Blade, Farmer & LeClerc was founded in 1969 by Robert V. Blade, Perry M. Farmer, and Raoul J. LeClerc. Perry M. Farmer passed away in 1972, with Robert V. Blade following ten years later. Michel C. LeClerc joined the firm in 1992 but soon left to begin his own practice in Redding, California. Since then, Raoul J. LeClerc continues to offer legal services to the Butte County community, which it has relied on for over 50 years.
Raoul LeClerc was admitted to the California State Bar in 1966 after receiving his J.D. from the California University of Berkeley that same year. He was born in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Gonzaga University with a B.S. in Psychology in 1961.
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Since Mr. LeClerc's admittance to the California State Bar, he has been affiliated with numerous endeavors. He has been a professor at Cal Northern School of Law and taught Estate Planning and Taxation from 1999 to 2014. During the 1970's, Mr. LeClerc served the State Bar of California on the Executive Council,-Conference of Barristers, and on the Executive Committee-Conference of Delegates. He also served as an active U.S. military officer discharged as a Captain. Since 1982, Mr. LeClerc has served as a member of the Butte County Law Library Board of Trustees and his passion for the law has fueled his interest in making sure that the County of Butte has one of the largest law libraries north of Sacramento providing resources to the local legal community and public. He is currently a member of the Butte County Bar Association.
Mr. LeClerc has had the unique pleasure of being supported by his daughter, Danielle LeClerc-Klein, for over 30 years as his office administrator and paralegal. Danielle was born in San Francisco, California and graduated from Chico State in 1992 with a B.A. in Information & Communication Studies, as well as receiving her Paralegal Certificate after she had received her A.A. from Butte Community College in Legal Office Administration.
Just recently, Ms. Klein received certificates from Fullerton State in Professional Fiduciary Management for Trustees and Conservators. Ms. Klein has not only used her specialized training to support her father’s law practice, but has provided services to:
• Butte Community College as an instructor in legal office procedures
• The County of Butte as a paralegal to the Public Guardian / Public Administrator
• The Butte County Administration as a management analyst in the Risk Management Department.
She has been sought out by private agencies to assist with special projects, including fiduciary management and corporate due diligence. Ms. Klein is involved in several local organizations and is also a member of the local Bar Association. Ms. Klein has followed her father’s footsteps by donating many hours of her time to support her community with her involvement in sports and the educational needs of students of local schools. On Ms. Klein’s off-time, you will most likely find her by her family’s side in their fishing and hunting endeavors.