2013 Trial College Graduates 34
The 2013 Arizona College of Trial Advocacy wrapped up its ninth consecutive year on Saturday, August 4, adding 34 graduates to its roll. The emphasis of the College is on the student's preparation and presentation of a civil case, from the beginning of the trial to the closing argument. The first four days included small group presentations and exercises on direct and cross examinations, opening and closing statements, and voir dire. The College concluded with a mock trial in Superior Court.
Congratulations to the Class of 2013!
|Claudia Acosta Collings - Office of the Attorney General
||Cassandra Meynard - Mesch Clark & Rothschild
|Scott Bennett - Coppersmith Schermer & Brockleman
||Kevin Nelson - Tiffany & Bosco
|D. Bob Burris - Monroe McDonough Goldschmidt
||Justin V. Niedzialek - May Potenza Baran & Gillespie
|Michael Coccaro - Snell & Wilmer LLP
||Laura L. Orozco - Campbell Yost Clare & Norell
|Sandra Gardner - Esser, Bradley & Gardner
||John Perry - Law Office of John E. Perry
|Jeffrey D. Gautreaux - Musgrove Drutz & Kack
||Richard Rahnema - Wachtel Biehn & Malm
|Gregg Clarke Gibbons - Gregg Clarke Gibbons PC
||Jill L. Ripke - Perkins Coie
|Robert J. Gunn - Gunn & Gunn
||Dennis Robbins - Davis Miles McGuire Gardner
|Christine A. Hammerle - Perkins Coie
||Michelle Saavedra - Tucson City Attorneys Office
|Gerardo Hannel - La Paloma Law
||Anna Schiffman - Schiffman Law Office PC
|Michael Harnden - Law Office of Barry Rorex
||Tanveer Shah - Price Law Group
|Jonathan Jamieson - Law Office of Michael Cordova
||Monique Simpson - Thomas Thomas & Markson
|Jenny D. Jansch - Garrison Law Firm
||Daniel Slavin - Law Offices of Francis Slavin
|Todd Jarvis - Breen Olson & Trenton LLP
||Autumn Spritzer - Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc
|Daniel King - Jones, Skelton & Hochuli
||Devin Sreecharana - May Potenza Baran & Gillespie
|Krista R. McCarthy - Law Office of Berin A. Fite
||Geoffrey M. Trachtenberg - Levenbaum Trachtenberg
|Jennika N. McKusick - Jeffrey G. Pollitt PC
||Ashley Villaverde - Jones, Skelton & Hochuli
Special thanks go to this year's faculty of experienced lawyers and judges: John P. Ager, Shawn Aiken, Marlene Appel, Will Auther, Jeffrey Bergin, Christopher Browning, Terry Bublik, Thomas Burke, Larry Cohen, Susan Corey, Joel D. DeCiancio, John DiCaro, Liz Gilbert, Jill goldsmith, Todd Jackson, Mark W. Kennedy, Greg Osborne, Rosemarie Pena-Lynch, Douglas L. Rayes, Joel Robbins, William Sandweg III, Georgia Staton, Catherine Stewart, Paul Tang, Timothy Thomason, Tim Tonkin, Wendy Weigand, Chas Wirken, and Russell Yurk!
What did the participants have to say about the College?
- It has given me a realistic understanding of what I need to communicate to my clients from the moment I begin my representation.
- I came in with no trial experience and didn't even know where to stand. I feel much more comfortable now.
- Wonderful to hear so many perspectives on best practices
- I practice in another state but the principles, tools and process of the College apply universally.
- I learned techniques that would not have occurred to me if not brought up by the faculty.
- This College was so helpful!
- Excellent soup to nuts how-tos, how-not-to and constructive criticism.
- It was excellent - life changing
The 2014 College runs from August 5 through August 9. Make plans now to attend.
If you have any questions, please contact the program executive director, Hon. Rebecca Albrecht at Rebecca.Albrecht@azbar.org.