CLE Department - Volunteer of the Month

The success of State Bar of Arizona CLE programming depends entirely on our volunteer seminar chairs and faculty. The AZCLE® Volunteer of the Month program is an opportunity for State Bar's CLE Department to recognize the hard work and dedication of our generous volunteers.


Jacobs Andrew 1ANDREW M. JACOBS, Snell & Wilmer, LLP

He is a partner at Snell & Wilmer, LLP, and the head of that firm’s appellate practice. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Illinois. He is a SuperLawyers selectee in appellate law, is listed in Best Lawyers in America® for appellate litigation, and was elected to the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He has worked to improve pro bono representation in federal and state courts. He has been the lawyer-coordinator for the Ninth Circuit’s pro bono program in the Districts of Arizona and Nevada since 2007, and in the Arizona Court of Appeals for Division Two since 2014. He co-founded the District of Arizona’s pro bono program in 2006, and placed 70 pro bono cases through it. He is the Chair of the Arizona State Bar Civil Practice and Procedure Committee (2014 to present), and led work groups in the Arizona Supreme Court’s Task Force on the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure and its Committee for Civil Justice Reform. He was the principal drafter of many of the Committee’s proposed reforms, which were generally adopted by the Arizona Supreme Court effective July 1, 2018, among them Rule 26(d) (eliminating most motions to compel) and Rule 26.2 (instituting tiered civil discovery). He was appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee as its lawyer-member (2017 to 2020), and twice appointed by the Court to the Judicial Performance Review Commission (2009 to 2016). He was jointly awarded Member of the Year by the Arizona State Bar in 2016.



May 2018
Doreen Nanibaa McPaul
Pascua Yaqui Tribe

April 2018
William G. Klain
Lang & Klain, P.C.

March 2018
Matthew H. Green
Law Offices of Matthew H. Green

February 2018
Jennifer G. Gadow
Fromm Smith and Gadow, P.C.

January 2018
Jennifer Kupiszewski
Kile & Kupiszewski LLC

November/December 2017
Daniel Jurkowitz
Pima County Attorney's Office Civil Division

October 2017
David Horowitz
May, Potenza, Baran & Gillespie, PC

August/September 2017
Ronald F. Larson
Ronald F. Larson, Esq.

June 2017
Jodi Knobel Feuerhelm

Perkins Coie LLP


May 2017
Geoffrey M. Trachtenberg
Levenbaum Trachtenberg, PLC

April 2017
Robert Copple

Copple & Associates

March 2017
Maurice H. Goldman
Goldman & Goldman, P.C.

February 2017
Christina M. Cabanillas
U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Arizona

January 2017
Lynda Shely
The Shely Law Firm, PC



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