Welcome to the
State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention

Message from the Convention Co-Chairs

Dear Fellow State Bar of Arizona Members,

Ready, Set, Practice! Welcome to the Arizona State Bar Convention. Your attendance is a smart investment in your legal practice. On behalf of State Bar President Richard Platt, our CEO/Executive Director John F. Phelps, the Convention Committee, and the outstanding faculty speakers, we thank you for choosing the Convention to meet your continuing educational needs. The Convention will take place at the spectacular Arizona Biltmore, close to hiking trails, home to world renowned cuisine and spas, and of course, first-class shopping.

Our theme this year, “Ready, Set, Practice,” illustrates the type of CLE programming available to attendees. Courses were generated with a focus on ensuring every Arizona attorney has the knowledge and skills necessary to be ready and set to practice competently and ethically, with an emphasis on the protection of clients and the public at large. Focused educational tracks in ethics and law practice management, practice skills and technological advancements along with our traditional substantive law seminars will allow you to meet your continuing legal education requirements.

Attendees will choose from more than 40 continuing education courses on a wide range of topics including recent developments in Evidence Law, Exposing Human and Sex Trafficking in Arizona and Ethical Cloud Computing and Management. While engaging in learning opportunities, attendees can also network while enjoying various social opportunities hosted by the State Bar and its sections and local bar associations. An Exhibition Hall showcasing products and services will be available for attendees to learn about the latest technological advancements suited for Arizona attorneys in their practice.

In planning the 2015 Convention, the Committee strove to provide exciting, engaging, relevant and timely presentations and an all-encompassing educational program suited for a broad variety of practice areas. Whether you are a sole practitioner, the managing partner at a large law firm or a staff attorney for a local  Indian tribe, this Convention is for you. Our Committee and Bar staff will be available to help ensure that you have a positive experience and to respond to any concerns you may have. We hope you are as thrilled about the Convention as the Committee was when planning it.

Thank you for your attendance. We know you will enjoy all the Convention has to offer.


Chair Bevans

Chair Martinez

Booker Evans
2015 Convention Committee                   
Sonia Martinez
2015 Convention Committee


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