ARIZONA PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION
The Arizona Paralegal Association Presents:
Annual Legal Conference and 40th Anniversary Celebration
2017 Conference Highlights:
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
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)
The Arizona Biltmore Resort
2400 E. Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona, 85016
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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.
Vice President, NALA, the Association for Paralegals
"The Paralegal Profession: A View From the Top"
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
MICHAEL F. PATTERSON
"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.
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.
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.