Wills for Heroes –
Who Protect Us
An overview of basic estate planning
principles and everything you need to
know to be a Wills for Heroes volunteer
One of the founding affiliates of the Wills for Heroes Foundation,
Arizona’s Wills for Heroes program started in 2004 as a pro bono
opportunity to give back to those who risk their lives on a daily basis
in the name of public safety. This seminar will teach you the basics of
drafting wills, living wills, and health care and general durable powers
of attorney to enable you to be a volunteer at a Wills for Heroes event.
You will also become familiar with HotDocs by Capsoft, the software
program that powers Wills for Heroes. We hope you join us in participating in this groundbreaking, award-winning program that is now
active in more than 20 states. Last year in Arizona alone, Wills for
Heroes volunteers prepared more than 700 wills and donated more
than 2,300 pro bono hours to our first responder community. For
more information on the program and how to join our movement,
visit http://az.willsforheroes.org. To participate in Saturday’s Wills
for Heroes program, please sign up our website.
The Arizona Wills for Heroes Steering Committee
for Legal Services
Jeffrey H. Jacobson, Jacobson Law Firm
Trisha Baggs, Quarles & Brady LLP
Denise McClain, Abbot Downing
Others to be announced
This seminar is free if you are volunteering at the
Wills for Heroes event on Saturday, June 22nd.
If you are not planning on volunteering, the regular
seminar fee will apply.
State Bar of Arizona
Young Lawyers Division
Friday, June 21
2 p.m. – 5: 15 p.m.
Ten International Tax Issues
of Which Every Tax Attorney
Should Be Aware
We will spend one hour discussing top international tax issues that
are paramount to a wide variety of tax professionals. Topics will include how jurisdiction affects international persons and transactions,
foreign tax credits, tax treaties, issues relating to proper characterization of income and much more.
Faculty: Burgess Raby, Raby Law Office
Mergers, Affiliations &
Restructurings of Tax-Exempt
This panel will discuss recent trends in tax-exempt organizations
including mergers, affiliations and restructurings and how the economy has impacted these transactions. This panel will also discuss some
tips and strategies for navigating the waters in transactions with tax-exempt organizations.
Faculty: Richard “Dick” Onsager, Onsager Werner
& Oberg PLC
Carolyn S. Sechler, CPA, Sechler CPA PC
Update on the Governor’s
Transaction Privilege Tax
Simplification Task Force
( 1 hour)
This panel will discuss the Governor’s Transaction Privilege Tax
Simplification Task Force efforts, the Task Force’s Final Report and
legislative efforts to simplify Arizona’s sales tax code.
Faculty: Michael Hunter, Director of Policy Affairs for
the Governor and Chair of Task Force
Dr. Dennis Hoffman, Professor of Economics,
Arizona State University, Chair of the
Online Retail Working Group
Patrick Irvine, Fennemore Craig PC,
Chair of the State and Local Standardization
Craig McPike, Snell & Wilmer LLP,
Chair of the Contracting Working Group
Tax Law Section
Ann M Meyer, Snell & Wilmer LLP