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ARIZONA PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION

Upcoming events

    • October 04, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 4545 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 120, Phoenix, AZ 85028

    New to Arizona?
    Or just need to refresh those skills?

    The Morton Group has a seminar for you!


    LITIGATION SEMINAR

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 6-8 pm

    Please contact our office today at 602-279-5662 or email admin@mortongrp.com to sign up.

    SPACE IS LIMITED!
    Cost is $59/person, is non-refundable and must be prepaid.

    Held at: 4545 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 120, Phoenix, AZ 85028

    Since 2005 over 338 Legal Secretaries and Paralegals were successfully placed as a result of coming to our Seminars!

    Litigation Seminar

    This seminar is taught by a certified paralegal and is designed for legal secretaries and paralegals working in litigation.  Topics include:
    • E-Filing: Procedure and Tutorial
    • State and Federal court differences
    • Required form of pleadings and motions
    • Filing documents with the Clerk of Court
    • Determining your Judge assignment and accessing the on-line docketing system
    • Where to find court forms
    • Filing fees
    • Making an appearance
    • How to get a hearing date
    • Calendaring Deadlines for Motions and Discovery Papers
    • Lodging Orders and proposed Forms of Judgments
    • Local Rules of Practice for the Superior Courts of Arizona

    Cancellation Policy:  Due to financial obligations incurred by The Morton Group, no refund will be issued on cancellations received within forty-eight (48) hours of the seminar date.

    • October 11, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    APA October CLE Webinar:

    How Arizona Criminal Procedure Works:  What happens during a criminal case in Arizona; Step-by-Step”

    By preeminent criminal and constitutional lawyer Robert McWhirter

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    12 noon to 1 pm

    Robert J. McWhirter is a nationally and internationally known speaker and author on trial advocacy, immigration law, and the history of the bill of rights. He is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law with the State Bar of Arizona and first chair qualified to defend capital cases by the Arizona Supreme Court.

    Mr. McWhirter is the author of several books published by The American Bar Association:  BILLS, QUILLS, AND STILLS: AN ANNOTATED, ILLUSTRATED, AND ILLUMINATED HISTORY OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS (ABA Press 2015); THE CRIMINAL LAWYER’S GUIDE TO IMMIGRATION LAW: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS, 2nd Ed. 2006; and, THE CITIZENSHIP FLOWCHART, 2007.  Mr. McWhirter has served on the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section and on the Standard Committee writing the CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS.

    Mr. McWhirter has extensively taught in Latin America on comparative criminal procedure and trail advocacy in Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Uruguay. He has been a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Chile and the University of Chile. In 2010-2011, Mr. McWhirter served in El Salvador administering an $11 million USAID project to reform the justice system where he successfully developed and oversaw programs and trainings for the Salvadoran courts, police, prosecutors, and public defenders. Mr. McWhirter still travels to Latin America, most recently in August 2013 on a lecture tour as a speaker grant recipient for the United States State Department and in Uruguay training prosecutors.

    In 2009, Mr. McWhirter was named a Southwest Super Lawyer, a rare instance for a public defender. Mr. McWhirter is also the 2009 recipient of the Phoenix Saint Thomas More Award and the immediate past president of Arizona Attorney’s for Criminal Justice.  Mr. McWhirter is the supervising criminal attorney at the ASU Alumni Law Group, a teaching law firm. 

    Last day to register:  Friday, October 6, 2017.

    This seminar qualifies for 1 hour CLE credit.

    • November 08, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    APA November CLE Webinar:


    "IMMIGRATION LAW TODAY"


    With Kelsi Karim, Esq.

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    12 noon to 1 pm




    Since 2006 Mrs. Karim has practiced law both in Arizona and England. Mrs. Karim moved back to the United States in 2012 to establish her immigration practice after working for a top 50 Legal 500 firm in the United Kingdom. Prior to that Mrs. Karim gained litigation experience in Arizona as a prosecutor, a managing partner in private practice and participation in various community programs.


    Mrs. Karim has also traveled England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Canada, Mexico, Egypt, the United States and Caribbean Islands.

    • JD Ohio Northern University
    • BS in Accounting with Magna Cum Laude (highest grade of honors) from the University of South Florida
    • The College of Law of England and Wales QLTT
    • Admitted to the State Bar of Arizona
    • The Federal Bar of the United States
    • Qualified Lawyer Transfer Regulations Certificate of Eligibility for Admission to the roll of Solicitors (England and Wales)

    Awards and Associations: 

    • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
    • 2017 Super Lawyer Southwest Rising Star
    • Scottsdale Bar Association
    • Arizona South Asian Bar Association
    • Pima County Bar Association
    • Modest Means Project Attorney (Immigration Law)
    • Arizona State Bar Immigration Section
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Arizona Woman Lawyers Association
    • Association of Women Solicitors (England and Wales)


    Last day to register:  Saturday, November 4, 2017.

    This seminar qualifies for 1 hour CLE credit.

    • December 06, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Phoenix Art Museum, Singer Hall, 1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Join us for our Annual Holiday CLE Luncheon:

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    12 noon to 1 pm

    Featured Speaker:  Rick DeBruhl, Chief Communications Officer of the State Bar of Arizona, former Anchor/Reporter at NBC Affiliate, 12 News

    Mr. DeBruhl will be speaking on: 

    "Driving Communications to Victory - Tools to Finding Success"


    The Phoenix Art Museum

    Singer Hall

    1625 N. Central Avenue

    Phoenix, AZ  85004

    *Note:  Attendees (with APA name tags) will have FREE same-day access to the Museum from 10 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    *Free parking in the North parking lot.


    Mr. DeBruhl is the Chief Communications Officer of the State Bar of Arizona, and known to many as former Anchor with NBC affiliate, 12 News.  With a career that started in radio and now finds him covering auto racing for ESPN, he’s learned the art of storytelling.  

    What is the chief complaint about lawyers?  Lack of Communication!  You will learn tips and techniques for better communications and teamwork in the legal field through the story of Alexander Rossi, an Indy 500 rookie who had never driven in the race, but beat drivers and teams with decades of experience.  How did he do it?  Communications and teamwork.  Not only will Rick take you through Alexander Rossi’s amazing victory, but he can help you use the same tools to find success in your career.

    $25 Members

    $50 Members, Guests

    This seminar qualifies for 1 hour of CLE credit.

    Last day to register:  Thursday, November 30, 2017.

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