One of the most fundamental ethical rules is that lawyers must be competent in the provision of legal services. In this program, the speakers will discuss E.R. 1.1, the first substantive rule in the Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct. Competence at first glance seems simple: legal knowledge. The speakers will demonstrate that although the rule may seem simple, it is surprisingly complex. The speakers will also discuss how wellness may be a part of competence. There will also be an overview of E.R. 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.16 and how to apply it in your daily practice.
Jay Calhoun is the founder of The Calhoun Law Firm, PLC in Tempe, Arizona. She practices corporate, business, trademark, copyright, transactional, sports, entertainment and appellate law for small and medium sized businesses. Jay has worked extensively in matters involving intellectual property, contract, and emerging growth issues in the fashion, manufacturing, software, literary, entertainment and digital industries. She has also negotiated and structured a number of asset purchase agreements. Ms. Calhoun has written and lectured on legal topics relating primarily to lawyer wellness, electronic signatures, implicit bias and trademark issues. She is a member of the State Bar of Arizona’s Business and Appellate Sections and AWLA. More recently, her health and fitness enthusiasm has focused her topics on health and wellness and the practice of law. Jay earned her J.D. from Arizona State University, her M.A. from University of Cincinnati, and her B.A. from Spelman College. Jay is admitted to the Arizona and Federal bars.
Nancy A. Greenlee, sole practitioner, was a member of the State Bar of Arizona Ethics Committee from 2007 to 2016. She is the chair of the newly formed State Bar of Arizona Ethics Advisory Group. She is a former lawyer member of the Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct and a former Board member of the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Maricopa County Bar Association. Nancy graduated, with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1986, and worked in private practice, handling primarily plaintiff’s personal injury cases and general litigation matters including some dissolution cases. From 1990 to 1996, she served as a State Bar of Arizona staff bar counsel responsible for investigation and prosecution of matters involving violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct. After leaving the State Bar, Nancy started her own practice limited to representing lawyers in disciplinary proceedings. She was the first lawyer to devote her entire practice to lawyer discipline (and the first woman). Nancy frequently serves as a panel member for CLE seminars dealing with professional conduct and ethics. She can be reached at (602) 264-8110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*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.