The Arizona Civil Rights Division (Division), a section of the Office of the Arizona Attorney General, enforces the Arizona Civil Rights Act (ACRA). The ACRA protects Arizonans from unlawful discrimination in the areas of employment, public accommodations (including disability), voting, and housing discrimination. The Division mediates, investigates, conciliates, and litigates alleged violations of the ACRA.
In this course, members of the Division will engage in an interactive discussion regarding the ACRA, current case law, the administrative investigatory process, and current case trends.
Rebekah Browder, Section Chief Counsel, Arizona Civil Rights Division, Arizona Attorney General’s Office
Leslie Ross, Unit Chief Counsel, Arizona Civil Rights Division, Arizona Attorney General’s Office
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is Section Chief Counsel for the Arizona Civil Rights Division at the Office of the Attorney General, where she oversees civil rights investigations and litigations on behalf of the Attorney General in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodations, and voting. She participates in outreach to educate members of the public about state and federal civil rights laws. She is Executive Director of the Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board and an appointed member of the Arizona Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Before working in civil rights, Rebekah successfully prosecuted over 50 jury trials as a Deputy County Attorney with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office and as Assistant City Prosecutor with the City of Scottsdale. When Rebekah is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four-year-old twins.
Leslie Ross is Section Chief Counsel for the Arizona Civil Rights Division (ACRD) at the Office of the Attorney General. Leslie oversees the ACRD's conflict resolution program and civil rights investigations and enforces the Arizona Civil Rights Act, the Arizona Fair Housing Act, and the Arizonans with Disabilities Act through conciliation and litigation. Leslie has devoted her legal career to protecting Arizonans through civil rights enforcement. Prior to joining the Attorney General's Office as Unit Chief Counsel, Leslie represented some of Arizona's largest state agencies and litigated alleged civil rights violations in state and federal court in private practice and as an AAG in the Civil Rights Division. When she is not protecting the rights of Arizona citizens, Leslie enjoys reconnecting with nature by exploring Arizona and camping with her daughter.