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Maricopa Membership Meeting and CLE Webinar
Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Registration is required before Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 11:30 PM
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:00 AM
Sorry, no refunds.
MARICOPA MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND CLE WEBINAR
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2021 AT NOON
AWLA MEMBERS AND THEIR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS ATTEND FOR FREE
ALL OTHERS $20
Register by Tuesday, April 27, 2021
*ETHICS CLE OFFERED
Join Kolette Butler, a lawyer and a clinical psychologist, and Donn Kessler, a retired judge from the Arizona Court of Appeals, as they discuss ways to successfully deal with stress during and after the pandemic, and suggest ways of healthy returning to a sense of normal life. They will include in the presentation meditation techniques, surge capacity, identifying and dealing with anxiety, adapting to stressors, and questioning our values and goals as we emerge from a very long year of various levels of quarantine. They will include mindfulness exercises for the audience to participate in during the program.
Kolette Butler is a native Arizonan and a licensed attorney and psychologist in the state of Arizona. She earned her JD at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU. After law school she clerked on the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One. She then took a position with a national firm working on cases for Fortune 500 companies. During her legal career, a family circumstance prompted Dr. Butler to pursue a doctorate in psychology. She earned her PsyD from Midwestern University and has a private practice focusing on forensic psychology, trauma and complex mental health issues. Dr. Butler’s practice focuses on aiding teens and adults in identifying and leveraging their strengths to get unstuck and create a life they are excited about living. She also consults with attorneys and their clients to assist with communication and managing difficult emotion. She is passionate about human behavior and helping people transition from enduring life to enjoying life. Dr. Butler is a long-time student/participant of mindfulness techniques and mindfulness is a cornerstone of her practice. She is a frequent presenter for groups such as the State Bar of Arizona and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and enjoys opportunities to share her discoveries with colleagues. Outside of work, Dr. Butler thrives on nature, being with her people, poetry and quality time with her dog. Learn more about Dr. Butler at www.verdanthope.com.
Donn Kessler is a long-time AWLA member and member of the Maricopa Chapter Luncheons Committee. Donn was a judge on the Arizona Court of Appeals from 2003 to June 2017. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU, teaching a course on mindfulness for the past five years. Prior to becoming a judge, Donn was Deputy Attorney General for the State of Hawaii, served in the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, and was an associate and later a partner or a shareholder in several firms and a staff attorney for the Arizona Supreme Court. Donn began studying Buddhism and mindfulness in the 1990s. He presented at the national 2010 Mindful Lawyer Conference in Berkeley. Donn has presented programs on meditation and mindfulness at numerous Arizona State Bar Conventions, two Arizona Judicial Conferences, the Lawyers as Peacemakers and Healers Conference, the 2013 Finding Happiness in the Law Program, and the annual meeting of federal administrative law judges in Scottsdale in 2016. Donn was a founding member and is now emeritus board member of the Mindfulness in Law Society (MILS), a national group promoting mindfulness in the law. Donn was chair for MILS’s 2018 program on Mindfulness and the Path to Lawyer Well Being in Chicago, which was cosponsored in part by the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility and the State Bar of Arizona. He has spoken to AWLA on many occasions.
*The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hour toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 1.0 hour of professional responsibility.
Sorry, no refunds for non-member cancellation.