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APA CALENDAR:

    • March 28, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 4545 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 120, Phoenix, AZ 85028

    New to Arizona?
    Or just need to refresh those skills?

    The Morton Group has a seminar for you!


    LITIGATION SEMINAR

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6-8 pm

    Please contact our office today at 602-279-5662 or email sue@mortongrp.com to sign up.

    SPACE IS LIMITED!
    Cost is $59/person, is non-refundable and must be prepaid.

    Held at: 4545 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 120, Phoenix, AZ 85028

    Since 2005 over 338 Legal Secretaries and Paralegals were successfully placed as a result of coming to our Seminars!

    Litigation Seminar

    This seminar is taught by an Arizona licensed attorney and is designed for legal secretaries and paralegals working in litigation.  Topics include:
    • E-Filing: Procedure and Tutorial
    • State and Federal court differences
    • Required form of pleadings and motions
    • Filing documents with the Clerk of Court
    • Determining your Judge assignment and accessing the on-line docketing system
    • Where to find court forms
    • Filing fees
    • Making an appearance
    • How to get a hearing date
    • Calendaring Deadlines for Motions and Discovery Papers
    • Lodging Orders and proposed Forms of Judgments
    • Local Rules of Practice for the Superior Courts of Arizona

    Cancellation Policy:  Due to financial obligations incurred by The Morton Group, no refund will be issued on cancellations received within forty-eight (48) hours of the seminar date.

    • March 30, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • ASU Law School Downtown, 111 E. Taylor Street, 5th Floor Courtyard, Phoenix, AZ 85004


    SIX legal associations are joining together for:

    Annual Legal Professionals Social Mixer

    Reconnect with old friends, make new friends,  enjoy appetizers and drinks, and have fun!

    Thursday, March 30, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    ASU Law School Downtown

    5th Floor Courtyard

    111 E. Taylor Street

    Phoenix, AZ  85004

    Free parking underground

    Who's invited?  Paralegals, Students, Legal Administrative Assistants, Litigation Support Analysts, File Clerks, Court Reporters, Legal Vendors and others!

    Your Hosts:

    • ALA - Association of Legal Administrators, Greater Phoenix Valley of the Sun Chapter
    • APA - Arizona Paralegal Association
    • MCAP - Maricopa County Association of Paralegals
    • MCBA - Paralegal Division of the Maricopa County Bar Association
    • NALS of Phoenix
    • WiE - Women in eDiscovery

    Your Sponsors:

    • Altep (www.altep.com)
    • Griffin & Associates (www.arizonacourtreporters.com)
    • MBA Legal Transcription (www.mbatranscriptionaz.com)
    • Nationwide Legal (www.nationwideasap.com)
    • Piganelli & Associates (www.piganelli.com)
    • R3 Investigations (www.r3investigations.com)
    • Special Counsel (www.specialcounsel.com)

     We hope to see you there!

    RSVP HERE: 

    http://j.tinyurl.com/azlegalmixer

    • April 01, 2017
    • www.nala.org

    If you are interested in taking the Certified Paralegal examination with NALA, the late filing deadline to submit your application is today!  Visit www.nala.org for more information.


    • April 04, 2017
    • 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Ballard Spahr, LLP, 1 E. Washington St., Suite 2300, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Regular meeting of the APA Board of Directors. For more information, email info@azparalegal.org.


    • April 12, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar



    Join us on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 12 noon (AZ time) as Burton Bentley II, M.D., FAAEM, presents: 

    Finding and Working with Medical Experts; Do's and Don'ts

    Physicians and surgeons are critical assets in medical litigation, and the task of securing them as expert witnesses is often assigned to paralegals. Successful paralegals must know how to proactively manage expert witnesses while avoiding critical points of failure. During this webinar, Dr. Bentley provides practical insight into the expert witness relationship and gives practical advice for expert selection, vetting, retention, fees, and communication.  When experts and paralegals align constructively, legal teams maximize their potential for efficiency, cost-savings, and success.


    Burton Bentley II, M.D., FAAEM

    Founder & CEO of Elite Medical Experts

    Dr. Bentley is an Arizona native who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Arizona. He then earned his M.D. degree from U of A before completing a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  While in Wisconsin, Dr. Bentley flew over 150 emergency missions as a flight physician onboard the Flight for Life helicopter. Dr. Bentley returned to Tucson and practiced emergency medicine full-time for 21 years --- treating nearly 80,000 patients --- before stepping out in 2015 to pursue a medical device that he patented, and to grow his medicolegal consulting business. The medical device company was acquired last year by Centurion Medical, and Dr. Bentley now devotes all of his time to Elite Medical Experts, a physician-run consulting firm that he founded in 2010.  Elite has 2700 clients across the US including 70 clients in Arizona and 12 of the top 100 largest law firms in the United States. In addition to working with countless small law firms, Dr. Bentley and his team provided strategic and tactical support to Robert Eglet, lead counsel in the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada cases where the combined verdicts totally over $1.2 billion.  Dr. Bentley is honored to address the Arizona Paralegal association and will speak on a topic that he knows quite well:  "Finding and Working with Medical Experts --- Do's, Don'ts, and Tricks of the Trade.”

    LAST DAY TO REGISTER:  Monday, April 10!

    This webinar qualifies for 1 hour of CLE.

    • May 08, 2017
    • 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Ballard Spahr, LLP, 1 E. Washington St., Suite 2300, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Regular meeting of the APA Board of Directors. For more information, email info@azparalegal.org.


    • May 12, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
    • The Arizona Biltmore Resort, 2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 8516

    APA's Annual Legal Conference and 40th Anniversary Celebration

    Friday, May 12, 2017




    Arizona Biltmore Resort

    2400 E. Missouri Avenue

    Phoenix, AZ  85016


    Conference is from 8:30 a.m. (registration starts at 7:30 a.m.) to 4:45 p.m., with our 40th Anniversary Celebration Mix and Mingle following thereafter until 6:30 p.m.

    What's new this year?  Our 40th Anniversary!  We will also have MORE classes, 40th Anniversary celebration/recognition events, APA and paralegal-branded merchandise available, 40th Anniversary Mix and Mingle Celebration Happy Hour (cash bar), more vendors, more prizes, and MORE!

    Download the complete brochure at: 
    https://goo.gl/JYIA5l

    Registration or seminar questions? Irene Winterburn, CP, president@azparalegal.org, 602-798-5426.


    Sponsors!  The APA is the oldest and largest paralegal organization in the State of Arizona. Companies who take advantage of advertising or sponsorship opportunities provided by the Arizona Paralegal Association will reach an upscale market of professionals.  We invite you to join us as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary at this year's conference.  Sponsorship information can be found here.

    • July 19, 2017
    • July 21, 2017
    • Orlando, Florida


    Save the Date!  NALA Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida.  For more information, visit https://www.nala.org/conferences/2017-nala-conference-expo


    • August 01, 2017
    • www.nala.org

    If you are interested in taking the Certified Paralegal examination with NALA, the late filing deadline to submit your application is today!  Visit www.nala.org for more information.


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