The Kern County Paralegal Association (KCPA) has announced the recipient of the 2009-2010 Outstanding Member of the Year: Hana Tarin, CLA.
Hana was selected for this honor by the Board of Directors for her dedication to KCPA community affairs and pro bono/teen court.
Having worked in the legal field since 1994, Hana is employed by Chain Cohn Stileswhere she exclusively handles all areas of the client’s medical, insurance, loss of earnings, and other special needs.
In 1994, Hana graduated from San Joaquin Valley College with her legal secretary certificate. In 2000, she completed the Attorney Assistant Program through California State University, Bakersfield. In May 2003, Hana obtained the national designation of Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) from NALA. This designation requires intense studying months prior to the examination, and further requires many hours of continuing education credit to maintain the designation.
Hana has also obtained her Attorney Assistant Certificate in Worker’s Compensation Law. In addition to civil litigation, she has experience in family law, bankruptcy and probate.
She is currently serving on the KCPA Board as the Pro Bono/Teen Court chair. She is also a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).
Hana is married with two boys that keep her very busy. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and watching movies.
~~~~~~~~~ Thanks to Barbara Haubrich, ACP/CAS for providing this information.