State Bar Convention Attracts National Speakers
The State Bar of Arizona Convention seminars are known for their outstanding speakers. This year is no exception. In addition to the highly-talented presenters from our own sections and committees, we’re also proud to welcome some well-known speakers from around the country.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14
Terrorists, Torts and Trade: Prosecuting and Defending Claims Implicating Foreign Sovereign Immunity
W-1, 8:45 a.m. - noon
Richard D. Heideman – Heideman Nudelman & Kalik, PC, Washington, D.C.; Counsel to American Victims of Terror; Trial Lawyer of the Year 2016, Public Justice
David Stewart – Georgetown Law, Co-Director, Global Law Scholars; Director, Center on Transnational Business and the Law; Professor, Professor from Practice, Washington, D.C.
Inside the Silicon Valley Patent and Trademark Office
W-4, 8:45 a.m. - noon
John Cabeca – Director, Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office, San Jose, CA
Efrat Kasnik – Lecturer in Accounting, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford, CA
Mary Juetten – Entrepreneur and founder of Traklight, Bellingham, WA
THURSDAY, JUNE 15
Mediation in Evolution: Challenges, Opportunities
T-18, 8:45 a.m. - noon
Thomas J. Stipanowich – Law Professor and Academic Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA
Dealing with the Unusual and Unexpected: Challenging Assets in Estate Planning and Administration
T-19, 8:45 a.m. - noon
Gerry W. Beyer – Preston E. Smith Regents Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, TX
Transgender Clients and the Issues They Face
T-21, 8:45 a.m. - noon
M. Dru Levasseur – Senior Attorney and Transgeender Rights Project Director, Lambda Legal, New York, NY
History and Significance of Magna Carta
T-22, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Prof. Joshua Tate – Associate Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas, TX
How to Foul up Partnerships & LLC Agreements
T-24, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Terence Floyd Cuff– Of Counsel, Loeb & Loeb LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Brexit, The Rome Statute, and the Dangerous Ramifications of Unraveling Multinational Treaties and Peace Accords
T-28, 2 - 5:15 p.m.
John Washburn – Convener, American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the Inteernational Criminal Court, a program of the Columbia University Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Washington, D.C.
Partnership Liability Allocation and Disguised-Sales, The New Partnership Audit Regime, and Other Topical Developments
T-31, 3:45 - 5:15 p.m.
Glenn Dance – Special Counsel, IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Washington, D.C.
FRIDAY, JUNE 16
Nuts and Bolts of Non-Profits: From Charities to Foundations, From Association to Health Care
F-35, 8:45 a.m. - noon
Travis Jackson – Polsinelli P.C., Los Angeles, CA
In Search of a More Perfect Union: When Rights of Religious Liberty and Anti-Discrimination Collide
F-36, 8:45 a.m. - noon
Eric Baxter – Senior Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Washington, D.C.
Alexander Dushku – Kirton McConkie, Salt Lake City, UT
Jenny Pizer – Senior Counsel and Law and Policy Director, Lambda Legal, Los Angeles, CA
James Sonne – Associate Professor of Law, Stanford Law School and Director of its Religious Liberty Clinic, Stanford, CA
How the System is Working to Build a Whole Juvenile – Part II
F-44, 2 - 5:15 p.m.
Karen Boyd – Executive Vice President, Corrective Solutions, San Clemente, CA
Sandra Day O’Connor – Arizona Trailblazer
F-45, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Hon. Brian Hoffstadt – Associate Justice, Second District Court of Appeals, California, Los Angeles, CA
Deborah Merritt – Professor, John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law; Courtesy Professor of Sociology; Courtesy Professor of Public Policy and Management, and Associate Faculty Member in Women's Studies, Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Bankruptcy Developments and Best Practices
F-46, 8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Hon. Randall Dunn (Ret.) – US Bankruptcy Court, District of Oregon, Portland, OR
To Build or Not to Build – The No DAPL Protest Saga & Its Application in Arizona
F-49, 8:45 a.m. – noon
Matt Campbell – Native American Rights Fund (NARF), Boulder, CO