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2016 17th Annual Arizona Paralegal Conference

17th Annual Arizona Paralegal Conference - The Necessities of Networking and Expanding Your Legal Knowledge - NEW TRIAL TRACK Breakout sessions

When: Friday, October 14, 2016
7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E. Cotton Center Boulevard
Phoenix, Arizona  85040
United States
Contact: Lori Katzaroff

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The Necessities of Networking and Expanding Your Legal Knowledge


Friday, October 14, 2016 • Desert Willow Conference Center




AM Schedule


7:30 – 8:15 a.m.  Registration and Breakfast Buffet/Visit Vendors  


8:15 – 8:45 a.m. - Opening Announcements and Introductions

Paralegal Day Proclamation – Kyle Hirsch, Esq., MCBA President

Welcome to Attendees/Honored Guests

Overview of Division Committees

Scholarship Awards – Division Scholarship/MCBF Scholarship 


8:45 – 9:45 a.m. General Session


Keynote Speaker: Honorable Dawn Bergin, Maricopa County Superior Court

“The Benefits of Practicing in Commercial Court”


9:45 – 10:15 a.m.  Morning Break – Visit Vendors!Door Prizes  


10:15 – 11:15 a.m. 1st Breakout Session                                


A) Trial Track: “Prepare to Win: Trial Preparation Strategies for Success

Presenter: Scot Claus, Esq., Dickinson Wright


B) "The Successful Family Law Paralegal: Tips for Keeping your Job Secure and Your Boss Happy at Work.”

Presenter:Judith Morse, Esq., Judith Morse, P.C.  


C) “Working in a Discrimination and Harassment Free Workplace”

Presenters: Gina Sanfillippo, PHR, SHRM-PC, Christian Dichter & Sluga, P.C.


11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lunch Break/Visit Vendors/Networking/Door Prizes


 PM Schedule


 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.    2nd Breakout Session


A) Trial Track – “Best Practices for Addressing Smartphones in Civil Discovery & Reasonable Attorney-Client Communication Security Measures”

 Presenter: Larry Lieb, LCE, FEXE, Scarab Consulting


B) Community Associations: Hazard or Paradise?

Presenter: Scott Carpenter, Esq., Carpenter, Hazlewood, Delgado & Bolen, PLC


C) Combatting Drug Trafficking in Arizona: Looking at the Tools Used through a Legal Lens”

Presenter: Paula Alleman, Drug Unit Section Chief, Attorney General’s Office


1:15 – 2:15 p.m.  General Session


Ethics Session: “Ethics Jeopardy”

Presenter: John Phelps, CEO, State Bar of Arizona


2:15 – 2:30 p.m.    Afternoon Break – Visit Vendors and Grab a Snack!

 Last chance to turn in Passport of Vendors/Networking Bingo cards


2:30 – 2:45 p.m.  Vendor Prizes/Door Prize Drawings


2:45 – 3:45 p.m.  3rd Breakout Session


A) Trial Track: Technology in the Courtroom

Presenter: Bert Binder, MHRM


B) Recent Changes at the Arizona Corporation Commission and Secretary of State’s Office and How They Affect Your Practice

Presenter(s): Patricia Barfield, Director, Arizona Corporation Commission and Tanya Gibson, Deputy Director, Arizona Corporation Commission


C) Bonus Ethics Session: “Protecting Privileges, Confidences and Work Product from Inadvertent Disclosures or Waivers”

Presenters: J. Scott Rhodes, Esq., Jennings Strouss & Salmon, PLC


3:45 – 4:45 p.m.   General Session


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A Look at Legal Issues

Presenter: Stephen A. Brookman, Esq., Perkins Coie


4:45 – 5:00 p.m.     Closing announcements


2016 Paralegal Member of the Year Award

Remaining Door Prizes/Grand Prize Drawing




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