The State Bar of
Arizona offers a
limited number of
fee waivers to assist
attorneys who are
financially unable to
attend the annual
waiver applies to
the continuing legal
only and entitles the
recipient to attend
any of the seminars
during the convention
at no cost.
Applications must be
received by Friday,
May 5, and will be
reviewed by the
tee. The application
is available at
The State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention June 14 – 16, 2017
Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson
Kick-off Luncheon Wednesday, June 14, Noon
Lunchtime Caricature Awards,
presented by cartoonist David Fitzsimmons
Meet up with your colleagues at this exhibitor-sponsored luncheon,
guaranteed to be filled with laughter, entertainment, and a recognition
of some of the most outstanding lawyers in Arizona with Board of
Governor Awards. Enjoy lunch as you watch world-renowned political
cartoonist David Fitzsimmons render engaging and impressive pen-and-ink caricatures of this year’s award recipients.
Colleagues, Cocktails and Spanish Guitar
Happy Hour Wednesday, June 14, 5: 30 p.m.–7: 30 p.m.
Attorney/musician Domingo DeGrazia and his Spanish Guitar
Band will provide a background of Spanish and classical guitar
music during this year’s Wednesday night social and networking event. We provide the venue, vibe, snacks and cash bar for
connecting with friends and colleagues and meeting new ones.
In addition to this well-known Tucson musician, there will be
trivia games and prizes.
Event sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona and the following organizations:
• Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Maricopa Chapter – Gold Sponsor
• Arizona Asian American Bar Association – Copper Sponsor
• Arizona Minority Bar Association – Copper Sponsor
• Native American Bar Association – Copper Sponsor
• Young Lawyers Division
Admission is free with your Convention registration.
State Bar of Arizona Party
Flashback to the Wicked Rad 80s
Thursday, June 15, 5:00 p.m.–7: 30 p.m.
Dig out your neon shirts and shoulder pads as the State Bar
goes retro. The 2016 Arizona Daily Star Reader’s Choice
Band of the Year “ 80’s and Gentlemen” will be playing the
most wicked hits from the 80’s, live and onstage. From rock
anthems to power ballads, New Wave and pop, the band will
let you relive those memories that were the best days of your
life! In addition to rad music and dancing, there will be
totally 80’s games, photo booth, food, cash bar, and prizes.
This is sure to be a Convention highlight. One drink and
light appetizers provided.
State Bar of Arizona Luncheon
Friday, June 16, Noon
Publish or Practice?
Join us for an interview with New York Times best-selling author
Robert Dugoni. Dive into the exciting world of legal thrillers
as this award-winning author entertains us with the twists and
turns encountered in creating legal mysteries. He will guide
us through building legal thrillers based on his lawyering
experience. Leading the interview will be Poisoned Pen owner
Barbara Peters, who will explore how the lawyer-turned-
author develops storylines in a book series, and how the same writing tips used by authors make
for better legal writing. Every lunch attendee will receive a copy of his latest book, The Trapped Girl.
We also will honor State Bar members with our annual awards presentation and recognize those who have practiced law
in the state for 50 years.
Hotel: The Westin La Paloma is the host hotel for the Convention. The nightly rate is $159 + tax;
make reservations by calling 520-742-6000 or www.starwoodmeeting.com/book/statebar2017.
Hotel rooms will be reserved on a space-available basis at the special Convention rate until May 24.
After that date, unreserved rooms will become available for general resale.
DOMINGO DEGRAZIA AND HIS
SPANISH GUITAR BAND
80’S AND GENTLEMEN
ABA Retirement Funds Program
AEI Corporation (Advanced Engineering
AHERN Insurance Brokerage
American Arbitration Association
Analyzers R Us, Inc.
Arizona Attorney Magazine
Arizona Law / University of Arizona
Arizona’s Volunteer Lawyers Program
Desert Rose Tax & Accounting
Johnson Financial Group
Konica Minolta Business Solutions
L.E.G.I. T. LLC – Legal Nurse Consulting
Legal Technology Solutions
MassMutual Greater Phoenix
Saguaro Independent Medical
Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc.
State Bar of Arizona – Member Services
Step Up to Justice
Wells Fargo Bank
Charging Lounge Sponsor
LawPay, Lanyard Sponsor
Convention Bag Sponsor
Ruby Receptionists, Bronze Sponsor
LexisNexis, Portrait Booth Sponsor
Arizona Law / University of Arizona
James E. Rogers College of Law,
Barista Coffee Cart Sponsor
ASU Law / Sandra Day O’Connor
College of Law, Wi-Fi Sponsor
Legal Technology Solutions,
Flash Drive Sponsor
Sponsored by: Tiffany & Bosco PA; Jennings Strouss; Perkins Coie; Burg Simpson; and Lerner & Rowe