Total Credits: 3.0 CLE, 3.0 Family Law Specialization
All family law attorneys should attend this virtual advanced level course. This year's course covers numerous topics including updates on paternity law, UCCJEA, and child support guidelines as well as new rule changes. We will also hear from the family law bench at Pima County Superior Court.
Updates from the Bar
|AdvancedFamilyLaw2021Manual.pdf (5 MB)||187 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Spousal Maintenance When You Are Middle Class and Over 50.pdf (185 KB)||6 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|QUESTIONS FROM ADVANCED FAMILY LAW CLE.pdf (122 KB)||4 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Honorable John J. Assini (Jack) John J. Assini (Jack) practiced law beginning in 1994 and was in private practice, handling family law matters, including premarital agreements, dissolutions of marriage, child support, paternity actions, spousal maintenance and parenting time issues until he was appointed to the Arizona Superior Court Pima County bench in March of 2015. He is currently assigned to a family law trial rotation. He received his BA from the University of Arizona in Elementary Education, taught 1st grade for four years, could not find a rich wife, so he returned to University of Arizona for his J.D. degree. Jack is the Past Chair of the Executive Council of Family Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona, a current board member for AZ- AFCC (Arizona- Association of Family and Conciliation Courts) and currently continues to be a member at large with the Executive Council of Family Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona. Jack was frequently appointed as a Parenting Coordinator for high conflict family law matters, and as an attorney or best interest attorney for children. Jack also practiced in the area of collaborative law and was a member of the Southern Arizona Collaborative Law Group. As a Judge Pro Tem, Jack participated in hundreds of successful settlement conferences and mediations and he continues that style and technique on the bench.
Honorable Randi Burnett has served as a commissioner of the Superior Court in Pima County since April 2021 and is currently assigned to the family law bench. Prior to joining the bench, Randi was a partner at Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana, P.C. for several years and then spent her last two years of practice at The McCarthy Law Firm. Her family law practice included a broad range of family law matters including divorce, legal separation, same-sex issues, multi-state jurisdictional issues, high conflict custody issues, grandparent visitation, minor child guardianships, child support, spousal maintenance, paternity, and appellate matters. Randi has presented at multiple legal seminars on numerous topics, including complex financial issues, ethical issues, high conflict custody concerns, and the unique concerns involving autistic children in custody matters. Outside of work, Randi enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her husband and two children.
Governor Doug Ducey appointed Alan Goodwin to Division 2 of the Arizona Superior Court in Pima County in February of 2020. Judge Goodwin has served on the Family Law Bench since April of 2020. Prior to his bench appointment, Judge Goodwin served as the Special Victims Bureau Chief in the Pima County Attorney's Office, leading a team that prosecuted cases involving child homicide, child physical abuse, child sexual abuse, internet crimes against children, sexual assault, and domestic violence. In 2016, he received the Arizona Felony Prosecutor of the Year Award and the Arizona State Bar Michael C. Cudahy Criminal Justice Award. Before coming to Pima County, Judge Goodwin worked for the State of Alaska Department of Law, worked in private practice, and served as an active duty Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force. Currently, Judge Goodwin is a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, serving as a Military Judge on the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals. Judge Goodwin graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1998.
has significant experience in all child-related issues, including step-parent adoption, grandparents' rights, parenting coordination, same-sex parenting, and guardianship/conservatorship. His practice also offers guidance with prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, complex divorce (including business valuation and complex custody and child support issues), collaborative divorce, mediation, arbitration, and court-appointed special master services. He is also a respected mediator in family law disputes and serves as a judge pro tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court. David is a Certified Family Law Specialist (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization) and a Super Lawyers honoree. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, serves on the Academy's board of governors, and chairs its Mediation Committee. He is the current chair of the State Bar of Arizona's Board of Legal Specialization Family Law Advisory Commission and an officer of the State Bar's Family Law Executive Council. David teaches Family Law and Legal Studies at Phoenix College and has been an adjunct faculty member at the Phoenix School of Law and Arizona Summit Law School. He has been practicing in Arizona for over 30 years. He received his B.S.B.A. in Business Economics (1987) from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management and his J.D. (1990) from the University of Arizona College of Law.
Honorable Greg Sakall was appointed to the Pima County Superior Court in 2017. He is currently assigned to the Civil Bench. After law school, Judge Sakall clerked for U.S. District Judges William D. Browning and Cindy K. Jorgenson. From 2004 to 2017, he was in private practice. He has also been an adjunct associate professor and is a guest lecturer at the James E. Rogers College of Law.
Education: Hillsdale College (B.A., summa cum laude, double major in Spanish & History); University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude).