The Arizona Paralegal Association Presents:

Annual Legal Conference and 40th Anniversary Celebration

DATE:   Friday, May 12, 2017

The Arizona Biltmore Resort
2400 E. Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona, 85016



Friday, May 5, 2017

To Download Complete Conference Brochure,  click HERE


7:30-8:30 AM
Registration, Breakfast, Vendor Fair
8:30-9:45 AM
Morning General Session Keynote Speaker
"Compromise and Consequence," by The Honorable William J. O'Neil, Presiding Disciplinary Judge, Arizona Supreme Court
9:45-10:15 AM
Mid-Morning Break, refreshments, Vendor Fair
10:15-11:30 AM
Breakout Sessions:

A.  "How Should Buzz Lightyear Deal with Cross-Border Documents in Transactions (and Disputes), Mexico, Canada, Infinity and Beyond?"  By Michael F. Patterson, Polsinelli

B.  "Everything You Wanted to Know About eDiscovery But Were Afraid to Ask," by Caroline Pollard, Manager of eDiscovery Services and Senior Paralegal, Ballard Spahr LLP
11:30-12:45 PM
Networking Luncheon, Vendor prizes, 40th Anniversary recognitions, APA Elections
"The Paralegal Profession:  A View From the Top"  Jill I. Francisco, ACP, NALA Vice President
12:45-2:00 PM
Afternoon General Session Keynote Speakers' Panel:
"Arizona Forward: A Report on the Future Delivery of Legal Services in Arizona, and What's Next for Paralegals"
Panel:  The Honorable Lawrence F. Winthrop, Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals Division I; John Phelps, Chief Executive Officer and Director of State Bar of Arizona, and Jeffrey Willis, Snell & Wilmer LLP
2:00-2:15 PM
Mid-Afternoon Break, refreshments
2:15-3:20 PM
Breakout Sessions:
A. "Handling Legal Issues Affecting Businesses and Legal Professionals," by Neal H. Bookspan, Jaburg Wilk
B. "An Introduction to Life Care Planning for Serious Personal Injury Claims," by

Gerrie M. Springston, BSN., RN., CNCLP, LNCC, CCM,  Vocational Diagnostics, Inc.

 3:25-4:30 PM
 Breakout Sessions:

A.  “Credentialing, Malpractice, Discipline – What Are They Good For?,” by Andrew S. Jacob, Gordon & Rees

B.  "Tax Topics for Individuals," by Kacie Dillon, Woolston & Tarter, P.C.
 4:30-4:45 PM
 Door prize drawings
 4:45-6:30 PM
 APA 40th Anniversary Celebration:  Mix and Mingle Happy Hour (appetizers and cash bar)

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