Lorena Hughes


Lorena Hughes serves as President for 2017. Lorena received her Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She previously worked as a manager in the hospitality industry and has extensive experience in business. Lorena moved on to pursue a career in the legal field and earned her Paralegal Certificate at the University of California, Irvine Extension program. She is a paralegal at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc., specializing in criminal defense. Lorena is also a certified Notary Public and Spanish Interpreter at the law firm.

Lorena has served as Vice President of Administration for the last two years with the Orange County Paralegal Association. Lorena is a frequent guest speaker for student paralegal classes at Santa Ana College, UCI Extension and Fremont College. In the past, she has chaired the Hospitality Section for OCPA, chaired the Criminal Section, and co-chaired the 27th Annual OCPA Educational Conference.

Lorena believes that with her passion for the legal industry and with her dedication and commitment on the Board of Directors working towards OCPA’s mission, she can keep the forward momentum going as President. Lorena would like to continue the high standards that OCPA has set for educational, career, and networking opportunities that have been specially designed for the membership over the years. Lorena enjoys getting to know others and building relationships, which naturally increases growth and career development opportunities for others. 



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