CLE & Events


2021 MCBA Paralegal Conference 

Friday, November 12, 2021 

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Desert Willow Conference Center




Conference Schedule 

7:15–8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Buffet — Visit Valued Partners

8:00–8:30 a.m.
Opening Announcements and Introductions

Paralegal Day Proclamation 

Tyler J. Carrell, President of the Maricopa County Bar Association

8:30–9:30 a.m.
General Session:
“Arizona Ethics Update: Do You Know the New Rules?”
Presenter: Lynda C. Shely, The Shely Firm P.C.
9:30-10:00 a.m. Morning Break 
10:00–11:00 a.m. 1st Breakout Session

A) Immigration Law – “What Employers Need to Know About

Immigration Law, I-9s, and E-Verify”

Presenter: Heidi Nunn-Gilman, Gammage & Burnham PLC
B) Juvenile Law – “Adoption Law TBD” Presenter: Commissioner Nicole Stoutner, Maricopa County Superior Court
C) Business Law – “Business Contracts: A Paralegal’s Ultimate Guide” Presenter: TBD
11:00 –11:45 a.m. Lunch Break
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. 2nd Breakout Session
A) Trial Track – “Discovery Pitfalls and Cost Saving Options” Presenter: William McDonald, Teris
B) Family Law – “Legal Presumptions in Family Law” Presenter: Mervyn Braude, Jaburg & Wilk, P.C.
C) Blockchain Laws and Regulations – “Blockchain & Cryptocurrency” Presenter: Kendra L. Haar, Perkins Coie LLP
12:45–1:45 p.m. 3rd Breakout Session
A) Real Estate –“Selling, Buying and Resolving Real Estate Disputes, in a Post-COVID World” Presenter: Beth Jo Zeitzer, R.O.I. Properties, LLC
B) Environmental Law – “What is Trending, What is Your Role?” Presenter: Barbara Rodriguez Pashkowski, Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C.
C) Trust Law – “Sticks & Mud: Foundations of Trust Drafting” Presenter: T.J. Ryan, Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold LLP
1:45–2:00 p.m. Afternoon Break
2:00–2:30 p.m. Valued Partners Raffle!
2:30–3:30 p.m. General Session
“Excel Tips for Becoming Paralegal Power Users” Presenter: Kerri Bourland, Training at Your FingerTIPS™
3:30-3:45 p.m. 2021 Paralegal Member of the Year Award Recipient
3:45-4:45 p.m. Keynote Session
  Presenter: Landon Merrill
4:45-5:00 p.m. Closing Announcements





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