PROGRAM CHAIRS:
Alane V. Breland, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community; and Shawdy Banihashemi, Jaburg Wilk

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 Arizona’s legal community with a focus on diversity and inclusion. This is your opportunity to discuss cutting edge legal strategies and gather collective wisdom from judges and leading experts from the field.

This program may qualify for up to 9.0 hours MCLE, including up to 3.0 hours Ethics.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 11:30 am- 4:45 pm

11:30 am - Noon

Registration & Check-in

Noon - 1:30 pm

Networking Lunch & Partner Bar Updates

1:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Ethics Fun! with Lynda Shely and Patricia Sallen
May qualify for 3 hours of ethics

Faculty/Chairs:
Lynda Shely, The Shely Firm
Patricia A. Sallen, Attorney at Law

As Dr. Seuss wrote, “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” Come prepared to play, laugh and think with Lynda Shely and Patricia Sallen while you learn about recent and proposed changes to the Ethical Rules, getting (ethically) paid, dealing with conflict waivers, trends in lawyer discipline and legal malpractice, and lots of other timely and important topics. Get your “thinks” on for Ethics Fun!

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 9:00 am - 4:45 pm

7:15 am - 8:15 am

In-House Counsel Panel Breakfast - Invite Only

7:45 am - 8:15 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:15 am - 8:30 am

Welcome and Introduction

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Plenary Session:
Knocking it Out of the Ballpark:
How Corporate Legal Counsel Are Leading the Way to a Diverse Legal Profession

Panelists:
David Falck, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation
Lori Chumbler, Senior Associate General Counsel, Walmart
Isabella Fu, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation
Dawn Valdivia, Assistant General Counsel, Honeywell International

Moderator:
Tim Eigo, Editor, Arizona Attorney Magazine

Join us for this interactive discussion featuring corporate legal counsel to discuss how having a diverse team of lawyers helps their companies achieve their business goals. They’ll share their best practices, lessons learned and how their legal departments are leading the way to a more diverse and inclusive legal profession.

10:15 am - 11:45 am

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Breakout Session I
Civil Rights 360 Degree Analysis: Excessive Force and Racial Profiling Claims and Defenses

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For Better or For Worse: Obergefell v. Hodges and Its Implications in Indian County

11:45 am - Noon

Exhibit and Networking Break

Noon - 1:30 pm

Lunch featuring Keynote Speaker: Neil Giuliano, President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Leadership

Tang Writing Competition Award Presentation: Dr. Pearl Tang

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Breakout Session II
Immigration Updates in Arizona

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Hitting All the Bases: Effective Legal Writing

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Exhibit and Networking Break

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

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Breakout Session III
Criminal Law Year in Review with Christina Cabanillas

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The Impact of Windsor and Obergefell on Employee Benefit Plans and Employment Laws

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