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Judge Song Ong ('78) Honored with National Award for Contributions to Judicial Education

The Honorable Roxanne Song Ong ('78),  Presiding Judge of the Phoenix Municipal Court, received the 2014 Judge Bob Jones Memorial Award on October 7, 2014, at the annual conference of the American Judges Association (AJA). This award recognizes significant contributions to Judicial Education by a member of AJA. She is the first Asian woman judge in the State of Arizona and the first woman and minority to become Phoenix’s top judge. Read more about Judge Song On and the award here.

Posted: 10/29/2014

Raul H. Castro ('49) Honored by Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

On October 18, 2014, former Arizona governor Raul H. Castro ('49) received the Legacy Award from the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at their 25th Anniversary Noche de Exitos and Bi-National Awards event. This award goes to iconic individuals who have been strong advocates for the Hispanic community; have increased awareness and understanding among the broader community of the importance and value of our region’s bicultural and bilingual heritage and future; and are recognized community leaders with a long-standing record of community service, volunteerism and generosity on behalf of the southern Arizona Hispanic community. Governor Castro is the only former Arizona governor of Hispanic descent. Read more about the award here and here.

Posted: 10/21/2014

Jill Kappus Shaw (SJD ’12) co-authors new book with Prof. Tatum

Every day, somewhere in the United States, a battle rages over one of America’s National Parks, Forests, or Monuments. Vacationers seek to camp, climb, and snowmobile. Environmentalists seek to protect critical habitats, and American Indians seek access to their sacred places. The battles spill across the boardroom and the courtroom, as the managers of these federal public lands struggle to balance the competing demands.

Arizona Law Professor and IPLP Director Melissa Tatum and co-author Jill Kappus Shaw (SJD ’12) take readers on a journey through several pivotal disputes providing a fascinating insight into the relationship between negotiation and litigation, and the strategies used by the various stakeholders in their quest for success.

More information about Law, Culture, & Environment is available at the Carolina Academic Press website.

Posted: 07/03/2014

Sheila Gholkar ('13) named 2014-2015 Borchard Fellow

Sheila Gholkar ('13) has been named a 2014-15 Borchard Fellow at Greater Boston Legal Services. As a Borchard Fellow, Sheila will focus on elder abuse issues, one of the missions of  The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging. More information is available at the Borchard Foundation website.

Posted: 06/23/2014

Stefan M. Palys ('06) elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF)

Stefan M. Palys ('06), an attorney in the Phoenix office of Stinson Leonard Street LLP, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. More information is available at the Stinson Leonard Street website.  

Posted: 06/23/2014

James Patrick Shea ('82) Named American Bankruptcy Institute President-Elect

James Patrick Shea ('82), a partner in Armstrong Teasdale's Financial and Real Estate Services practice group, was named American Bankruptcy Institute President-Elect. His one-year term as ABI President will begin at ABI's 2015 Annual Spring Meeting next April.

More information is available from the ABI Newsroom and the Armstrong Teasdale press release

 

Posted: 06/06/2014

Shijie Feng ('12) Elected to PCBA Board

Shijie Feng ('12) was elected to the board of the Pima County Bar Association starting June 1, 2014. Shijie is an Associate in the Tucson office of DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, PC. More information is available at the DMYL website.

Posted: 06/06/2014

Scott Simonson ('09) named Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona

Scott Simonson ('09) is a 2014 recipient of the Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona award from the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education (AZFLSE). The Southern Arizona Legal Aid Volunteer Lawyers Program nominated Scott for the award. Scott is an attorney in the Commercial Litigation Group in the Tucson office of Quarles & Brady LLP and will be recognized at the State Bar of Arizona’s Annual Convention held this year in Tucson June 11-13. More information available at Inside Tucson Business.

Posted: 05/30/2014

Nicole France Stanton ('00) named one of Phoenix Business Journal's 2014 Most Admired Leaders

Nicole France Stanton ('00) was named one of the 25 Most Admired Leaders of 2014 by the Phoenix Business Journal. More information available at Phoenix Business Journal.

Posted: 05/30/2014

Congratulations to Rosemary Marquez ('93) on her Confirmation to the US District Court for Arizona

On May 15, 2014, the United States Senate voted to confirm Rosemary Marquez ('93) to the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. Ms. Marquez worked as a county legal defender and federal public defender before entering private practice. The Senate also confirmed these five nominees for the District of Arizona: Diane Humetewa, Steven Paul Logan, John Joseph Tuchi, Douglas L. Rayes, and James Alan Soto. More information is available at the Arizona Daily Star.

Posted: 05/30/2014

Congratulations to Joan Wagener ('87) on Her Appointment to the Pima County Superior Court

On May 13, 2014, Governor Brewer appointed Joan Wagener ('87)  to the Pima County Superior Court to to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Ted Borek ('72).

“Joan possesses more than 25 years of legal experience in Arizona, including serving for more than a decade as a Court Commissioner,” said Governor Jan Brewer. “Her extensive judicial background, in addition to her years in private practice, will be a valuable asset to the court and the citizens of Pima County.”

The full Press Release is available at Governor Brewer's website and KVOA news. 

 

Posted: 05/13/2014