About Us

at SOS ParaLegal, LLC

Why Yo Domino Mi IEP?

The president and founder of SOS Paralegal, LLC and Yo Domino Mi IEP, is an experienced special education teacher, mediator, advocate, community leader, and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience.  She began her career as a teacher, mediator, and a foray into the legal industry before directing her strategic vision on making Yo Domino Mi IEP an emerging force in legal and non-legal self-representation. With mediation, not only will you save significant money in fees, but you will also have control over the outcome instead of placing the decision in the hands of other professionals, who do not know about your child, the way you do.

What is Yo Domino Mi IEP's mission?

We want to keep transforming the legal and non-legal self-representations practice and keep building alliances with other companies, so our clients can have the best and result-oriented support services. throughout their self-representations process.

What are we proud of?

Yo Domino Mi IEP is innovative, but thinking about the services that we provide. We update our services to be in compliance with county, state, and federal regulations, as well as following up on recent trends. We want to deliver outcomes that actually help our clients. Remember, The Solution Is In Your Hands.

Maria Ruiz-Merroth

Maria Emperatriz Ruiz-Merroth

Contact Information

Address:  4271 Jeffrey Road, Suite 436
Irvine, CA 92620
Phone: (949) 326-6612
Email: Maria@sosparalegal.com

Certifications/ Specialties

  • Person-Centered Planning (PCP)- Self-Determination Program. ELARC, Los Angeles, CA. 2019
  • Independent Facilitator – Self-Determination Program. ELARC & DDS. Los Angeles, CA. 2019
  • Independent Facilitator – Self-Determination Program. RCOC & DDS. Santa Ana, CA. 2019
  • Court Interpreter Credential – Spanish. SCSI, Santa Fe Spring, California. 2019
  • California Divorce Mediator OC Human Relations Commission, California. 2018
  • Behavioral Functional Assessment and Intervention Plan (FBP) Certification, Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis (IABA) L.A., California. 2002
  • Dispute Resolution-Mediation Certificate. OC Human Relations Commission, California, 2009
  • Behavioral Assessment of Newborns and Older Infants. Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass 1981


  • LDA – Orange County, California. #509. Exp-Date: 21-Dec-2021
  • California Association of Legal Document Assistant (CALDA) Voting Member since 2020
  • Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) Sustaining Member since 2020


  • American Board Association-Paralegal – University of California, Irvine (UCI), California, 2019
  • Ed.D. (ABD) in Higher Education & Administration - University of Pittsburgh, PA. 1994
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education -Suffolk University, Boston Mass. (Cum Laude). 1980
  • B.S.  in Special Education - Avepane University. Caracas, Venezuela. 1977



Contact Us

(949) 326- 6612

Hablamos Español

901 W. Civic Center Drive                        Suite  200                            Santa Ana, CA 92703

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

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