Kathleen Gorham,


Originally from the San Fernando Valley, Kathleen has lived in Palm Springs since 1990 with her husband, Tom.  Kathleen has served in the legal profession for 32 years and earned a Paralegal Studies Certificate from UC Davis.  She is the Probate Paralegal at Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney and has been an active member of the Desert Palm Legal Professionals Association since 2011.  A member of the Palm Springs Film Society and the Palm Springs Air Museum¸ Kathleen has served DPLPA in the following capacities:  Parliamentarian, Education and Training Chair, Bylaws Committee member, Program Chair, Conference Co-Chair, and as President.



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Vice President



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Erika Garduño,


Erika Garduno began her legal career in LA in 1995 and moved to the Coachella Valley in 2007.   She has been employed with Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney ever since.  At the August 2016 Quarterly Conference, she was appointed Chair of the LPI Social Media Committee and is a member of the LPI Marketing Committee.  In August 2020, she was appointed Chair of the Technology Committee and will be assisting the Legal Practice and Management Technology Committee for the California Lawyers Association.  She was awarded the first ever Rising Star Award from LPI in August 2017.



Amy Mann,


Amy Mann began her legal career in 1992. She has worked as a receptionist, bookkeeper, demand writer, and case manager for personal injury attorneys over the past 28 years. She has worked at Walter Clark Legal Group since 2001 as a Litigation Manager. She feels very blessed to have had such a successful career where she has learned so much, and she is now able to use her experience to help others who are just starting their legal career. Amy has been a member of DPLPA since 2016 and she currently serves as DPLPA’s Parliamentarian.



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