News and Updates

Legalized Sports Betting

Friday, August 24, 2018 | Room 544 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Walk-ins Welcome

The recent United States Supreme Court case, Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, allowed states to legalize sports betting. Sports betting is expected to be a billion dollar industry and big business for media and data companies. What does this mean for the State of Arizona and the future of gaming? How does this affect Arizona’s Indian gaming compacts? Learn what industry leaders are considering in the light of this new law. This program will be of interest to anyone interested in sports and the gaming laws in Arizona.

AGENDA

1:00 – 2:00 History of sports betting and the Case

This hour will give an overview of the history of sports betting in the United States, an explanation of the tribal gaming compacts in Arizona, and a discussion of the new US Supreme Court case and what this case means for gaming in Arizona.

2:00 – 3:00 The Economics of Sports Betting

This hour will review the demographics of sports bettors, as well as potential economic and financial estimates that might be possible if sports betting is legalized in Arizona.

3:00 – 4:00 Sports Betting – What are the next steps in the development of regulation

In this hour, with the Supreme Court ruling paving the way for States and Tribes to consider offering Sports Betting within their jurisdictions, we will look at the development of regulation that prevents infiltration from organized crime, cheats, scams, illegal and underage wagering. This includes a review of existing regulations, various developments in the gaming industry, and what may need to be drafted/implemented on policy, which may include information technology.

Steve Hart will present from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Richard Wells will present from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Les Stanley will present from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each presenter will present for 50 minutes approximately and allow no more than 10 minutes for Q&A.

“Steve Hart leads the Tribal Affairs group at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie. His practice focuses on Indian Law, Gaming Law and Corporate and Government Relations. Steve represents Tribes and Tribal Gaming Commissions throughout the Western United States. He also represents corporations and other business entities in their efforts to shape and comply with government regulations.”

The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 6.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 1.0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.

Los Angeles Ethics! Live in Santa Monica.

Friday, July 14, 2017 | 11:30 am to 1:00 p.m.

725 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Lunch Provided: Please include any dietary restrictions in the comments section of the registration. Space is limited.

The program will define the term implicit bias, and describe the empirical research that suggests implicit biases are wide spread, and can coexist with explicitly avowed anti-racist and tolerant attitudes. We will explore the questions of whether it is ethically condemnable to harbor an implicit biases and whether we should suspect ourselves of racial bias, and therefore correct for it in ordinary activities, including how we practice law.  Finally, we will discuss strategies to reduce the influence of implicit bias on our decisions and actions.

Our Presenter:

Alfred Ray English is currently the Assistant Dean of Career and Employment Services at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. Prior to joining ASU, Ray served as the Associate Director of Career Services at Georgia State University College of Law. He attended Wentworth Military Junior College and was recognized as a Distinguish Military Graduate, receiving a commissi in the U.S. Army Reserve.  Rayreceived his B.S. from The Ohio State University and his Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude.  He served six years as a Staff Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force.  Upon leaving the military, Ray served as an Assistant Professor of Law teaching criminal law and litigation skills. He left teaching to become the attorney/policy advisor for the Atlanta City Council and the Managing Director for a national legal staffing firm.  Ray has been appointed to serve on the NALP Board of Directors, and elected to serve on the NALP Nominating Committee. He has presented on the subjects of implicit bias and diversity on numerous occasions, including at the NALP Annual Education Conference, and law firms such as Perkins Coie, and Jennings Strouss.

The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement.  This activity may qualify for up to 1 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 1 hour(s) of professional responsibility.

This is a State Bar of California Approved CLE. 1.00 Hours of MCLE Credit. 0.0 Hours Ethics, 0.0 Hours Substance Abuse/Mental Illness Hours and 1.0 Bias Hours.

Oceanside Ethics in Coronado, CA

Saturday, July 8, 2017 |4:00 pm to 6:00 p.m. | Miguel Cocina | 1351 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

This will be 1 hour CLE and then 1 hour of full dinner and mixer!

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This program will define the term implicit bias, and describe the empirical research that suggests implicit biases are wide spread, and can coexist with explicitly avowed anti-racist and tolerant attitudes. We will explore the questions of whether it is ethically condemnable to harbor an implicit biases and whether we should suspect ourselves of racial bias, and therefore correct for it in ordinary activities, including how we practice law.  Finally, we will discuss strategies to reduce the influence of implicit bias on our decisions and actions.

Our Presenter:

Alfred Ray English is currently the Assistant Dean of Career and Employment Services at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. Prior to joining ASU, Ray served as the Associate Director of Career Services at Georgia State University College of Law. He attended Wentworth Military Junior College and was recognized as a Distinguish Military Graduate, receiving a commissi in the U.S. Army Reserve.  Rayreceived his B.S. from The Ohio State University and his Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude.  He served six years as a Staff Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force.  Upon leaving the military, Ray served as an Assistant Professor of Law teaching criminal law and litigation skills. He left teaching to become the attorney/policy advisor for the Atlanta City Council and the Managing Director for a national legal staffing firm.  Ray has been appointed to serve on the NALP Board of Directors, and elected to serve on the NALP Nominating Committee. He has presented on the subjects of implicit bias and diversity on numerous occasions, including at the NALP Annual Education Conference, and law firms such as Perkins Coie, and Jennings Strouss.

