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One 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 participant. 


Also 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 hours.  


Until the footnotes,




2014 Annual State Bar of Arizona Convention


The annual state bar convention is a lively opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the law and reunite with friends.

I 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).


Like 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 sessions. 

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  • 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 transactions.
  • 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 Conviction."
  • 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 law.
  • 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 profession.


Following 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.  






LCA Board Meeting


The 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.


At 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 back. 


The 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.  


Now we look forward to the "Golden era" under Stephen's leadership as we move into our centennial year.


CLE -- Can We Help?


We 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!


We 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.


Ethics Seminars:


-Weiss & Shea - "Two Opposing Views on the Lack of Prosecutions of Wall Street Executives Involved in the Recent Financial Crisis"

-PCLP - Hake "Going Undercover as an Attorney"


To get started, visit this link: CLE at Arizona Law.


After 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.


The 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 responsibility.



Coming soon!


SAVE THE DATE - Arizona Law in Denver

August 11, 2014


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SAVE THE DATE - Arizona Law in Albuquerque

August 12, 2014


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SAVE THE DATE - Arizona in Las Vegas

September 5, 2014


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SAVE THE DATE - PLAN AHEAD - Centennial Homecoming Weekend

November 7-9, 2014 

For more information, CLICK HERE to visit our Homecoming 2014 website.


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We 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 August.




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Marc L. Miller 
Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law 
James E. Rogers College of Law    

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