Thursday, December 2, 2010

Federalist Society co-sponsoring SB 1070 panel

The Federalist Society, Phoenix Lawyers Chapter is pleased to co-sponsor a panel discussion with the Arizona Labor and Employment Relations Association and the American Constitution Society regarding the impacts of Senate Bill 1070 on Arizona Employers. The panel includes esteemed guests Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, and bill author Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State-elect.
This event may qualify for two hours of CLE credit and the ALERA has offered to extend the member price of $35 to Federalist Society guests. For more information, see the email below and you can register online here.
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Subject: SB1070: The Impact on AZ Employers

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Professional Development Program Series
SB 1070:  The Impact on Arizona Employers

Senate Bill 1070 (SB1070) was signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010. This program will center on the impact SB1070 will have on commerce and on labor and employment in Arizona and the likely impact on the businesses that engage in commerce in Arizona.

Presented by:

Mayor Phil Gordon, City of Phoenix  
Gordon was elected Mayor of Phoenix on September 9, 2003, with 72 percent of the vote. He was re-elected in September 2007, with 77 percent of the vote. In 2008, Gordon was named the Best Mayor in North America by the London-based World Mayors Project. Currently, he serves as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Task Force on Comprehensive Immigration Reform. In August 2010, Mayor Gordon was appointed to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Local Government Advisory Committee for a two-year term.  Mayor Gordon has also built a stronger international presence for global opportunities in business and investment. His recent "bridge building" business and development trips have included Dubai,Saudi Arabia, Israel, Canada, China, Japan and Mexico.


Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State-elect
Professor Kobach received his bachelor of arts degree with highest distinction from Harvard University in 1988. He graduated at the top of his class in the Harvard Government Department. In 1988, the British government awarded him a Marshall Scholarship, which took him to England for post-graduate study. In 1992 he received his doctorate in Political Science from Oxford University. In 1995 he received his J.D. from Yale Law School. While at Yale, he taught undergraduates in the Yale Political Science Department, and in 1994 he won the Prize Teaching Fellowship, an award based on student nominations and faculty review. He is Senior Counsel at the Immigration Reform Law Institute, a Washington, DC-based legal advocacy organization that represents U.S. citizens in immigration-related cases across the country.  Professor Kobach is the principal author of SB 1070.

Steven Gonzalez, Assoc. Prof./Director of Experiential Learning
Professor Gonzalez is a member of Phoenix School of Law's founding faculty.  He teaches Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Federal Indian Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Property, and is Director of Experiential Learning, including the mediation and Hybrid clinics.  He is admitted to practice in Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and U.S. District Courts for Arizona, Colorado, and the Western District of Michigan.  He served five times as an accredited consultant at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (2004-09).  He is a frequent guest on local television and talk radio.  He was a Commissioner on the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Race and Ethnic Diversity, chaired the Arizona State Bar Committee on Women and Minorities, and serves on the Maricopa County Bar Association Diversity Committee and is a member of Los Abogados, Arizona Hispanic bar association.

Moderated by:

Nicholas J. Enoch, Esq. - Lubin & Enoch, P.C.
Rose McCaffrey, Esq. - Sherman & Howard L.L.C.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phoenix School of Law - Conference Center
4041 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012 (
Map)602- 682-6800
COST: $35

If you would like to pay by check, make payable to  "ALERA" and mail to:
ALERA, c/o Miguel Rodriguez, 2600 N. Central Ave., Suite 1800, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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