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Celebrating the Life of Maria Teresa Bravo

  • September 12, 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Online (Zoom)

Please join us to celebrate the life of Maria Teresa Bravo on Saturday, September 12th at 11:00 am.


Words from the family and her employer follow, along with photos.

If you have any photos or memories you would like to share, please forward them to admin@lapa.org.

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Tony Sipp
Los Angeles Paralegal Association

In Memorium

Thirty four years ago a woman walked into my office and stayed there until her passing. A woman of accomplishment, she had been managing the offices of Donald Sterling and wanted more. Just learned, she also worked for Judge Michael Horwin. Relentless in her desire to achieve, she had been a lawyer in Peru before coming to this country but silent in her achievements. She was compelled to educate herself and was virtually mum in this as she rose to the lead paralegal at my firm. While educating herself was a major importance, her family came first. Losing her husband was a tragedy that she fought through as she continued to ensure her childrens’ success. Two are lawyers and one an educator. One son has the remarkable achievement of matriculating through a correspondence law school and passing the California bar on the first attempt. Her children and grandchildren remained the paramount concern.

Maria, while committed to her work, was committed to her paralegal association, often spending hours after work and on weekends at the office doing association related matters. Once in the U.S. she obtained her paralegal certification and went on to obtain a master’s degree in the specialty. The week before her passing she revealed that she held the equivalent of a Ph.D. from Peru and was enrolled in a Ph.D. program which she hoped to complete before dying.

Maria, was an exceptional, caring and dedicated human being and employee. Her loss was a shock and brought tears to us all. She was loved and will be missed by all.

-Neil C. Newson

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