A.A., B.A., ACP, Legal Department Head
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Education: In 2006, Ms. Lehre became a Certified Paralegal by passing the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) Examination given by the National Association of Legal Assistants and in 2012 she became an Advanced Certified Paralegal (ACP) with her emphasis in Discovery. She is a graduate of Sonoma State University's Paralegal program. She completed two years of graduate work at the Graduate Theological Union studying Ancient Near East History. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Sonoma State University and Associate of Arts Degree from Santa Rosa Junior College.
Professional Experience: After working as a law Librarian in various law firms and as a contract paralegal in personal injury and real property law firms, Ms. Lehre worked for seven years as a senior paralegal at McOmber Law in Santa Rosa specializing in real property litigation. Ms. Lehre works as a contract paralegal for law firms in order to keep her skills current and as time permits.
Memberships: Redwood Empire Association of Paralegals (REAP), Board Member - Primary to CAPA (California Alliance of Paralegal Associations), NALA (National Association of Legal Assistants), Sonoma County Women in Law, Sonoma County Bar Association (Legal Support Membership)
History at Empire College: Ms. Lehre started working as an instructor at Empire College in the evening school Legal Department in May 2007. In September of 2008, she became the head of the Legal Department in charge of the paralegal, law office administrator, and legal secretary programs. She has taught all legal courses offered in the Business School but specializes in teaching Civil Litigation, Real Property/Unlawful Detainer, Family Law, Probate/Estate Planning, Discovery I & II, Technology for Paralegals I & II, Legal Research, Legal Writing I & II, and Advanced Legal Research & Writing.