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.


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Edina A.T. Strum, The McCarthy Law Firm

Edina is a Tucson native, a University of Arizona Alumna, and has been in practice since 2002 and with The McCarthy Law Firm since 2009.  Edina practices exclusively in the area of family law and is a State-Bar Certified Family Law Specialist.  While Edina practices traditional family law (litigation), she is also trained in and practices Collaborative Divorce, and is a trained mediator.  Edina’s passion is in ensuring healthy, strong families post-separation, and, therefore, she concentrates a substantial portion of her practice in the area of children’s issues (legal decision making, parenting time, child support, relocation, paternity) although Edina also handles the full range of dissolution of marriage and financial issues (spousal maintenance, retirement division, asset/debt division).  Edina also serves as a Parenting Coordinator, Best Interests Attorney and Child’s Attorney.  Edina’s community involvement includes the following: past volunteer with the Volunteer Lawyers Program, a member of the World Care Board of Directors for several years, and member of Tucson Sunrise Rotary from 2003-2009.  Currently Edina is a financial supporter of Step Up 2 Justice and volunteers with Ben’s Bells.  Edina’s professional endeavors include developing and presenting (with colleagues) multiple Continuing Legal Education seminars for the Arizona State Bar, Arizona Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AzAFCC), and the Pima County Bar.  Outside the law, Edina regularly practices yoga, enjoys hiking, winter sports, travel, and is an animal-lover who is often found in the company of her Australian Shepherd, Bailey. 



January 2019 - Kami Hoskins, Gordon & Rees
February 2019 - J. Scott Rhodes, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon
March 2019 - Amanda Salvione, Greenspoon Marder LLP
April 2019 - Anthony W. Austin, Fennemore Craig, P.C.
May 2019 - Alison Ferrante, City of Mesa


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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