2019 MCBA Paralegal Conference
Friday, November 8, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Desert Willow Conference Center


7:15 -8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast Buffet/Visit Valued Partners  
8:00 -8:30 am Opening Announcements and Introductions
   Paralegal Day Proclamation – Jeff Fine
         Clerk of the Superior Court of Maricopa County
   Overview of Division Committees
   Scholarship Awards – Division Scholarship/MCBF Scholarship
Cottonwood Meeting Room
8:30 - 9:30 am General Session: “How Not to Terminate Client Representation”
   Stacy L. Shuman, Bar Counsel, State Bar of Arizona (Learn More)
Cottonwood Meeting Room
9:30 - 10:00 am Morning Break – Visit Valued Partners!  
10:00 - 11:00 am 1st Breakout Session  
  A) Trial Track – “How to Handle a High Profile Criminal Case in TV and the Media”
Presenter: Benjamin Taylor, Taylor & Gomez, LLP (Learn More)
Cottonwood Meeting Room
  B) “An Expert’s Tips for Effective Analysis of Financial Statements and Tax Returns”
Presenter: Josephine Giordano, R.O.I. Properties/R.O.I. Asset Management Solutions (Learn More)
Brittlebush Meeting Room
  C) Business Law - “Cannabis 101: Transactions and Structure”
Presenter: Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group (Learn More)
Chia Meeting Room
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lunch Break/Visit Valued Partners/Networking  
12:00 - 1:00 pm 2nd Breakout Session  
  A) Trial Track -- “Appeals: Start to Finish”
       Presenter: Andrew Jacobs, Snell and Wilmer
Cottonwood Meeting Room
  B) Bonus Ethics -- “The Ethical Implications of Data Privacy for Legal Professionals”
Presenter: William D. Furnish, Osborn Maledon (Learn More)
Brittlebush Meeting Room
  C) Employment Law – “Employment Law Overview for the Arizona Paralegal”
Presenter: James Jellison, Jellison Law (Learn More)
Chia Meeting room
1:05 - 2:05 pm 3rd Breakout Session  
  A) Trial Track – “Medical Malpractice—Everything a Paralegal Should Know”
Presenter: Shawn M. Cunningham, Harris, Powers & Cunningham, P.L.L.C.  (Learn More)
Cottonwood Meeting Room
  B) Estate Planning - “Contemporary Estate Planning – Primer for Paralegals”
Presenters: Nancy C. Pohl, Gallagher & Kennedy, Prescott B. Pohl, Snell & Wilmer
Brittlebush Meeting room
  C) Transgender Law - “Trans 101 for Legal Professionals”
Presenter: Nathan Arrowsmith, Osborn Maledon (Learn More)
Chia Meeting Room
2:05 - 2:20 pm Afternoon Break – Visit Valued Partners and Grab a Snack!
   Last chance to turn in Valued Partner Bingo/Networking cards
2:20 - 2:35 Valued Partner Raffle Prizes  
2:35 - 3:35 pm General Session -- “Top Five Intellectual Property Issues Every Paralegal
           Should Know About”
   Presenter: Ira Schwartz, Parker Schwartz  (Learn More)
Cottonwood Meeting Room
3:35 -3:45 pm 2019 Paralegal Member of the Year Award Cottonwood Meeting Room
3:45 - 4:45 pm Keynote Session—“Pet Law Pet Talk”
Presenter: Ruthie Jesus, Arizona Humane Society (Learn More)
Cottonwood Meeting Room
4:45 - 5:00 pm Closing Announcements
   Grand Prize Drawing
Cottonwood Meeting Room

Our Sponsors