Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Upcoming Federalist Society events

For those of you who are an hour short on your CLE for 2008-2009, you can get a last minute hour TODAY for FREE by attending Phoenix School of Law's Federalist Society event welcoming Professor Brian Fitzpatrick who will provide a review of major cases from the October 2008 Supreme Court term. Also a good way to get started on your hours for this year.

The event is from 12-1pm at Phoenix School of Law (Central and Indian School), and lunch will be provided--although if you do not RSVP there may not be enough food.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Kasey Higgins (khiggins@ij.org; 480-557-8300) to ensure CLE materials and a certificate will be available for you. Kasey will also be able to provide directions.

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As announced last week, the Phoenix Lawyers Chapter has two exciting events coming in October, both of which will take place at the Embassy Suites hotel next to the Biltmore Shopping Center, 2630 E. Camelback Rd.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 12 - 1:30pm
Judicial Selection in Arizona, featuring Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Hurwitz and Arizona Republic Columnist Robert Robb.

This event may qualify for 1 hour Arizona CLE credit
There will be a charge for this event.

Friday, October 23, 2009, 5:30-7pm
Annual Lawyer - Student Mixer
This is our annual opportunity to hear from a member of the judiciary and to meet and mingle with members of the Bar as well as students from our three Arizona law schools. An event not to be missed!

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Don't forget about the Goldwater event on Constitution Day:

A Nation of Fifty Constitutional Republics
In an era of burgeoning federal government power, state constitutions are full of untapped potential to protect our liberties. That's why on Constitution Day, the Goldwater Institute will host a forum unveiling 50 Bright Stars: An Assessment of Each State's Constitutional Commitment to Limited Government, a complete report which reveals that nearly every state in the union has a stronger constitutional commitment to liberty and fiscal responsibility than does the federal government. Nick Dranias, director of the Goldwater Institute Center for Constitutional Government, will be joined by constitutional scholars Professor Robert Natelson and William Ruger, as well as State Representatives Frank Antenori and David Gowan, who will discuss what Arizona can do to advance principles of federalism during the Obama administration.

Thursday, September 17, 2009
5:00 p.m. Registration
5:30-7:00 p.m. Program
7:00-7:30 p.m. Reception
Goldwater Institute
500 East Coronado Road
Phoenix, Arizona
To RSVP, email Jenn Bryson at jbryson@goldwaterinstitute.org or call (602) 462-5000 x229 by 5:00 p.m. on September 15. This event is free of charge.

This event may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
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The Institute for Justice and the Goldwater Institute continue to accept applications for Staff Attorney positions

Read about the Institute for Justice's position here: http://www.ij.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=568&Itemid=195#_7

Read about the Goldwater Institute's position here: http://www.goldwaterinstitute.org/job/3667

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Registration for the Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention is now open.

The schedule and online registration are available here: http://www.fed-soc.org/events/eventid.1501/event_detail.asp

The convention takes place November 12-14 and the topic is: "The Federal Government's Economic Role in our Constitutional System." This year the Federalist Society is pleased to welcome distinguished speakers such as Justice Alito, Justice O'Connor, Judge Douglas Ginsburg, Judge Guida Calabresi, Judge Frank Easterbrook, and Senator Jeff Sessions.

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Please note new contact information for your President.

This is my final week at the Institute for Justice, so please direct future Federalist Society related inquiries to me at jenperkinsaz@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Jennifer M. Perkins, President
Federalist Society Phoenix Lawyers Chapter

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