of the pleasures of summer is the annual State Bar
of Arizona convention, which rotates between
Phoenix and Tucson. This year in Tucson, as
in all years, the College of Law was an active
below, we discuss the recent Law College
Association Board of Directors meeting, where we
thanked outgoing President Brad Vynalek
for his service and welcomed Stephen Golden as the
new LCA President. And, I'm pleased to
share our newest project to help you with your CLE
|2014 Annual State Bar
annual state bar convention is a lively
opportunity to learn about the latest developments
in the law and reunite with friends.
had the honor of participating on a panel
discussing the future of the legal practice
presented by the Solo & Small Firm Section and
the Young Lawyers Division. The panel was
thoughtfully organized by alumna
Karen Clark ('89).
Karen, many of our alumni hold positions of
leadership in state bar sections and committees
and in organizing bar convention sessions.
Here at the College, we're also proud to do
our part to deliver high-quality continuing legal
education, and we were well-represented by faculty
and recent graduates who presented at various
- Professor Boris Kozolchyk, who
also serves as Director of the National
Law Center for InterAmerican Free Trade,
joined international trade
practitioners to discuss the use of ADR in the
courts, international trade, and commercial
- Recent graduate Daniel Arellano
('14) assisted the Alternative Dispute
Resolution Section with a mock mediation.
- Professor Andy Silverman
contributed to a panel entitled "Roadblocks to
Re-entry: Employment Obstacles Following
- Adjunct Professor Lynda Shely,
who has been teaching a popular
professional responsibility (ethics) class at
the law school, co-hosted the bar's most popular
seminar, "The Annual Ethics Game Show". Recent
graduate Will Pew ('14) also
joined in the seminar, representing students
from the College of Law on its panel.
- Professor Paul Bennett
participated in a panel discussion on the use of
technology, social media, and ethics in juvenile
- In the Family Law Section, the Arizona Court
of Appeals, Division II held open court with an
appellate oral argument. Professor Barbara Atwood led a
large group discussion following the argument.
It is great to see the
many ways our faculty and students engage in the
profession. And it is just as exciting to
catch up with our alumni to see how their
leadership continues to shape our
the convention, about 90 people joined my
family at our home for a reception
honoring all of our great alumni and the many
friends of the College.
Law College Association is your alumni
association. The entire College
is grateful to all of the LCA's 42 board members, who
serve as stewards of alumni support.
the recent board meeting, Stephen Golden ('02)
assumed the presidency of the LCA, as Brad Vynalek
('99) completed his two-year term.
Brad was an exciting leader who made
engagement and, by extension, the commitment of
all alumni the central themes of his
tenure. Brad asked every board
member to be an active participant in
the life of the College of
Law, to represent
Arizona Law to the
fullest, and to give
board has risen to Brad's challenge. From a
generous gift of office space for the College of
Law Career and Development Office--Phoenix, to the
creation of employment opportunities, to attending
lectures and networking events, to making
scholarship gifts for students in dire need, the
LCA has answered Brad's call. We thank
Brad for his innovative leadership, tireless
enthusiasm, and for being our catalyst. LCA
board members are a critical part of the life of
the College, and we thank each board member for
responding and for their service.
we look forward to the "Golden era"
under Stephen's leadership as we move
into our centennial year.
know the deadline for CLE is just around the
corner. During the school year,
we often offer talks, conferences, and
weekly seminars at the College of Law that qualify
for Continuing Legal Education. Alumna
Frances Sjoberg ('11) encouraged us extend the
value of these events to alumni and friends, and
to do so in a way that could be satisfied at a
distance, and over the summer. Brilliant!
have created a special opportunity for alumni,
supporters, and partners of the College to access
7 free hours of lectures that may qualify for CLE
(including 2 hours of Ethics) to ensure you meet
the deadline. We have grouped a special set of
five lectures that may qualify for CLE.
& Shea - "Two Opposing Views on the Lack of
Prosecutions of Wall Street Executives Involved in
the Recent Financial Crisis"
- Hake "Going Undercover as an Attorney"
To get started, visit this
link: CLE at Arizona
you have watched the seminar(s), email Marissa
White with the lectures you have watched and
she will send the associated written materials and
a certificate(s) of completion.
State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit
CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal
Education requirement. These activities may
qualify for up to 7 hours toward your annual CLE
requirement for the State Bar of Arizona,
including 2 hour(s) of professional
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THE DATE - PLAN AHEAD - Centennial Homecoming
more information, CLICK HERE to visit
our Homecoming 2014 website.
hope you are enjoying the summer days and weeks.
Around the College of Law we are working
with incoming students to smooth
their transition into law school and Tucson, and
we are watching the dramatic changes to the
Career Development Office as the renovation
unfolds, ready for the return of all of our
talented students in
Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor of
James E. Rogers College of Law
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