Mark Cacho brings a wealth of experience and accomplishments to LRA. His
efforts and published articles in enhancing prisoners "access to the courts"
have gained national recognition by the National Institute of Corrections,
American Correctional Association, American Association of Law Libraries and
the American Civil Liberties Union. He also received an acknowledgement for
his work in the revised edition of the Werner's Manual for Prison Law
Libraries 3rd ed.
After retiring from the Orange County Corrections Department in Florida,
Mark formed Prison Solutions, Inc. and immediately negotiated a
consulting contract with a major legal publishing company. During his last
seven years with the OCCD, he implemented and managed their inmate law
library program. And in 2002, the ACA assessed it as the best jail law
library in the nation. These experiences have allowed him the opportunity to
provide onsite technical assistance with the Broward, Palm Beach, Osceola,
St. Johns, Desoto and Leon County Sheriff's Offices.
Mark completed his formal Paralegal education in 2001. Also in that same
year, he earned a specialty diploma in civil litigation. In 2008 Mark
fulfilled the requirements set forth by the Supreme Court of Florida and is
a Florida Registered Paralegal. His professional
membership with the AALL, includes an appointment to chair their 2003-04
"Access to Electronic Legal Information Committee." Under his
leadership, the committee completed development of standards that assist in
evaluating online legal information websites. In April 2004, the AALL
approved and adopted those standards for use by the legal community.