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Ethics Café Series: ER 3.5, 3.7, & 3.9

Total Credits: 1 CLE, 1 Ethics

Average Rating:
Nancy A Greenlee |  Suzanne J Reed |  Sarah Elizabeth Epperson
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Mar 07, 2023
Co-Sponsored by:
State Bar of Arizona's Ethics Advisory Group


A bimonthly ethics update.  This month faculty will discuss the following ER's: 

Sarah Epperson, State Bar of Arizona
Nancy Greenlee, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Suzanne Reed, Supreme Court of Arizona



Nancy A Greenlee Related Seminars and Products

Nancy Greenlee, sole practitioner, was a member of the State Bar of Arizona Ethics Committee from 2007 to 2016. She is the chair of the 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. 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

Suzanne J Reed Related Seminars and Products

Staff Attorney

Supreme Court of Arizona

is a native Phoenician who earned a bachelor's degree in Communication and Political Science at Boston College. After college, Suzanne joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and served as a juvenile sentencing advocate in San Francisco. In 2007, Suzanne graduated from the James E. Rogers College of Law. From 2007 to 2013, Suzanne was a prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, where she handled juvenile and criminal cases. From 2013 to 2019, Suzanne was an administrative law judge at the Executive Hearing Office of the Arizona Department of Transportation. During this time, Suzanne also was a judge pro tempore for Maricopa County. In December 2019, she joined the Staff Attorneys Office at the Arizona Supreme Court. As a Staff Attorney, Suzanne specializes in admission and discipline matters, rule-related matters, elections, juvenile cases, and general civil and criminal cases. Since 2019, Suzanne has been a member of the State Bar's Ethics Advisory Group. Suzanne is also a member of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association and Maricopa County Bar Association and is actively involved in Fresh Start Women's Foundation, Sojourner Center, and Valley Leadership.

Sarah Elizabeth Epperson Related Seminars and Products

Ethics Counsel

State Bar of Arizona

Sarah Epperson is Ethics Counsel for the State Bar of Arizona, where she advises lawyers through the Ethics Hotline, presents ethics-related CLE programs, acts as legal advisor to the Fee Arbitration Program, serves on the Ethics Advisory Group, and acts as liaison to the Arizona Supreme Court's Attorney Ethics Advisory Committee. Sarah is an Arizona native who earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Arizona, summa cum laude, and her J.D. from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law. After earning her law degree, Sarah served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Virginia C. Kelly of the Arizona Court Of Appeals, Division II. Prior to assuming the role of Ethics Counsel, Sarah enjoyed a varied career in private practice, with experience in civil and commercial litigation, estate controversies, insurance defense, and civil appeals. She was honored as a Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2020 to 2022 and was listed with the Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch in both 2021 and 2022. Sarah is admitted to practice in Arizona and the U.S. District Court for the State of Arizona and is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility, and the Arizona Women Lawyers Association. When not in the office, Sarah can be found reading in the Arizona sunshine, planning her next international adventure, or cheering on the Arizona Diamondbacks.



Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 56


Nicole S

"Very thorough & informative."

Kathi S

"useful information"

Jill H

"Clear and concise information with no extra fluff!"

Jennifer P

"I appreciated the handout and the discussion about how the ER's related to cases. "

Allyson B

"Very informative "

Alexus A

"This was very helpful and applicable."

J Michael L

"Interested in Ethics Rule 3.5"

Frank W

"Very insightful and practical discussion of ER 3.5, 3.7, and 3.9"

Eric S

"There's a full covering of the actual ethics rules in focus, with sufficient precedent and other support to illuminate the rule and why it exists to support conduct that is both fair and also transparently appears fair."

Damien M

"Very informed faculty and excellent hypotheticals."