Public Lawyers Division

About the Division


The PLD offers continuing legal education programs, and social and networking opportunities to lawyers and judges employed by city, county, state and federal governments, school districts, the courts and other public entities.  

Division Membership


Membership is automatic at no extra charge for any attorney whose dues category is "Public Lawyer" or those in the "Judge/Commissioner" category. Private attorneys may join the PLD as Auxiliary Members for an annual fee of $30. If you qualify for this category but are not receiving the division's communications or what to join as an Auxiliary Member, please contact Cynthia Quinonez at (602) 682-8582 or cquinonez@maricopabar.org.



The PLD Board of Directors meets monthly at the MCBA office on the last Tuesday at 12 noon. Division members are welcome to attend. 

Continuing Legal Education


Check the master calendar for programs sponsored by this division.

Calendar & List Servers


Coming soon!

Other Activities


The division regularly conducts programs to law students at the ASU College of Law and Arizona Summit Law School on careers in the public sector for attorneys. For information, please contact the Kelly Braniger at kbraniger@maricopabar.org

Board Members


Stan Silas, Esq.
Community Legal Services

Brett B. Hutchison, Esq.
Immediate Past President
City of Phoenix, Prosecutor's Office

Honorable Daniel J. Kiley
Maricopa County Superior Court

Nina Taragovnik, Esq.
Community Legal Services

Trish Stuhan, Esq.
Curtis, Goodwin, Sullivan, Udall & Schwab, PLC 

Eric Rothblum, Esq.
Arizona Attorney General's Office

David Garbarino, Esq.
Arizona Attorney General's Office

Brittany Lamb, Esq.
Maricopa County Public Defender's Office

Alanna T. Duong, Esq.
Law Clerk to the Honorable Randall M. Howe
Arizona Court of Appeals, Div. 1

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