Udall Shumway PLC is excited to have two members of their administrative staff named to 2013 positions with the Association of Legal Administrators (“ALA”). Firm Administrator, Katie Bryant, CLM, has been selected to a two-year term as a Region 6 Officer and Marketing Coordinator, Pam Molnar, CLM, has been selected to serve on the 2014 Annual Conference Planning Committee. Congratulations ladies!
Family Law associate Lindsay Olivarez has been selected as the East Squad Attorney Coach for the 2012-2013 Xavier College Preparatory Mock Trial Team. The Mock Trial program at Xavier has four squads competing at the Arizona Regional Tournament. Squads from Xavier have historically competed at the State and National levels. The mock trials simulate real court trials with students presenting full criminal or civil trials, typically to actual seated volunteer Judges. The students take on roles such as lawyers, defendants and witnesses and utilize much the same rules of evidence and procedure as real Superior Court civil and criminal trials, allowing students to understand and experience what a real court trial is like. The East Squad will compete at the Regional Tournament at the Maricopa County Superior Court on March 2, 2013. The State Tournament will be held on March 23, 2013, at the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse building.
Family Law attorney Steven Everts has been invited to present at the Arizona Family Law Institute (For Better or For Worse) for the sixth consecutive year. The event, co-sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona and the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), will take place on January 10, 2013.
Linda Jones, a legal assistant in Udall Shumway’s School Law group, has published a childrens book designed to introduce youngsters to letters in a fun and unique way. “Alphabet Anatomy: Meet the Capital Letters” uses rhymes and illustrations to teach each letter’s sound, shape, and how to write the letter, thus its anatomy. True to its motto, “the art of learning the letters and their lives,” Alphabet Anatomy explores “what the letters do behind the scenes when they’re not busy making words.” Linda plans to follow up with a companion book on lower-case letters in 2013.
Click here to learn more about Linda and “Alphabet Anatomy” as published in the Arizona Republic.
Immigration Law Attorney Matthew White will be speaking at the 2012 Arizona School Personnel Administrators’ Association (“ASPAA”) Fall Conference to take place at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center from November 14 – 16, 2012. Mr. White’s presentation, “Immigration Law & Selecting the Best Candidates” is scheduled for Thursday, November 15th. To learn more, visit http://www.aspaa.org/.
School Law attorneys Jessica Sanchez and Heather Pierson will be participating at a National Business Institute event on November 9, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. The presentation, “School Bullying: A Legal Primer – Understand the Legalities and School Responsibilities” is a basic-to-intermediate level program designed for attorneys and school administrative personnel. Ms. Sanchez will cover, “Laws Governing Student Bullying” and Heather Pierson will discuss an, “Overview of Bullying” and “Administrative Law Due Process.”
Credit Information: CLE – 6.0 | IACET – 0.6 | Teacher Education Credit – 6.0
For more information, visit www.nbi-sems.com
Udall Shumway PLC attorney Stephen West has been selected to chair the recently formed iMesa Citizens Committee. The committee, commissioned by the mayor and Council, is promoting a ”yes” vote on the upcoming $70M parks bond election. In his role as chairman, Mr. West will speak to different groups and communicate with the media to explain why we’re having the $70 million bond election (Question 1 in Mesa).
School Law Attorneys Denise Lowell-Britt & Jessica Sanchez to Speak at ASA 18th Annual Principal and the Law Conference
School Law attorneys Denise Lowell-Britt and Jessica Sanchez have been asked to speak at the ASA 18th Annual Principal and the Law Conference on November 7, 2012. Ms. Lowell-Britt’s presentation, “Special Education Issues Coming Your Way: A Legal Update,” will cover a variety of issues including individualized health plans, students records and transcripts, open enrollment, IEPs, and more. Ms. Sanchez will present “Duty to Report – Avoiding the Penn State Tragedy: Principals’ Legal Responsibilities and Protection of Students.”
This conference is designated for those serving in the role of principal and assistant principal in elementary, middle, and secondary schools as well as chief school administrators and central office personnel in smal and rural school districts. To learn more about the conference, visit http://www.azsa.org/.
School Law Attorney Denise Lowell-Britt has been invited to be a keynote speaker at the 23rd Annual Fall CASE Conference on Friday, November 2, 2012. Ms. Lowell-Britt will present, “Baited Hooks and Trapdoors: Lessons Learned the Hard Way.” To learn more about the conference, visit http://www.casecec.org/events/.