SAN DIEGO COUNTY NALA CP & ACP SPOTLIGHT
Kristine Custodio Suero is an award-winning legal professional and a highly sought after
speaker in her profession inspiring legal professionals to achieve authentic, purpose-driven
careers and lives. A true servant leader, she has lead the San Diego Paralegal Association
and California Alliance of Paralegal Associations as President and is proud to champion
diversity as the first Filipina at the helm of the statewide professional trade association.
Her passion for service spans into education like her elders including her own mother, Zena
(yes, pronounced like the warrior princess). A zealot for higher education and NextGen
pipeline development, Kristine teaches legal courses for a local San Diego paralegal
program and lends her time as an advisory board member for one of the most prestigious
universities in San Diego.
She is most passionate about the innovation economy and dedicates her time to inclusive
economic development projects, including employee ownership, and endeavoring to
advance women in business, especially in non-traditional roles and industries such as
STEAM and construction. Kristine was recently re-appointed as a commissioner and serves
as the Chair of the City of San Diego Citizens’ Equal Opportunity Commission advocating for
supplier diversity in contracting with the City of San Diego and bridging the rich cultural
landscape of her beloved city with opportunities of economic impact to build a vibrant place
to live, work and play.
MESSAGE FROM THE NALA PRESIDENT
“As President, I want NALA to lead the way in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion among members, volunteers, staff, and potential members. I also remain committed to keeping NALA the preeminent resource for individual and professional success."
Melissa J. Hamilton, ACP