A new voluntary bar association is forming to service lawyers who office near or appear in the North County Superior Courts along the 101 corridor. It will provide opportunities to network, hear guest speakers, and perhaps involve yourself in philanthropic events. The first meeting is to be held at Thursday, 04 March at 5:30 pm at a restaurant called Catch 22, located at 18725 North 32nd Street, Phoenix. If you are interested in learning more and/or PARTICIPATING, send an inquiry to email@example.com
We have created a fillable Adobe Acrobat version of the membership application to make it easy to complete and send to us. Though we still require a check for dues, we would prefer for you to complete and email the application to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
***UPDATE*** — We’re experiencing technical difficulties with the Application. Some of you have said you cannot email it from the application form, I believe. If so, please save it to you computer locally and then just attach the local copy to an email and send it to us. Please DO NOT try to email it as a link to the webform, as such links are not saved (i.e., when we open it, it will be blank). Also, the email field in the Application is not working at the moment. I hope to have the fixed shortly. So, be sure to put your email address in the transmittal email (unless you are transmitting it with your address as the return email address) and we will update our records accordingly. Thanks, and WELCOME!
Save the date. The first lucheon meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at Catch 22. Our guest speaker is Connie Mabelson, who will be talking about intellectual property issues about which every lawyer should know. For more information and directions, see this flyer.
The North Phoenix Bar Association has a flyer to tell attorneys in the valley about our wonderful new organization. Please pass this along to anyone you know who might be interested to learn about the organization.
News is getting out! Check out the article on the North Phoenix Bar Association published in the most recent edition of the Phoenix Business Journal.
As you know, we have selected the 2nd Wednesday of every month as the date for each of our monthly luncheons. So that you may plan in advance, here is this year’s schedule for all CLE speakers.
I ran across information online about a federal government grant for private attorneys and other organizations to provide representation to indigent clients. It’s not the kind of work we do here but we would be glad to refer the information regarding the grant to another firm. If you have any firms in mind that do this kind of work, please let me know. Perhaps one of the attorneys or firms who recently joined the NPBA?
Please pass this information along to any colleagues of ours who might have an interest in such a grant.
The North Phoenix Bar Assocation recently got an article written on it in the Arizona Republic. Here is the link on AZCentral.com
Sorry for the short notice on this flyer, though any of you who have joined or asked to be on our mailing list should have already received the notice. Today’s guest speaker is Commissioner Stephen Kupiszewski. He will be providing an overview of the Northeast Court Facility – kind of a “What You Should Know” if you practice before that court. Here is the flyer.
Our guest speaker for the June Luncheon and CLE will be Charles Dunlap of Realty Resolution Advisers. Mr. Dunlap is an experienced contractor and receiver. He will be instructing us about Real Estate Defaults and Workouts in the “new economy.” Even if you don’t practice real estate, no doubt as a legal professional you have had worried clients ask you about their options. Having some working knowledge of options will be useful and give you the ability to continue to “add value” to your clients. Here is the flyer.
The Maricopa County Superior Court is taking applications for nominations for commissioner positions right now. The application process closes on May 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm. The Court plans to try to have final interviews with the candidates by July 9, 2010. If you are interested, please see the attached FLYER.
At the last CLE/Luncheon Gary and I mentioned that we were looking for input on changes to make to the website. I am not a huge fan of the current logo or color scheme. If anyone has ideas on logos and color schemes, and in particular, if you have experience with Weblog Themes, please contact me. If you have other thoughts on changes to the website, please post them here, or send us an email at email@example.com. Thanks!
Gary and I have been pretty much running the show, (with the asistance and input from Lynda Shely and the folks at Event Concierge — thank you both), but we never intended this to be the Gary & Jeff association. We truly want every one of you to feel like this is YOUR organization. So, with that in mind, if you are interested in a board position or otherwise would like to participate more, please post your interest or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to hear from you.
Feel like giving away a bit of your time? The State Bar is looking for volunteers for its “Lawyers on Call” program. Here are the details:
State Bar of Arizona’s Lawyers On Call Seeks Volunteer Attorneys for Show on Tenant & Landlord issues.
