 P.M. the second Tuesday of every month.

Please check our Events for the location and the speaker. If you have any questions about our association, the meetings, or the scheduled speaker, feel free to call any of our board members for further information.

Location: Auburn, Sierra Nevada
Founded in 1967; Chartered in 1980

Placer County Legal Secretaries Association (PCLSA) was founded in 1967 when a group of legal secretaries from Placer County met and discussed forming a local association affiliated with what is now known as Legal Professionals, Incorporated (LPI), formerly Legal Secretaries, Incorporated (LSI). Joan Moore and Rhoda Spencer from LSI met with this group and were very instrumental in helping PCLSA get organized. The association was charted in 1980. The first installation was held at a dinner house in Placer County called Pinnacle Pete’s with Rhoda and Joan installing twelve young ladies into the newly formed association.

Over the years membership has fluctuated and at one time the association had over 70 members.  Membership includes active, retired, honorary, and student memberships. Membership is diverse and includes legal secretaries, law office administrators, law office support staff, employees from the Superior Court, District Attorney’s Office, paralegals, and even attorneys.

PCLSA was a charter member of Northern California Northern Valley Central Forum since its inception in 1984. The association sponsored an LSI Conference in 1987 in Auburn, CA. PCLSA accomplished 12 Annual Membership Luncheons to educate the legal community on what PCLSA and LSI can do for legal support staff in Placer County. In September 2002, PCLSA amended its bylaws and changed its name to Placer County Legal Professionals Association (PCLPA). PCLPA has hosted or co-hosted other LSI/LPI conferences in November 2009, November 2017, and most recently in November 2022. In 2010, PCLPA celebrated its first successful California Certified Legal Secretary (CCLS) study program.

PCLPA regularly supports charities in Placer County and offers scholarship opportunities for students pursuing a career in the legal field.

The purpose of PLACER COUNTY LEGAL PROFESSIONALS ASSOCATION (PCLPA) has always been to establish good fellowship and networking through our members, to further our knowledge of the law through guest speakers at our general meetings and through seminars/workshops sponsored by LPI and other county associations, and to create a high standard of ethics.



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  • To establish good fellowship among the members of this association.

  • To stimulate a high order of business and professional attainment.

  • To further our knowledge of the law and to uphold its honor and dignity.

  • To create a high standard of ethics among our members.


Membership is open to any person working in the legal profession.  In addition to legal secretaries, the membership is open to attorneys, legal assistants, receptionists, clerks, court reporters, legal administrators, court personnel and banking trust department personnel.

Membership is open to any person working in the legal profession.  In addition to legal secretaries, the membership is open to attorneys, legal assistants, receptionists, clerks, court reporters, legal administrators, court personnel and banking trust department personnel.

Become a member!

We invite you to join the Placer County Legal Professionals Association (PCLPA).  Membership in our organization is open to all legal professionals:  legal secretaries, legal assistants, paralegals, law office administrators and other legal support staff, as well as attorneys. Contact our Membership Chairperson for a Membership Application.

Benefits of being a member of PCLPA:

  • Continuing education through educational programs and speakers at general membership meetings as well as at LPI conferences held quarterly.

  • Networking:  Through educational meetings, conferences, seminars and other events you will meet other legal professionals working in all areas of law.

  • Monthly Newsletter provided by PCLPA.

  • The Legal Professional:  Quarterly magazine published by Legal Professionals Incorporated.

  • Insurance:  A variety of individual insurance plans including health, dental, disability, life and major medical are available through several providers.

  • Retirement Planning:  Help with retirement planning is available through a variety of providers.

  • Discounts on the following Rutter Group publications:  Legal Professionals Handbook and Law Office Procedures Manual.

  • Discounts on Hertz Rental cars.

  • Discounts on event tickets, movie tickets, theme parks, Broadway theater, sporting events, hotel certificates, gift cards and more through Working Advantage.


Requirements for Membership:

Active:  An active member shall be a person approved by the membership who is (1) licensed to practice law; (2) employed as legal support staff in the office of any attorney engaged in the practice of law; (3) employed by the courts; or (4) employed in any other institution or office directly engaged in work of a legal nature.


Student:  Any person currently enrolled in an institution and training to become a legal professional and not actively employed in a legal capacity.  Such person shall retain student status until training is completed and/or becoming actively employed in a legal capacity.  Upon completion of training and/or active employment in a legal field, a person may become a full active member with all rights and obligations of such membership.  Student members shall be allowed to retain such status for no more than one (1) year after becoming employed.

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