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AZ Chapter Happenings - September 2020

ALA ARIZONA Chapter Happenings

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In this issue:
Upcoming Webinars (LIVE)
Upcoming Save the Dates
Business Partner Resources for Members
Business Partner Brag

ALA Upcoming webinars (live) - only $29 each for members 

September 23, 2020 - Motivating Without Money: No-Cost Steps for Dramatically Improving Productivity and Engagement

upcoming save the dates

September 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm - September Board Meeting via zoom

September 15, 2020 at 11:45 am - Ethics, Implicit Bias and the Practice of Law

Topic: Ethics, Implicit Bias and the Practice of Law
Presented By: Ray English, Ast. Dean, Officeof Career and Employment Services
Sponsored By: Thompson Flanagan

Ethics, Implicit Bias and the Practice of Law

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.

Prior to joining the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Ray English 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 commission in the U.S. Army Reserve.  Ray received his Bachelor of Science 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 at the Appalachian School of Law.  Ray moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he was an 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 National Association of Law Placement (NALP)  Board of Directors, elected to serve on the NALP Nominating Committee and has been selected to present at the NALP Annual Education Conference on numerous occasions.

September 23, 2020 (All day) - Lemonade: A Legal Industry Event

When life gives you lemons.....New Day. New Focus. Getting Things Done. 

The last 6 months have been crazy.  The next 6 months can be different. Alan Wilson & Debbie Foster will be joined by a talented group of people that will provide insight on running today's law firm - with just the right amount of focus on health & wellness, happiness and positivity - to make the best of the rest of 2020 and get us ready for 2021.  Join us, we are all in this together!

Contact Katie Bryant for scholarship information: [email protected]

September 29, 2020 at 10:00 am - AZ Rule Changes re: Regulation of the Practice of Law

The Arizona Supreme Court approved rule changes for the regulation of the Practice of Law. These rules go into effect on January 1, 2021.

Join Lynda Shely, Esq. as she walks us through what these changes mean to the practice of law in Arizona. The attached the news release from the Arizona Supreme Court.

OCTOBER 27, 2020 at 11:45 am - Recruiting and Hiring During COVID-19

Topic: Recruiting and Hiring during COVID-19
Presented By: Panel Discussion
Sponsored By: TBD


Lesli Allen, Sonja Cotton & Associates
Sue Morton, The Morton Group
Swetal Shah, Adams & Martin Group

Many aspects of the recruiting and hiring process have changed, many have not. We will hear from our esteemed panelists on the trends, changes, and best practices for making sure your firm's hiring needs are met.

The panel will be taking questions from participants but if there are specific areas of interest, please email Carrie ([email protected]).

Check out our calendar here -

business partner resources for members

As ALA members, you know your business partners are a valuable resource. In these unprecedented times, they remain here for you and your firms. They have essential information about how to handle the impact of coronavirus on the workplace. Below are some of the ways that your business partners can assist in this ever-evolving landscape.

Please continue to check this webpage and even consider bookmarking it for easy reference as your needs arise. For more general legal management resources for COVID-19-related issues, visit the coronavirus response page.

Please visit the ALA's Business Partner Resources for COVID-19 for more information: Business Partner Resources for COVID-19


Our Arizona Chapter of ALA attributes a great deal of our success to our wonderful Business Partners. THANKS for all you do!