CLE Department - Volunteer of the Month

The success of State Bar of Arizona CLE programming depends entirely on our volunteer seminar chairs and faculty. The AZCLE® Volunteer of the Month program is an opportunity for State Bar's CLE Department to recognize the hard work and dedication of our generous volunteers.


ScottRhodesJ. Scott Rhodes, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

J. Scott Rhodes is Chair of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon’s Legal Ethics practice and serves as the firm’s General Counsel. He has an extensive background in legal ethics and regularly advises attorneys and law firms on matters relating to state bar complaints, fee disputes, disciplinary matters, bar admission, and other licensing, ethics, and professional responsibility issues. Mr. Rhodes also practices in the areas of commercial litigation, local government law, and professional corporate governance and structure. In 2009, the Arizona Supreme Court appointed him to serve as a member of its Attorney Discipline Task Force and, since 2011, Mr. Rhodes has served on the Arizona Supreme Court’s Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee. He was named Phoenix “Lawyer of the Year” for Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants in 2019, Phoenix “Lawyer of the Year” for Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law in 2013 and 2018, and Phoenix “Lawyer of the Year” for Administrative Law in 2011 by The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Rhodes is also AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the categories of Administrative/Regulatory Law, Arbitration, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants, Litigation-Municipal, Mediation, and Municipal Law from 2009 through 2018. In addition, he was listed in Southwest Super Lawyer® in 2007 in the categories of Administrative Law, and Politics and in 2011 – 2018 in the categories of Professional Liability: Defense; State, Local, and Municipal Law; and Utilities Law. Mr. Rhodes is the co-recipient of the State Bar of Arizona’s 2010 Member of the Year Award and has been a faculty member for AZCLE® since 2012. In 2018, Mr. Rhodes presented at three AZCLE® seminars.



January 2019 - Kami Hoskins, Gordon & Rees


January 2018 - Jennifer Kupiszewski, Kile & Kupiszewski LLC

February 2018 - Jennifer G. Gadow, Fromm Smith and Gadow, P.C.

March 2018 - Matthew H. Green, Law Offices of Matthew H. Green

April 2018 - William G. Klain, Lang & Klain, P.C.

May 2018 - Doreen Nanibaa McPaul, Pascua Yaqui Tribe

June 2018 - Andrew Jacobs, Snell & Wilmer

August/September 2018 - Sandra Bensley, Waterfall Economidis

October 2018 - Elizabeth Noble Rollings Friman, Fleming & Curti LLC 

November/December 2018 - Annette T. Burns, Law Offices of Annette T. Burns

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