The State Bar of Arizona and 12 News will host the June edition of the Lawyers on Call public service program on June 1, 2010. The topic for the evening will address “Tenant & Landlord” issues.
We are seeking 10 volunteer attorneys to field phone calls from 5 to 7 p.m. on June 1, during the Arizona Nightly News on channel 12.
The conversations will NOT be broadcast on television. However, you WILL appear during the live news broadcast. In addition, you will NOT have to file any legal documentation or follow-up with callers after the program has ended.
We ask that volunteers for the month arrive at 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
If you are available, please contact me by Friday, May 23. We hope you are able to join us for this rewarding opportunity!
Lawyers On Call Public Service Program Details
WHAT: Lawyers On Call public service program sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona and 12 News KPNX-TV
WHEN: Volunteers will answer phone calls from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1. We ask that you arrive at 4:30 p.m.
TOPIC: Tenant & Landlord Issues
HOW TO SIGN UP: E-mail or call Alberto Rodriguez at the State Bar of Arizona. Contact information is below.
State Bar of Arizona
4201 North 24th Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85016
O: 602-340-7293 | M: 602-518-8704 | F: 602-416-7493
Thank you to the thirty of you who were able to make it to yesterday’s CLE luncheon. Charles Dunlaps’ insights into the near-term future of Arizona real estate were no doubt grim. But as a law firm that handles workouts, I can tell you from personal experience that his advice is spot on.
Also, as we all discovered for the first time yesterday, the AC unit at our current lunch venue sounds like a jumbo jet taking off. So, I am going with Julie Wong tomorrow to visit three alternate venues (a nearby country club, a hotel, and Dave & Busters at Desert Ridge). I am going to try to keep the new venue as close as possible to the NE courthouse and will let you know as soon as possible where we will be moving the luncheons. My apologies for the relocation, but until summer hit, I had no idea about the AC problems at Catch 22.
Last, I am happy to announce that we have scheduled our first NPBA non-CLE happy hour. The happy hour is open to ANYONE, not just NPBA members, and not just lawyers. So feel free to invite friends, colleagues, spouses, etc. The point of the happy hour is to give the members a chance to mix, mingle, and do a little networking. Happy hour is Thursday, 29 July from 5:30 – ??? at Rock Bottom at Desert Ridge. We have reserved the private room at the back of the restaurant. The event is FREE (save only what you choose to purchase).
Julie Wong of Event Concierge manages our luncheons and events. You can reach Julie at (602) 569-5333 or email@example.com
The North Phoenix Bar Association is planning a mixer for Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. This event will be held in the back room of Rock Bottom Brewery at Desert Ridge Mall.
Here is a Google Map of the location.
This is an open event, so please feel free to invite your friends, colleagues and such. Attendance is free, but you will be responsible to pay for your own beverages and food.
Hope to see you there!
Please make plans to attend the upcoming CLE/Luncheon next month. Janet Scheiderer of the Administrative Office of the Courts will be presenting on the new e-file system being adopted State-wide in Arizona. As always, the luncheon is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month — Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. to be specific.
As you will see in the attached FLYER, the meeting HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE TATUM RANCH GOLF CLUB.
Here is a MAP to the new location.
We hope to see you all there to attend this important CLE/Luncheon and to provide feedback on the new location.
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Presented by Brenda Thomson, Director of the Arizona Humanities Council
The luncheon and seminar will be held at the Tatum Ranch Golf Club
29888 N. Tatum Ranch Drive
Cave Creek AZ 85331
The Rainmaker Institute sponsors a monthly networking function at Monti’s in Tempe (100 S. Mill Ave, Tempe AZ 85281). The cost to attend is $20, which includes hors d’oevres.
This networking function is specifically geared toward smaller firms and solo practitioners. Each event offers opportunities for networking and a brief presentation by Stephen Fairley on networking strategies.
The next event is scheduled for Thursday, 16 September 2010 from 5-7 p.m. If you are interested, follow this link to the registration website.