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Oct15

Jessica Kokal presented a course on Unconscious Bias at the State Bar of Arizona’s 2021 Annual Workers’ Compensation Program.

On October 15, 2021, Jessica Kokal presented an hour-long course on Unconscious Bias at the State Bar of Arizona’s 2021 Annual Workers’ Compensation Program. The presentation helped introduce the idea of unconscious bias, the many ways in which it can present, and its application in the legal field and specific to workers’ compensation, including as implicated by the examination of witnesses and experts, communication to the trier of fact, and even in the earliest stages of claims handling when the facts germane to the litigation are developed.  One attendee wrote in the evaluation form:  My greatest praise and acclaim go …

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Aug31

Leanne Hay and Kelley Jancaitis organize legal clinic for the LGBTQ+ community

On August 28, 2021, the firm hosted a pro bono Name Change Clinic to assist members of the LGBTQ+ community in obtaining legal name changes that more accurately reflect their gender identity. Attorneys Leanne Hay and Kelley Jancaitis organized the event, which included training other attorneys on the law and procedure of a legal name change and meeting with clients to prepare the necessary paperwork and counsel them on the process. Thanks to our volunteers, the firm helped eleven clients begin the name change process.…

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Jul1

Alicyn Freeman presented at the Arizona State Bar Insurance Law Symposium on insurance coverage for auto transportation network and peer-to-peer company services

On May 21, 2021, Alicyn Freeman presented a CLE on the topic of automobile insurance coverage for transportation network company services (i.e. Uber/Lyft), delivery services (i.e. Deliv/Amazon Flex) and peer to peer car sharing (i.e. Turo).  The presentation reviewed the enforceability of exclusions for these activities for liability coverage, underinsured motorist coverage and uninsured motorist coverage.  The presentation also reviewed the newly passed Arizona legislation, SB 1720, regarding insurance coverage for peer to peer car sharing.…

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Jun29

Kelley Jancaitis presents CLE on the civil procedural rules as a necessary component of competent and ethical legal representation

On June 29, 2021, Kelley Jancaitis presented an in-house continuing legal education seminar, According to the Rule, emphasizing the importance of knowing and following the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure in the course of providing competent and ethical legal representation.  The presentation reviewed common misconceptions regarding the content and application of certain civil rules, provided an update on recent appellate opinions interpreting rules, and provided guidance to our attorneys on how the civil rules can be used to effectively advocate for efficient and just resolution of legal issues, particularly in the absence of controlling legal authority on an issue.…

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Jun15

Don Wilson and Jessica Kokal achieved an outstanding outcome for their client

Following a two-day hearing before the Presiding Disciplinary Judge and panel members, Don Wilson and Jessica Kokal achieved a significant reduction in the proposed sanctions against their client, far exceeding the best settlement offer made in litigation.  The best prior offer was a long-term suspension and ultimately Mr. Wilson and Ms. Kokal were able to obtain a reprimand only on their client’s behalf.…

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Jan13

BOWW sponsoring Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The firm is proud to announce it has sponsored JIOP, the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program.  JIOP is an ABA section of the litigation program that, for over 20 years now, has been placing diverse students from around the country in judicial internships in participating states.  This program is highly-competitive, involving students at the top of their class from all over the country, many of whom have gone on to become federal judges themselves. Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson is proud to support these students as they gain invaluable experience at the start of their legal career.…

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Nov11

Don Wilson accepted to the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

The Firm is proud to announce that Don Wilson was nominated and accepted to the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, the professional trade association of vetted and premier defense and corporate counsel and industry executives.  The mission of the FDCC is to advance and sustain an equitable civil justice system now, and for future generations, through a community of trusted, leading and innovative industry legal professional by advancing the principles of integrity, professionalism, fair civil justice, intellectual capital, and fostering the trust and value of fellowship.…

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Oct14

Don Wilson invited to speak at Arizona State Bar seminar titled “Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls.”

Don Wilson has been invited to present at a seminar on January 21, 2021 held by the Arizona State Bar.  The seminar is titled “Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls.”  Mr. Wilson, who defends lawyers in malpractice and discipline matters, will be talking about avoiding malpractice and defense to discipline complaints.  Other invited speakers include Justice Ann Scott Timmer, Vice Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, and Maret Vessella, Chief Bar Counsel for Lawyer Regulation.…

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