Chad Belville,
Esq.; and Alane Breland, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Spring Training for Lawyers is a day-and-a-half conference offering CLE programming and networking opportunities for Arizona attorneys. Program topics educate attendees on the latest legal developments affecting diverse clients and offer practical tips and skills to meet the needs of Arizona’s diverse legal community.

Attending Spring Training for Lawyers is the best way to ensure you are up to date on the latest cases, legislation and other new developments affecting the diverse population of Arizona. This program is the annual gathering place for the Arizona legal community; this is your opportunity to share collective wisdom and to discuss cutting edge legal strategies with other attorneys.

This program may qualify for up to 9.0 hours MCLE, including up to 9.0 hours Ethics.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 11:30 am- 4:45 pm

11:30 am - Noon

Registration & Check-in

Noon - 1:30 pm


Partner Bar Updates:
Arizona Asian American Bar Association
Arizona Minority Bar Association
Arizona Women Lawyers Association
Los Abogados
Native American Bar Association - Arizona

1:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Perspectives on Diversity in the Legal Profession in Arizona
Co-Presented by: Arizona Asian American Bar Association

Chairs: Diandra D. Benally, Native American Bar Association of Arizona
Jared C. Leung, Arizona Asian American bar Association

Faculty: George Chen, Bryan Cave LLP
Booker Evans, Gallagher & Kennedy
Sonia Martinez, Law Office of Sonia Martinez
Edward Maldonado, Law Office of Edward Maldonado
Honorable Roxanne Song Ong, Retired Presiding Judge of Phoenix Municipal Court

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 9:00 am - 4:45 pm

7:30 am - 8:45 am

CMWL Committee Meeting

7:45 am - 8:15 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:15 am - 8:30 am


8:30 am - 10:00 am

Plenary Session: Stereotyping: Fair or Foul?

Faculty: Kami Hoskins, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC
Rory Gilbert, HR Solutions Center Inclusion, Maricopa Community Colleges

10:15 am - 11:45 am

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Breakout Session I

Small Business and Personal Finance 101

Legal Issues and Impacts from the Harmful Use of "Indian" Mascots

The Hobby Lobby Decision: Implications, Fall Out, and Where We Go From Here

11:45 am - Noon

Exhibit and Networking Break

Noon - 1:30 pm


Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Ruth McGregor, Retired Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Breakout Session II

Practical and Ethical Issues in Representing Clients with Disabilities

Chris Nakamura Judicial Workshop:
So You Want to Be a Judge? Identifying and Encouraging Qualified and Diverse Applicants

Criminal Law Year In Review with James Knapp


3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

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Breakout Session III

The Mindful Lawyer: Time Management-Mind Management

Chris Nakamura Judicial Workshop:
The Future of the Judiciary: Do Our Courts LOOK like Arizona?

Immigration Law Update and Overview