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.


BillklainWilliam G. Klain, Lang & Klain, P.C.

He focuses his practice on complex corporate and commercial litigation and is a Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers® honoree. He has served on the State Bar of Arizona’s Civil Practice and Procedure Committee since 2000, and chaired the Committee from 2011 to 2014. Bill co-chaired the Arizona Supreme Court’s Task Force on the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, served on the Court’s Committee on Civil Justice Reform, and is an appointed member of the Court’s Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence and the Arizona Judicial Council’s Committee on Superior Court. In those capacities, Bill has participated in restyling the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure, and Arizona Rules of Evidence; drafting the Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure; designing the Maricopa County Superior Court’s Commercial Court pilot project; and serving on other civil rules projects. Bill’s professional recognition includes the Chief Justice’s Outstanding Contribution to the Courts Award (2016), the State Bar’s Member of the Year Award (2013) and President’s Award (2008), and the Scottsdale Bar Association’s Award of Excellence (2012). He is a frequent presenter on civil practice and procedure and has chaired or served on the faculty of more than 60 CLE programs for the State Bar and other professional associations. Bill is a member of the ABA and the Maricopa County Bar Association, and is a past president of the Scottsdale Bar Association. He received his J.D. from the University of Denver and B.A. from the University of Richmond.


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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