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 will have our first presentation:

  • 9:40 am: NELA Update (Amicus, Legislation, CLE Programs, Convention, membership benefits); Speakers: Colleen Goodin (NELA Membership Director, Events Manager, and Publications Editor), and Michelle Matheson
  • 10:00 am: Social media: discoverability, admissibility, what to tell your client; Speaker: Kraig Marton & Jeffrey Silence
  • 10:35 am: How to oppose motions to compel arbitration and get your day in court; Speaker: Roger McKee
  • 11:10 am: Employment restrictive covenants including non-competes, and non-solicitation agreements, and AZ Trade Secrets Act, ARS 44-401 et seq.; what’s enforceable and what isn’t: Speakers: David Kresin and David Larkin
  • 11:50 am: EEOC Update: Mary Jo Neill, EEOC Regional Attorney
  • 12:15 pm: Lunch (on-site; included)
  • 1:00 pm: EEOC Practice and Mediations for Plaintiff’s Counsel Speakers: Pat Miner, Supervisory Investigator, and Kevin Osterman, EEOC ADR Coordinator
  • 1:25 pm: ACRD Practice and Procedures; Speaker: Theresa Rassas, ACRD Chief Counsel
  • 1:45 pm: How the U.S. Dept. of Labor Wage & Hour Division can help Plaintiffs; Speaker: Janet Herold, USDOL Regional Solicitor
  • 2:10 pm ADA and Rehab Act Accommodations: What is reasonable and what is not? Speakers: Suzanne Dohrer and Rose Daly-Rooney
  • 2:40 pm: Break
  • 2:50 pm Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (effective 12-1-15) and Employment Case Discovery Protocols; Speakers: Hon. David G. Campbell, U.S. District Court, Richard Harris, Ivelisse Bonilla, Sandy Forbes
  • 3:45 pm: AZELA Annual Meeting and election of new Board

(Approved by Conv. Comm. on 2-1-16)

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AzELA is an Arizona-statewide specialty bar association of lawyers