Here is the menu for the dinner/mixer:

Mixed Green Salad : with jícama, cucumber, cotija cheese & chile-limon vinaigrette

Fajitas: skirt steak, chicken, and shrimp sautéed with mushrooms, onion, bell pepper and tomato; served with rice and beans, house-made guacamole, salsa fresca, and warm tortillas

Slow Roasted Carnitas: tender marinated pork with salsa fresca, sliced onion and avocado; served with rice, beans, and warm tortillas

Fire Grilled Chimichurri Skirt Steak: grilled medium and served with cilantro mashed potatoes and fresh asparagus

Beer, House Wine, House Margaritas & Well-Brand* Cocktails: Early Times whiskey, House of Stuart scotches, Relska vodka, Boords gin, Castillo rum, Korbel brandy, Montezuma gold tequila

The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement.  This activity may qualify for up to 1 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 1 hour(s) of professional responsibility.
This is a State Bar of California Approved CLE. 1.00 Hours of MCLE Credit. 0.0 Hours Ethics, 0.0 Hours Substance Abuse/Mental Illness Hours and 1.0 Bias Hours.

Great Adverse Depositions and Attacking the Liar’s “I don’t remember”

June 30, 2017 | Beus Center for Law and Society | Room 442 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Musante will be providing two seminars in one day. You can take both or either one individually. Robert Musante is the nation’s foremost teacher of deposition cross-examination. Author of eight nationally acclaimed seminars, he has taught the logic essential to taking great adverse depositions – of fact witnesses and experts – to more than 45,000 litigators in 42 states. He has made in-house presentations to the attorney generals of 11 states and to the partners and associates of 90+ litigation law firms.

Here is the synopsis of the two seminars:

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Morning Session:

Great Adverse Depositions: Principle & Principal Techniques
High-quality adverse depositions require the conscious and conscientious application of an integrated set of logical cross-examination rules.  This seminar wastes no time on entry-level wisdom, code chatter, idiosyncratic war stories, or tired maxims.  Instead, using video clips from high-profile cases, it brilliantly teaches how to take adverse depositions as never before … the one right, logical way: as an intellectually rigorous discipline.

Afternoon Session:

Attacking the Liar’s “I don’t remember”
To every adverse witness, the answers that represent the Scylla and Charybdis of cross-examination – the risk-laden answers that the adverse witness must dodge whenever possible – are the damning admission and the vulnerable-to-impeachment denial. To accomplish that dodge, the adverse witness, perhaps at the unethical urging and design of his attorney, frequently employs the stratagem of responding to cross-examiner’s “yes/ no” questions with a dishonest “I don’t remember” … the toughest answer to successfully attack. There is not another CLE presentation in the country like this one.

Robert Musante is the nation’s foremost teacher of deposition cross-examination. (There are 1,000s of rave reviews at www.killerdepo.com) Author of 8 nationally acclaimed seminars, he has taught the logic essential to taking great adverse depositions – of fact witnesses and experts – to more than 45,000 litigators in 42 states. He has made in-house presentations to the attorneys-general of 11 states and to the partners and associates of 90+ litigation law firms.

Ethical Conduct and the Practice of Law – Show Low

Join ASU Law CLE and National Bank of Arizona for a 3 units CLE and 3 Units Professional Responsibility, with Ethics Experts Don Wilson and Bob Van Wyck. This is a GIVE WHAT YOU WANT CLE, where each person can make a tax deductible donation to Student Scholarship at ASU Law instead of paying for the CLE.

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Location:

Show Low City Hall

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, 180 N 9th St, Show Low, AZ 85901

Presenters:

Don Wilson | Presenting on various malpractice issues and how to avoid them.

Bob Van Wyck | Presenting on Ethical Conduct ranging from responsibility of a lawyer to how to handle a bar complaint.

The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement.  This activity may qualify for up to 3 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 3 hour(s) of professional responsibility.

CONSTRUCTIVE CROSS-EXAMINATION AT TRIAL

Roger Dodd has taught over 60,000 lawyers the art of GREAT cross-examination!  Now he takes you to the next level.

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North America’s most sought-after and entertaining lecturer is perhaps best known for his 21-year presentation of the Killer Cross Examination series, graded the country’s most popular CLE program. Roger J. Dodd is an internationally-known plaintiff’s trial attorney, author, lecturer, consultant and expert on cross-examination techniques.

And he is back in Phoenix for his 27th year to present his newest seminar on “winning” trial techniques. This unique one-day seminar will teach you a whole new way to try a case; one that integrates constructive cross with every step of the trial process.

Cross-Examination for Depositions’ embraces today’s trial lawyers reality.  The reality is that over 98% of civil suits never reach a jury trial.  Then reality becomes that our depositions are our trials.  Formal or informal settlement discussions are our closing arguments.’

