Peers Honor A to Z Law Paralegal with Countywide Award

Maria Godinez named Ventura County's Paralegal of the Year.

Oxnard, CA, July 03, 2013 --( Arnold LaRochelle Mathews VanConas & Zirbel LLP (A to Z Law) recently announced that Maria Godinez has been named Paralegal of the Year by the Ventura County Paralegal Association. Godinez, who works primarily with the Oxnard firm’s Probate and Estate Planning department, has been with A to Z Law since 2008.

“I have been fortunate to find a career I am proud of and enjoy working in,” said Godinez. “As a paralegal, I enjoy working as a team with the attorneys and clients to set up individualized plans and goals that create the best outcomes for each client.”

“Maria sets an extremely high standard in her field for her strong work ethic and enthusiasm for her work and our clients,” said John Mathews, A to Z Law’s managing partner. “Having her receive this award from her peers is a great honor and recognition of her professionalism.”

A Santa Paula native, Godinez holds a bachelor’s degree in law and society and American Bar Association-approved Paralegal Studies Professional Certificate, both from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is an active member of the Ventura County Paralegal Association, having served on the executive board, various committees and chaired the Annual Springtime Educational Conference. Godinez also volunteers her time at the Casa Pacifica Center for Children and Families and served as co-chair of the Yummie Top Chef Awards at the nonprofit’s annual wine and food festival.

VCPA is comprised of legal para-professionals who provide a forum for the exchange of experience, information and opinions. Founded in 1984, the organization is affiliated with the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations and the National Legal Assistants Association.

Established in 1990, Arnold LaRochelle Mathews VanConas & Zirbel LLP (A to Z Law) is one of Ventura County’s most distinguished law firms, noted for its expertise and reputation. The firm’s eight practice groups provide individuals, businesses and government agencies with superior counsel in a wide range of matters, including business, real estate and personal injury litigation; real estate and business transactions; estate planning, probate and trust administration; environmental and land use law; and water and wastewater law. The firm’s highly respected attorneys represent clients in trial courts and administrative hearings throughout Southern California. For more information, visit
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