FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2013
Contact: Alberto Rodriguez
Phone: 602.340.7337
Email: alberto.rodriguez@staff.azbar.org

State Bar Partners with InReach to Offer FREE Violence in the Workplace Preparedness Seminar

Attendees will learn how to respond effectively against threats and violence that could occur in the workplace.

WHAT:

Expecting the Unexpected: How to Prepare You and Your Staff for Violence in the Workplace is a free seminar that will offer lawyers, judges, public figures and other professionals alike, a better understanding of how to effectively respond to violence in the workplace.

The seminar will be conducted by Sgt. Phil Brailsford, City of Mesa Police Department, trained to counteract shooters and apprehend violent offenders; Douglas C. Northup, Fennemore Craig, PC, a former police officer turned litigator; Susan Wissink, Fennemore Craig, PC, a lawyer experienced in disaster preparation and Amy D. Paul, Psy.D., Crisis Preparation and Recovery, Inc., a psychologist who is an expert in situational awareness.

Guests can attend the live presentation in Phoenix, the simulcast in Tucson or view the webcast online.

WHEN:

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013
Noon to 1:15 p.m. MST

WHERE:

State Bar of Arizona – Phoenix Office, Live Presentation
4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100
Phoenix, Arizona 

State Bar of Arizona – Southern Regional Office, Simulcast
270 N. Church Ave., Suite 100
Tucson, Arizona 85701 

The seminar will also be available via online webcast.

HOW:

Individuals must register at www.azbar.org/cle to attend the free seminar or view the webcast. Registration and admittance to the live presentation in Phoenix and the simulcast in Tucson will be open until capacity is reached. For more information regarding the seminar visit www.azbar.org/cle or contact Mari Kline at 602.340.7323 or mari.kline@staff.azbar.org.

WHY:

Bars across the country are looking at the issue of violence against attorneys and judges. In a recent survey of its members, the State Bar of Arizona found that 42% of Arizona lawyers and judges have been threatened or assaulted at least once. A similar survey in seven states reveals that 40% of respondents have been the victim of violence or threats.The State Bar of Arizona partnered with InReach to offer this program in an effort to address the increasing risk of workplace violence in all professional environments.


About the State Bar
The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar includes approximately 17,000 active attorneys and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. Since 1933 the Bar and its members have been committed to serving the public by making sure the voices of all people in Arizona are heard in our justice system.

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