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ARIZONA PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION

The Arizona Paralegal Association Presents:

Annual Legal Conference and 40th Anniversary Celebration
2017 Conference Highlights:
  • Excellent speakers and MORE CLASSES (Breakout Sessions)!
  • 6.0 hours of CLE credit - general educational sessions
  • Vendor Fair
  • Networking opportunities
  • Breakfast and refreshment breaks
  • Networking Luncheon including special recognitions for APA's 40th Anniversary Celebration
  • Downloadable/printable speaker handouts
  • NEW!  Discounted price for paralegals with a current NALA membership or a membership in a NALA-Affiliated Association
  • New!  40th Anniversary Celebration Mix and Mingle Happy Hour (appetizers and cash bar)
  • NEW!  Custom APA 40th Anniversary conference bag
  • NEW!  Printed conference brochure
  • NEW!  APA and paralegal-branded merchandise available
  • MORE door prizes and giveaways

Join us for our

40th Anniversary Celebration

Mix and Mingle Happy Hour!

4:45-6:30 p.m. (following the conference at The Arizona Biltmore)

Arizona Paralegal Association’s Paperless Seminar

The APA has gone green!  All speaker handouts will be available prior to the Seminar (a link will be  emailed to all registrants).  Download the materials to your device or print, and we’ll see you at the Seminar!

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Date: 

Friday, May 12, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (registration begins 7:30 am)

4:45-6:30 p.m. 40th Anniversary Mix and Mingle Happy Hour (appetizers and cash bar)

LOCATION: 

The Arizona Biltmore Resort

2400 E. Missouri Avenue

Phoenix, Arizona, 85016


To Download Complete

Conference Brochure, 

click HERE

REGISTER TODAY


REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

Friday, May 5, 2017

Registration Fees:

  • APA Member - $100*
  • NALA Member, or Member of NALA-Affiliated Association $120*
  • Non-Member - $200*
  • APA Student Member - $75
  • Student Non-Member - $100 (with current student ID presented at registration desk)
*Prices above are per person and include entrance to full seminar, Vendor Fair, breakfast, refreshment breaks and luncheon, and access to online seminar materials.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Morning Keynote Speaker:

THE HONORABLE WILLIAM J. O'NEIL

Presiding Disciplinary Judge, Arizona Supreme Court

"Compromise and Consequence"


The purpose of attorney discipline includes protecting the public from unethical or incompetent lawyers, maintaining the integrity of the profession and the administration of justice in the eyes of the public, and deterring other lawyers from engaging in unprofessional conduct.

Judge O'Neil's Biography

Luncheon Speaker:

Jill I. Francisco, ACP

Vice President, NALA, the Association for Paralegals

"The Paralegal Profession:  A View From the Top"

Ms. Francisco's Biography

Afternoon Keynote Speakers Panel:

THE HONORABLE LAWRENCE F. WINTHROP

Arizona Court of Appeals Division 1 and Chair of Arizona Supreme Court's Commission on Access to Justice

JOHN F. PHELPS

Chief Executive Officer and Director, State Bar of Arizona

JEFFREY WILLIS

Senior Partner, Snell & Wilmer (Tucson), and Vice President, Board of Governors, State Bar of Arizona

"Arizona Forward:  A Report on the Future Delivery of Legal Services in Arizona, and What's Next for Paralegals"

How will current and future changes in demographics, technology and economics in and outside of Arizona effect the delivery of legal services to the public?  How will these decisions affect the paralegal profession?  Join key players in Arizona’s access to justice efforts in a discussion of this critical question.


Speakers' Biographies

FEATURED BREAKOUT SESSIONS SPEAKERS:

CAROLINE P. POLLARD

Manager of eDiscovery Services, Ballard Spahr LLP (Philadelphia)


"Everything You Wanted to Know About eDiscovery But Were Afraid to Ask"

Caroline will cover eDiscovery basics, including:  where data is typically stored; best practices for handling former employees' data; collection options ranging from self-collection to using third-party vendors; collecting social media and phone data; what to do with the data once you have it; processing considerations such as "to De-Dup or Not to De-Dup" and the repercussions of those decisions; developing review strategies and managing a review; data culling options;  incorporating analytics into the workflow, and finally, considerations regarding productions.  Caroline will also be providing handouts and forms to help you with you ediscovery considerations.

Ms. Pollard's Biography

ANDREW S. JACOB

Of Counsel, Gordon & Rees

"Credentialing, Malpractice, Discipline - What Are They Good For?"

Learn about the purposes for licensure, malpractice and professional discipline and examine historical examples to show how this evolved; and, compare how regulation and ethical constraints on the professions of medicine and law differ.

Mr. Jacob's Biography

KACIE DILLON

Partner, Woolston & Tarter PC

"Tax Topics for Paralegals and Individuals"

Ms. Dillon will be presenting an overview of tax topics related to individuals including, do's and don'ts when filing your returns, tax benefits of retirement savings, tax implications upon retirement, updates in 2017, what happens if you have a tax liability and can't pay, and tax court litigation.

Ms. Dillon's Biography

MICHAEL F. PATTERSON

Shareholder, Polsinelli

"How Should Buzz Lightyear Deal with Cross-Border Documents in Transactions (and Disputes), Mexico, Canada, Infinity and Beyond?"

Learn the general nuts and bolts of cross-border matter issues, what are the document pitfalls, and issues to think about if you have cross-border transactions.

Mr. Patterson's Biography

GERRIE M. SPRINGSTON, BSN, RN, CNCLP, LNCC, CCM

Vocational Diagnostics, Inc.

"An Intro to Life Care Planning for Serious Personal Injury Claims"

For both plaintiff and defense, it is advantageous to know when a Life Care Plan would be helpful to your civil litigation case.  Is your expert a certified life care planner?  Do you know what to look for when a Life Care Plan comes across your desk?  You will also be able to (1) discuss when a Life Care Plan is needed, (2) state the definition of a Life Care Plan, (3) name at least one life care planning certification; and, be able to discuss at least two keys to look for in a Life Care Plan.

Ms. Springston's Biography

NEAL H. BOOKSPAN

Shareholder, Jaburg Wilk


"Handling Legal Issues Affecting Businesses and Legal Professionals"

You will learn about what happens if a vendor or customer goes out of business or files bankruptcy, why business and personal finances must be kept separate, and unethical behavior by legal professionals.

Mr. Bookspan's Biography

Questions?

Contact Irene Winterburn, CP, president@azparalegal.org

Notice to APA Members:

The APA’s Annual Membership Meeting and Elections will be held during the seminar luncheon, and the APA needs you!  We invite you to run for a Board position or join one of our committees. To learn more:

APA Board Positions

APA Committees

Download Election Registration Forms


REGISTER TODAY!

Last day to register: 

Friday, May 5, 2017

SPONSORS!

We would love to have you as a sponsor at this event.  For more information, click here, or download the Complete 2017 Conference Sponsorship Brochure here.



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