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  • October 11, 2017 12:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Welcome to Ebony Meads, recently appointed by the APA Board of Directors to the office of Treasurer.  We look forward to working with Ebony!

  • September 14, 2017 2:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Members:  The video recording and handout from Lynda Shely, Esq.'s CLE Ethics Webinar, "Billing Blunders," have been posted on our Members Only pages.  Go to:  Recorded Webinars, Handouts

    Not a member?  Join us!  Visit Join

  • August 22, 2017 10:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Free CLE from PLI (Practising Law Institute):  Representing the Pro Bono Client:  Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017.  Webcast to be held on September 20, 2017, 9 am Pacific time.  To learn more, visit: 

     http://www.pli.edu/Content/Seminar/Representing_the_Pro_Bono_Client_Advocacy/_/N-4kZ1z10lab?ID=299934

  • August 22, 2017 10:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FREE 1.0 hour CLE from MCBA! Managing Client Trust Accounts - Avoiding Sanctions and Staying in Compliance.

    Seminar is September 1, 2017, 12-1pm, at Maricopa County Bar Association offices, 303 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ. To learn more, visit:

    https://maricopabar.org/index.cfm?pg=events&evAction=showDetail&eid=45908&evSubAction=listMonth&calmonth=201709

  • August 22, 2017 10:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Another FREE CLE webinar! "Understand the Critical Distinctions in Nevada Corporate & LLC Law, by LexisNexis, CSC, and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP. Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 2pm ET. Attendees will leave the program with a better understanding of Nevada corporate law and Delaware corporate law.

    Register Today!


  • August 11, 2017 3:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An Arizona lawyer was suspended for billing multiple clients for legal services that hadn't been performed and misrepresenting completed work to another client.  To read the article in detail:  http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/former_partner_is_suspended_for_billing_for_work_never_done_associate_had_r/

  • June 28, 2017 9:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With courts going to exclusive electronic recordings (and some recordings failing), paralegal trial techs must now add to their checklist to verify the court's recording system is working. Or, we might have to resort to hiring our own court reporters for trial. What do you think?  http://www.wcvb.com/article/state-to-eliminate-official-court-reporters/10215447 

  • May 15, 2017 12:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our May 12th Annual Conference and 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix was a success, according to feedback received:

    "All speakers were super knowledgeable and the seminar as a whole was well worth the day spent there."

    "Excellent topics and speakers and the venue is convenient and very nice."

    "Outstanding!"

    "APA threw a wonderful CLE event and everyone was so friendly.  Well organized and class act.  Appreciate all your hard work - Thank you!"

    "I liked that you had options available so I could listen to speakers that talked about topics I was interested in."

    "I appreciate that you keep us informed of the many changes to our profession, as well as the legal issues" (in reference to our panel discussion of the Future of Delivery of Legal Services in Arizona, and Future of Paralegals).

    "Organized, and well thought out.  Every session was valuable."

    Well planned and plenty of help for questions and vendors."

    The speakers did present their materials well.  [I liked] "the number and quality of the vendors.  The food was great."

    What did you like about the event?  "Location, food, parking validation, CLEs, APA, sponsors."

    "Just grateful to all of the paralegals on the board who make this event happen every year.  Your hard work is appreciated!"


    Thank you to those who attended, and we hope to see you next year!

  • April 25, 2017 11:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You can search VerdictSearch for free! Click on the "Get Your Free Trial" button and search more than 200,000 verdicts and settlements to estimate damages, scout experts, and analyze insurers' settlement offers in comparable cases. No obligation to try it. http://verdictsearch.com/   I don't know how long you can search for free, but it might be helpful to your cases.

  • April 21, 2017 11:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The APA will hold annual elections for its Board of Directors and Committee Chairs on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the annual seminar.  All positions except for Treasurer are open!  Please consider running for a position.  If you need more information, please contact Karen Flaaen or Mary Mayer at nominations@azparalegal.org or download the elections packet.2017-2018 APA Election Packet.pdf .

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