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AZELA Signs Letter Opposing the Confirmation of Eric Dreiband to Be the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice

Dear Senator,

On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by
its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the
civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, and the undersigned national, state,
and local organizations, we write to express our opposition to the confirmation of Eric
Dreiband to be the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S.
Department of Justice. Mr. Dreiband – like many other individuals who have been
nominated by President Trump to lead federal offices whose missions they have challenged
and opposed during their careers – is the wrong choice for this position, and we urge you to
vote against him.

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AZELA Signs Letter Opposing Legislative Proposals to Divide the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein:
CC: Members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

We write in strong opposition to legislative proposals to divide the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, including S.276, the Judicial Administration and Improvement Act of 2017, and S. 295, the Circuit Court of Appeals Restructuring and Modernization Act

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2017 AZELA Meetings Schedule – Mark Your Calendars!

This schedule was approved by the Board at its meeting Nov. 18, 2016, at 1:30 pm. All regular membership/CLE meetings take place on Fridays at noon (unless otherwise indicated). Jaburg & Wilk, P.C. (3200 N. Central Ave., 20th Floor, Phoenix)

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2017 AzELA Convention Schedule – February 10th

AZELA Convention Schedule – February 10, 2017
The Property, 1251 West Gila Bend Highway (HWY 84), Casa Grande, AZ 85193

The Arizona Employment Lawyers Association will hold its annual convention on February 10, 2017, at The Property Conference Center in Casa Grande, Arizona. The agenda is set forth below.

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2016 AzELA Convention Schedule

2016 AZELA Convention Committee: Roger McKee (Chairperson), Sandy Forbes, Mishka Marshall, Tony Shaw, Michelle Matheson and Jarrett Haskovec (ex officio) The program will begin at 9:30 am with welcoming remarks from AZELA President Tom Rogers. Then at approx. 9:40am, we

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Frank Fanning Memorial Scholarship

The memorial fund honors employment attorney Frank Fanning. Donations to the fund will help attorneys attend the Arizona Employment Lawyers Association annual Employment Law conference. The Award Program Francis G. Fanning was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago

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2016 AzELA Membership

Dear AZELA Member:  Happy New Year!  On behalf of the AZELA Board of Directors, we hope that you had a happy and productive 2015 and will join us in membership again in 2016.  As noted on the attached membership form,

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2016 AZELA Meetings Schedule – Mark Your Calendars!

This schedule was approved by the Board at its meeting Nov. 20, 2016, at 1:30 pm.

Our final membership/CLE meeting for 2015 will be on Friday, Dec. 11.

All regular membership/CLE meetings take place on Fridays at noon (unless otherwise indicated).

Jaburg & Wilk, P.C. (3200 N. Central Ave., 20th Floor, Phoenix) has generously let us use their conference room again in 2016 for our membership/CLE meetings on the dates listed below.

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AZELA Co-Sponsoring Wage/Hour CLE with State Bar of Arizona on January 20, 2016

AZELA will be co-sponsoring a CLE seminar with the State Bar of Arizona tentatively entitled “Plaintiff’s Primer: Wage/Hour Litigation.” The program will feature experienced wage-and-hour litigators as well as representatives from the US Department of Labor. This how-to seminar will educate lawyers on the nuts and bolts of bringing and prosecuting lawsuits on behalf of employees under federal and Arizona wage-and-hour laws and will include practice-oriented presentations and materials.

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2015 AZELA Convention (February 27, 2015, Casa Grande, AZ)

2015 AZELA Convention (February 27, 2015, Casa Grande, AZ)
Convention Committee: Roger McKee, chair; Michelle Matheson, Sandy Forbes, Ed Robaina, and Dave Kresin, [Tom Rogers and Jarrett Haskovec, ex officio])

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2014 AzELA Convention and Elections

The Annual AzELA Convention was held on February 28, 2014.  The Convention featured nearly a full day of CLE on a range of topics, including model fee agreements for employment cases, overtime complaints under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employment

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AzELA Public Outreach

On October 19, 2013, as a part of AzELA’s public outreach efforts, AzELA member Denise Blommel spoke at a seminar for caregivers put on by the Arizona Myeloma Network and co-sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Ms. Blommel presented

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Amicus Brief Greene v. BVFD

On October 8, 2013, AzELA filed an amicus brief in an employment case pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The brief was submitted by Kraig Martin and Cheri McCracken, with the assistance of Roger McKee.

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