Carol Ramirez, CLA, LDA, is the owner of In Trust Legal. She has been a legal secretary and paralegal in private law firms and corporate in-house legal departments for the past 35 years. In 2001, she attended the University of California, Irvine and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a paralegal certificate. In 2003, she accomplished the professional designation of Certified Legal Assistant after passing the National Association of Legal Assistants’ federal certification for paralegals, which has been described as the bar exam for paralegals.

In November 2013, Ms. Ramirez resigned from an Orange County law firm where she had worked as a legal secretary and paralegal for 25 years.  In November 2014, she moved to San Luis Obispo and established her business, In Trust Legal, providing affordable legal document assistance to the public by helping them complete court forms in family law matters.  She also assists her clients by providing affordable estate planning documents written by local attorneys.  In addition, Carol helps her clients complete all the necessary paperwork to form a corporation, partnership, and nonprofits.  Ms. Ramirez handles her clients with the highest degree of confidentiality and professionalism, at affordable rates.  As a non-attorney alternative, she is an excellent source for your legal document assistance needs.  Read her featured success story HERE

Formal Education & Certifications

Legal Document Assistant
Registered in San Luis Obispo County
Registration No. 250, exp. 11/6/2020
Bond No. 0654862

Notary Public
Commission No. 2068786
Renewal Date: 05/18/2022

Certified Legal Assistant
2003 National Association of Legal Assistants
Federal Certification for Paralegals

Paralegal Certificate
2001 University of California, Irvine
Summa Cum Laude

Associate of Arts
1982 Orange Coast College
Honorary Distinction Magna Cum Laude
Legal Administrative Services