Serving Justice, Serving Lunch
Wednesday, June 19 • Noon – 2 p.m.
Please join us for an exhibitor-sponsored lunch on Wednesday, at
noon. During lunch, you will hear from
our featured speakers who serve justice
and who inspire us to do the same.
The Honorable Michael P. Pollard
Judge Pollard has served on the Tucson Municipal Court bench since 1994, serving
as Associate Presiding Magistrate from 1997 – 2002. During his legal career, which
included stints in private practice, the Pima County Public Defender’s Office, the
Pima County Attorney’s Office and the Tucson City Prosecutor’s Office, as well as
his time on the bench, Judge Pollard has been involved in a variety of committees
focused on the public good. Judge Pollard was formerly the Chair of the Arizona
Supreme Court Committee on the Impact of Domestic Violence in the Courts,
and served on a national conference that formulated a Domestic Violence Bench
Card. Judge Pollard served as the co-chair of the Tucson/Pima County Homeless
Plan Implementation Task Force and currently runs Homeless Courts.
In 2009, Judge Pollard, a Vietnam War veteran, joined with other Southern Arizona
lawyers, former judges and educators to develop the Tucson Veterans Court, over
which he presided. Judge Pollard has also been a driving force behind the Regional
Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court, a collaborative effort of the Tucson City
Court, the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and community agencies.
The project provides services to those living outside the Tucson city limits and
is intended to prevent veterans living outside of the Tucson Metropolitan Area
charged with criminal offenses from falling into a life of crime by engaging them
in rehabilitation and supportive services.
In high school, Ann-Marie Alameddin volunteered at a hospital. That’s when she
first wanted to work in health care and be part of an organization that provides
essential services to the community and to people when they are most vulnerable.
Ms. Alameddin serves as in-house counsel and Director of Government Relations
with the John C. Lincoln Health Network. Ms. Alameddin participated in the
2009 Bar Leadership Institute and held leadership roles with the Phoenix Medical
Legal Partnership for Children and the Sun Health Institutional Review Board.
She was honored with the Community Outreach Award in 2009, and in 2010 was
recognized as one of the Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys by the Arizona Foundation
for Legal Services & Education.
Ignoring nay-sayers, and believing that everyone should have access to justice,
Ms. Alameddin started free legal clinics at St. Vincent De Paul and Mountain Park
Health Center. Ms. Alameddin worked with St. Vincent De Paul staff to determine
the legal needs of families, created recruitment materials, created templates to
make the pro bono work uncomplicated and partnered with law firms, including
Jennings Strouss and Gallagher and Kennedy, to provide this pro bono opportunity
to attorneys seeking to serve. Hundreds of individuals who would otherwise
have no access to legal services had the opportunity to have a top-rated lawyer
on their side.
Jeff Jacobson started his legal career as an associate in a large law firm by serving
as a prosecutor with the Pima County and United States Attorney’s Offices. Jeff
went on to found the Jacobson Law Firm, where his practice includes employment
law. Jeff is also Associate General Counsel of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers
Association (FLEOA), serving 26,000 members in 65 federal law enforcement
agencies across the United States. Jeff was honored as Prosecutor of the Year by
FLEOA’s Southern Arizona Chapter and has received other honors for his work as
Jeff is the co-founder of the Wills for Heroes Foundation, providing support and
services to eligible first responders and their families. The Wills for Heroes program began after 9/11 as a way to give back to the first responder community and
now has programs in 25 states, and has provided more than 15,000 estate planning documents for first responders. The Wills for Heroes Foundation oversees
the nationwide expansion of these programs. Jeff was named 2006 Member of the
Year by the State Bar of Arizona for his work with the Wills for Heroes program.
Mix,Mingle and Munch
Wednesday, June 19 • 5: 30 p.m. – 7: 30 p.m.
Back for a second year,
due to popular demand, is our
Mix, Mingle and Munch event.
And yes, it’s still a free event
open to all attending the
Wrap up your first day at the
Convention at this fun social
event. Co-sponsored by the
organizations below, it’s a great
chance to network, to make
new acquaintances, and to
unwind. Munchies will be
provided – you buy your drink.
Event sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona and the following fine
• Arizona Women Lawyers Association – Silver Sponsor
• Scottsdale Bar Association – Silver Sponsor
• Arizona Asian American Bar Association – Copper Sponsor
Thursday, June 20 • Noon
Join the Foundation, your colleagues and
Foundation Fellows in honoring the 2012 Walter E.
Craig Distinguished Services and the William E. Morris
Pro Bono Services Awardees. Incoming State Bar of
Arizona President Whitney Cunningham will be the
The Foundation thanks you
for your continued support
to our mission of promoting
access to justice for all