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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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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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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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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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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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Arizona Court of Appeals clarifies Rule 35 and the limits of recording an independent medical exam.

The Arizona Court of Appeals recently decided the limits a court may and may not place on recording an independent medical examination under Rule 35.  This decision has implications for a wide range of personal injury cases.

In Clayton v. Hon. Kenworthy et al, the plaintiff, a six-year-old with significant disabilities including hearing loss and cerebral palsy, through his mother, filed a medical malpractice action alleging they were negligent in delivering him at birth.  The defendants requested a Rule 35 neurospych exam to determine his current and future cognitive abilities.  The mother agreed to the examination on the condition that …

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Leah Schachar accepted into the Bar Leadership Institute

Leah Schachar was accepted into the Bar Leadership Institute (BLI) class of 2021.  The BLI is a competitive program that strives to train the next generation of Bar members and community leaders.  Participants receive ongoing training and education, networking opportunities, and other skills aimed at increasing awareness and advocacy of the diverse communities in which they work, live and serve.  Upon graduating from BLI, participants commit to one year of service in a State Bar section, professional association, or community organization.…

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