‘If depositions are our trials, then it follows we cross-examine as we would at trial at times, but at times we cross-examine as we would when we want to discover.  Does that sound complicated?  It is.  Deposition cross-examinations are more complicated than cross-examination at trials.  This book and this presentation will demystify that complication.

 

The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement.  This activity may qualify for up to 6.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.

Jumpstarting Business Start-ups: Implementing the JOBS act

Policy is now starting to catch up with technology – the JOBS Act and the equity crowdfunding. Today’s entrepreneurs have more options and tools available to them than at any other time in history. Yet, it is not without risks and still carries some liabilities. There is a lot of money in the market and crowdsourcing is a growing method for raising equity. How does it work? What are the issues? Who can do it? How is it different from Reg D offering? This seminar will dig into the subject and answer these and other questions and help you advise your clients and those interested in pursuing an equity raise through online platforms.

 

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Event Agenda: (may be subject to change)

1:15 pm             Welcome (15 minutes)

Overview of the day

Introduction of Speakers

1:30 pm           Session 1 (50 minutes) – What is it? How Does it Work?

  • History of the JOBS Act

2:20 pm             Break (10 minutes)

2:30 pm           Session 2 (50 minutes) – Benefits, Liabilities, and Mitigating Liabilities

  • Benefits

3:20 pm             Break (10 minutes)

3:30 pm           Session 3 (50 minutes) – Case Study – How ti Implement the JOBS Act

  • Success
  • Failure

4:30 pm             Reception

Moderator:      Mark Stapp, Director, Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice, ASU

Panelists:         David Thompson, Member, Dickinson Wright

Justin Bachman, Executive Vice President, CrowdTrade

Nick Andrews, CEO, Fundmybusinessaz.com

The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement.  This activity may qualify for up to 3 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.

eDiscovery and Data Management Workshop

Wednesday May 24, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | 111 E. Taylor Street, Phoenix AZ | Room 544

ASU Law CLE and Altep invite you to join seasoned professionals in the legal and discovery management industries for an engaging two-part CLE program covering both fundamental and advanced eDiscovery, data, and case management issues. In this CLE-approved exercise, we’ll use a mock legal matter to work through real-world considerations around each phase of the EDRM:

  • Strategic planning
  • Project management
  • Reporting
  • Using a discovery playbook
  • the Meet and Confer
  • Review project considerations
  • Advanced Analytics

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Fundamentals

1:00 – 1:30p.m.: Lunch and Networking Discussions

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Advanced Topics

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Networking Mixer

 Join us for one or both sessions – students welcome! Get a glimpse of the real world of high-volume, complex matter management, and meet Alumni and working professionals in the field.

 

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The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the mandatory continuing legal education requirement.  This activity may qualify for up to 4.50 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the state bar of Arizona, including 0.00 hour(s) of professional responsibility.  If you have any CLE questions please contact Christopher Marohn at cmarohn@asu.edu

Gain The Edge! Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers

Tuesday May 23, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | 111 E. Taylor Street, Phoenix AZ | Room 544

“Marty Latz is one of the most accomplished and persuasive negotiators I know.”
George Stephanopoulos, Anchor, ABC News Good Morning America

You negotiate every day. In fact, your ability to effectively negotiate may be the most critical skill you possess.  Yet most negotiate instinctively or intuitively. This seminar will help you approach negotiations with a strategic mindset.

Latz – a Harvard Law cum laude graduate – is the author of Gain the Edge! Negotiating to Get What You Want, and has appeared as a negotiation expert on CBS’ The Early Show and such national business shows as Your Money and Fox Business. He also writes a monthly negotiation column distributed to over 40,000 negotiators.

“One of the best CLEs I’ve ever taken. This CLE will make a difference in your representation of clients and your practice.”
Russell Yurk, Jennings Haug & Cunningham, Phoenix

Skills You’ll Learn at this Seminar

1.  Latz’s 5 Golden Rules of Negotiation
2.  Ways to gain leverage when seemingly powerless
3.  Strategies to get past “No” – if all appears lost
4.  First offer dynamics – when to make it and when to wait
5.  Secrets to success in emotionally charged negotiations
6.  Powerful agenda control techniques
7.  Deadline and timing tips
8.  Where to use competitive vs. problem solving techniques
9.  Tactics to generate creative solutions
10. How to get power with effective information gathering
11. When to share information – and when to keep it
12. When to hold – and when to fold
13. Ways to deal with untrustworthy adversaries
14. How to keep options open while building future relationships
15. The difference between “puffery” and unacceptable lying

“An invaluable seminar – and not a single dull moment! If you want a life-changing experience in terms of boosting your self-confidence and negotiating skills, this is it. Marty Latz is simply fabulous.”
Marcia K. Horn, International Cancer Advocacy Network, Phoenix

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The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the mandatory continuing legal education requirement.  This activity may qualify for up to 6.00 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the state bar of Arizona, including 6.00 hour(s) of professional responsibility.  If you have any CLE questions please contact Christopher Marohn at cmarohn@asu.edu