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Five Arizona Law Alums Leading Efforts to Legally Prosecute Non-Indians

Fred Urbina ('08), Pascua Yaqui chief prosecutor; Mercedes Garcia ('11; LLM '12), assistant prosecutor; Fred Lomayesva ('90), assistant prosecutor; Johanna Shortbull ('09), juvenile justice advocate; and Wenona Benally Baldenegro (LLM '11), assistant attorney general, are leading efforts in a pilot project to prosecute non-Indians facing charges of domestic violence against Native American women of the Pascua Yaqui tribe. Read more about their work here.

Posted: 04/22/2014

Congratulations to William Ridenour ('70) on His Appointment to the Arizona Board of Regents

On March 11, 2014, Governor Brewer appointed William Ridenour ('70) to replace Anne Mariucci on the Arizona Board of Regents. Mr. Ridenour is Founder and Managing Partner of Ridenour Hienton & Lewis in Phoenix, Arizona. Arizona Law looks forward to working with Mr. Ridenour in his new capacity as a Regent.

Posted: 03/13/2014

Arizona Law Thanks Senator DeConcini ('63) for Service on Arizona Board of Regents

Former Senator Dennis DeConcini ('63) was appointed to the Arizona Board of Regents in 2006 for an 8 year term, which expired in January 2014. While on the Board, he served as vice chair of the Business and Finance Committee, and on the the Legislative Affairs Committee, the Health Affairs Committee, and the Executive Committee. The College of Law appreciates his service to the state and the University of Arizona. Governor Jan Brewer appointed Mr Ron Shoopman of Tucson as his replacement on March 11, 2014.

Posted: 03/13/2014

Ana Maria Chávez (’94) Featured in Parade Cover Story

Ana Maria Chávez (’94), CEO of the Girl Scouts, is one of three women featured in the cover story of the March 9, 2014, issue of Parade. She and former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg discuss how they were raised and how they work to empower girls. Read the article here.

Posted: 03/10/2014

Melissa Ho ('04) Receives Emerging Leadership Award at Judge Learned Hand Awards Luncheon

Melissa Ho ('04), a shareholder in the Phoenix office of Polsinelli, was one of three attorneys honored at the Judge Learned Hand Awards luncheon on March 5, 2014. Melissa received the Emerging Leadership Award, a tribute to an attorney practicing 12 years or less who has demonstrated a commitment to the values of public or community service. Read more about Melissa and the awards here and here.

Posted: 03/07/2014

Eldena Bear Don't Walk (LL.M. '13) Profiled in Indian Country Today

Eldena Bear Don't Walk (LL.M. '13) was profiled in a February 10, 2014, post on Indian Country Today. Bear Don't Walk has been an appellate judge for nearly every tribe in Montana and was the first woman to serve as chief justice of the Crow Tribe. While in private practice now, she currently serves in many judicial capacities for several tribes in Nebraska and Montana. Read the article here.

Posted: 02/10/2014