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Celebrate Black History Month

February 28, 2018 | | 07:00 - 9:00 PM

Come Join Us! As we celebrate black history month.For the calendar of events CLICK HERE


ARIZONA BLACK BAR Presents: So You Want to be a Judge - What’s Not on the Application

March 16, 2018 | One East Washington St. Suite 1900 Phoenix, AZ 85004 | 02:00 PM - 3:30 PM

In recent years there has been a growing concern regarding the lack of diversity on the bench and very few minorities have been applying for judicial vacancies. Arizona Black Bar, though this CLE, will educate attendees on how to construct a competitive application by understanding how factors outside the application impact the viability of an application.Presenters•    Frankie Jones, current Chairperson on Commission on Minorities in the Judiciary. She is the justice Court West Bureau Chief for the Maricopa county Attorney Office.•    Genene Dyer of Dyer Law Offices, is the Immediate Past President of ABB and Chairperson of the ABB Judicial Appointments Committee.



March 22, 2018 | State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th Street Suite # 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 | 02:00 - 5:00 PM

The State Bar, at its Diversity & Inclusion Conference on March 22, is offering a workshop to help attorneys develop skills to help build his/her book of business.  Workshop registration is limited.  There is a one-hour CLE offered by a national business coach, and then following the CLE, participants divide into breakout sessions to present his/her personal brand to in house counsel who will provide valuable feedback about the pitch.For more details CLICK HERE


Race Color & Citizenship

June 27, 2018 | Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, AZ | 02:00 - 5:15 PM

This panel explores a timely topic of the meaning of US citizenship.  At one point in US history, only free white persons and persons of African descent could be naturalized as US citizens.  Takoa Osaka and Bhagat Singh Thind were two individuals, one was of Japanese descent, and one was of Indian descent, but both applied for US citizenship by arguing that they were “free white persons”.  Do you know what happened??   During the first hour of the panel, we will re-enact the United Supreme Court case and remind attendees of this part of American history and why it is important to care about our rights as citizens.This panel has received the “President’s Awards”, meaning that the State Bar President has recognized its significance and encouraged members to attend.Please kindly help us with the following: We are asking for voice talents to reenact the historic supreme court case “Osaka and Thind”.  Courtesy of AAABNY, our New York affiliate, who has obtained actual transcripts and historical documents and photos.  We can reenact Osaka and Thind’s legal journey with these historical records.We have 27 roles to fill!  We need at least 20 volunteers to reenact the case and can easily use 30 volunteers.  If you can think of others that might be interested and willing to join us in this project let us know. This is a significant undertaking, and we would need at least one practice and at least one “dress rehearsal” so we can coordinate audio visual with our reading of the transcript. You will NOT need to memorize the scripts.  Bonus:You get to stay for the whole panel. The second hour will include a US citizenship test, and the third hour will discuss the merit of birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment.You can get up to six “teaching hours” CLE for helping to make this CLE a success.Will you help us??Please join us in re-enacting this piece of forgotten history.Please contact Amanda Chua (achua@gillaw.com) or Jared Leung (jleung@davismiles.com) to sign up as a volunteer.  We hope to meet for the first time in early February.   Thank you all very much!!  Amanda and Jared


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