Legal Archives

Polsinelli Honored for its Pro Bono Work

Troy Froderman, Chair of Polsinelli’s Pro Bono Committee and a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office, accepting the award in Washington D.C. from Jo-Ann Wallace, the President and CEO of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA.)

The National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) honored national law firm Polsinelli at its 2014 Exemplar Award Dinner. Polsinelli earned the prestigious Beacon of Justice Award for its commitment to the delivery of pro bono legal services to those who cannot afford counsel including volunteer work done in connection with the Volunteer Lawyers Program… Read More →

Federhar Appointed to Superior Court Advistory Committee

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional firm, announced Andrew Federhar, a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed to the Business Court Advisory Committee for the Superior Court of Arizona. “The firm’s reputation has been built on our attorneys’ unparalleled commitment to legal excellence and continued willingness to serve the legal community,”… Read More →

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation Selects Board

Joan Brubacher, president and CFO, Beamz Interactive, Inc.

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation announced newly appointed leadership for fiscal year 2014 – 2015. * Joan Brubacher, President, Chief Financial Officer, Beamz Interactive, Inc., Board Chair * Terry Roman, Partner, Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P., Vice-chair * Katie Scardello, Senior VP & Senior Client Manager, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Treasurer/Finance Chair * Jude Miller-Burke, Ph.D.,… Read More →

Jaburg Wilk Attorney to Present at Social Media Day

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Jaburg Wilk attorney Laura Rogal will be presenting at the fourth annual Social Media Day Phoenix on June 28th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Rogal will present the first seminar: “The Not-So-Fine Line of Social Media & Copyright Infringement.” In this presentation, she will discuss the potential legal… Read More →

Jaburg Wilk Carnival Raises Thousands for Charities

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This past Wednesday, Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk celebrated their thirtieth anniversary by hosting a charity carnival and silent auction to raise money for three local charities. Thousands of dollars were raised and split amongst Ryan House, Devin’s Gift and St. Joseph the Worker. In-kind donation items were also collected at the event. Aioli Burger… Read More →

Stanton Appointed to Business Court Advisory Committee

Nicole France-Stanton, office managing partner, Quarles & Brady.

The law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Phoenix office managing partner, Nicole Stanton, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Business Court Advisory Committee. This is a newly established committee, by order of Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch, which is dedicated to examining current processes for resolving business cases… Read More →

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli creates new position

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Jones, Skelton & Hochuli has created a new position, titled Director of Paralegals and Litigation Technology. This position is the first of its kind. “We believe having this new position will add value to the paralegal team as well as the clients they serve, by creating a more efficient and streamlined team,” says Jennifer Lovato,… Read More →

DMYL Attorneys Named to Top 50 Pro Bono List

Sesaly O. Stamps, Kristen B. Klotz and Lisa Anne Smith

The Law Offices of DeConcini McDonald Yetwin and Lacy announced attorneys Lisa Anne Smith, Kristen B. Klotz and Sesaly O. Stamps as recipients of the 2014 Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona Award, awarded by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education. The attorneys practice in the areas of education law, employment law,… Read More →

Bryan Cave Partner Elected to State Bar Board

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Bryan Cave LLP Partner Steven A. Hirsch has been elected to the State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors. He will serve a three-year term in District 6, Maricopa County. Hirsch was installed on June 13 by Supreme Court of Arizona Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch at the State Bar Annual Convention in Tucson, Arizona.… Read More →

Jaburg Wilk Celebration Benefits 3 Valley Charities

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In celebration of 30 years, Jaburg Wilk is holding a charity carnival and silent auction. All proceeds will go to local charities Ryan House, Devin’s Gift and St. Joseph the Worker. The event takes place Wednesday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Great American Tower, 3200 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Aioli… Read More →

10 Quarles & Brady Attorneys Earn Distinction

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that 10 attorneys from the firm’s Phoenix office – and a total of 48 attorneys nationwide – have been ranked in the 2014 edition of the prestigious Chambers USA directory. “Quarles attorneys work hard to establish reputations for excellence,” said Firm Chair Kimberly Leach Johnson.… Read More →

Ballard Spahr expands Phoenix office

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Ballard Spahr has significantly expanded its Phoenix office with the addition of prominent litigators known for their work in media and constitutional law, complex commercial litigation, and bankruptcy, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced. Joining the firm today as partners are David J. Bodney, a nationally recognized First Amendment litigator who will lead the firm’s Media… Read More →

Humetewa is first American Indian woman federal judge

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Diane Humetewa, Arizona State University Special Advisor to the President for American Indian Affairs, has been named the first American Indian woman to serve as a federal judge. Humetewa won unanimous approval in the U.S. Senate in a 96-0 vote and will serve in the federal District Court of Arizona. “I feel privileged to serve… Read More →

Legal Tips for Small-Business Employers

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It’s Small Business Week, and we’re celebrating. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses represent 97.1 percent of all Arizona employers and employ 44.8 percent of private-sector employees. In honor of Small Business Week, below are six hot employment law issues that all Arizona small-business employers should know: 1. At-Will: Arizona is an… Read More →