Yolanda Baca

Paralegal


Yolanda practices in the firm’s environmental department.  She has more than thirteen years of experience in administering compliance issues, including preparing Freedom of Information Act and public information requests to obtain required federal and state documents, assisting attorneys with preparation of applications for regulatory permits, reviewing site documents and draft chronology of contamination events, enforcement, and remediation activities, assisting attorneys with environmental audits, maintaining tickler system for tracking environmental deadlines, and conducting research to identify interpretation of environmental laws, regulations, and policy.  Yolanda also has over tens years of experience in environmental litigation, providing case management and litigation support.

Representative Experience

  • Assist a major mining client resolve outstanding litigation/allocation issues related to the Pinal Creek WQARF Superfund Site in Arizona and continues to assist with long-term water management and treatment activities at the Site.
  • Assist a national petroleum distributor obtain a full defense verdict where the Plaintiffs were seeking approximately $14 million in damages due to the alleged migration of petroleum onto its property.

Education

National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
Certified Paralegal Certification, 2007

Phoenix College
A.A.S., Legal Assisting, 2005

Associations & Memberships

  • National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), Member
  • Arizona Paralegal Association, Member

Languages

Spanish