Sixteen attorneys from across the state have been selected to participate in the State Bar of Arizona’s 2013-14 Bar Leadership Institute (BLI).
For the seventh year in a row, the BLI will provide its participants with a nine-month leadership program that will foster their professional growth and enhance their leadership skills.
- Jason Barraza, Veridus, LLC
- Brandon Brown, Pima County Attorney’s Office
- Patrick Camunez, Solo Practitioner
- Thomas Chiang, Maricopa Public Defender’s Office
- Charity A. Collins, Goodyear City Prosecutor’s Office
- Joni Lawrence, Thermo Fluids Inc.
- Francesca Montenegro, Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP
- Nora Nuñez, Federal Public Defender’s Office
- Javier Puig, Schiffman Law Office PC
- Andrew Reilly, Office of the Attorney General
- Denise Ryan, Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community
- Brenda Sandoval, Federal Public Defender’s Office
- Laura Schiesl, Farhang & Medcoff
- Natalya Ter-Grigoryan, Tiffany & Bosco PA
- Michael Valenzuela, Office of the Attorney General
- Janina Walters, Pinal County Attorney’s Office
Bar Leadership sessions cover topics ranging from leadership, ethics and career development to conversations with judges, government attorneys, in-house counsel and executives. Participants can receive up to two years of CLE credit.
The participants were selected based on their legal and non-legal community contributions, as well as their statements of interest and qualifications. All participants must be active Bar members in good standing. The participants represent a diverse range of racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious communities, among others.
Upon completion, the BLI participants must commit to a full year of active involvement with the State Bar and/or the community.
More information on the Bar Leadership Institute is here. For more detail, contact Elena Nethers at 602-340-7393.
Here is a photo of the BLI’s recent graduates from the 2012-13 class, whom I reported on here.Follow @azatty