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Dear Michelle,

Please join me in welcoming Eduardo Evaristo, Mayra Arredondo, and Rhonda Garnett to our Legal Aid family. Eduardo has joined our Cal-OES unit as a paralegal, while Mayra has joined our Hotline team. Rhonda is now a part of our Litigation unit at the Santa Ana office.

Be sure to say "hello" to our new staff  if you see them in the hallways and help make them feel welcome. Eduardo, Mayra, and Rhonda, we are happy to have you as a part of our team and look forward to working with you.

-Bob

Eduardo Evaristo
Paralegal


 
Tell us about yourself:

My name is Eduardo Evaristo. I was born and raised in Santa Ana. Just recently, I moved back home from the Bay Area after completing my undergraduate work at UC Berkeley. In the near future, I hope to be applying to law school.

What made you interested in joining the Legal Aid team?

My passion to help my community with legal complications sparked my interest to join the Legal Aid team. Having previous experience working with Justicecorps, I was looking for an organization that helps with making a difference. I always wanted to help people and when the opportunity to become a part of the Cal-OES unit arose I did not hesitate to join. 

What's something not a lot of people know about you?

I am interested in learning Arabic because one day I want to travel and explore West Asia.

What do you like to do in your free time?

During my free time I like to spend it with friends and family watching movies or sports.
Mayra Arredondo
Paralegal

 
Tell us about yourself:

I was born and raised in Orange County. I completed my Bachelor's in History at UCI and my Masters in History at CSULA. I was a social studies teacher for 4 years at a high school in Los Angeles. Although I decided to make a change in career, I still have a great love for working in education and assisting the student population that I was fortunate enough to teach. I find true joy in helping others and I am excited to be a part of the LASOC team!

What made you interested in joining the Legal Aid team?

After teaching for four years, I decided that I wanted a change in careers. I have always been interested in law and therefore I decided to start a Paralegal Program to have a better understanding of the legal world. Through the program, I met Kim Smith, who has been an amazing instructor and the person who introduced me to Legal Aid. I started as a volunteer on the Hotline and have truly enjoyed helping the people who call for assistance. The people that Legal Aid serves is the community that I would like to work with and assist. My goal in all of the jobs that I have had has always been to help people find the resources and assistance they need. Luckily, this is what I can do here at Legal Aid. 

What's something not a lot of people know about you?

I have led student trips to the East Coast for the past four years with the school I worked with. Taking thirty plus students is always a challenge I am willing to take!

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to attend concerts, go to museums, and explore Los Angeles.
Rhonda Garnett
Paralegal

 
Tell us about yourself:

My name is Rhonda Garnett, I am a native Californian I have been a Carson resident for over 20 years. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree from California State University Dominguez Hills, where I majored in Criminal Justice Administration. I am also a member of the National Honor Society of the Phi Kappa Phi. I had a change in my career path where I first became interested in law. That same year I began my quest to pursue an education in Paralegal Studies and I completed my course of study in 2011. Upon completing my paralegal studies, I have continued to pursue my academic goals and in the near future I would like to attend law school.

What made you interested in joining the Legal Aid team?

I volunteered at the Legal Aid Foundation, the Torrance Self-help Center. Through this practical work experience is where I first became interested in joining the Legal Aid team. My work experience at the Legal Aid Foundation provided me with the knowledge necessary to provide a comprehensive level of service to the community. Many of which who are not privy to the law. I take pride in being a part of the Legal Aid team. It is a pleasure to assist the client’s at LASOC because it affords me the opportunity to provide an excellent level of legal service, while also maintaining a level of professionalism to a disenfranchised community.

What's something not a lot of people know about you?

A lot of people don’t know my first interest in life was to become a nurse. Because I have always had a passion to aid and help others.

What do you like to do in your free time?

During my free time I enjoy spending quality with my husband, three children and my two grandsons. My hobbies are going to the movies, reading, and bowling. 
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