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Fair Housing: Practical Tips for Novel Issues

Total Credits: 3 CLE, 3.0 Real Estate Law Specialization

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Animal Law |  Modest Means Foundations of Justice Series |  Real Property
Rebekah Kaye Browder |  Rose A Daly-Rooney |  Lydia Peirce Linsmeier |  Leslie Ross
Original Program Date:
Sep 15, 2021


Discover the latest issues in fair housing law, gain practical tips for dealing with these issues, and learn about the Arizona Civil Rights Division processes and procedures for fair housing cases. Topics include:


  • Arizona Civil Rights Division (ACRD) procedures for investigating fair housing claims
    • Tips from plaintiff & defense counsel for cases with the ACRD
  • Assistance animals
  • COVID issues, including masking & access to common spaces
  • Group homes and sober living homes
  • Dwellings, i.e. what is considered a dwelling
  • Recent HUD guidance on sexual identity/orientation

Rebekah Browder, Section Chief Counsel, Arizona Civil Rights Division, Arizona Attorney General’s Office
Rose Daly-Rooney, Arizona Center for Disability Law
Lydia A. Peirce Linsmeier, Esq., Carpenter, Hazlewood, Delgado & Bolen, LLP
Leslie Ross, Unit Chief Counsel, Arizona Civil Rights Division, Arizona Attorney General’s Office

The Modest Means Project provides low-cost legal assistance to people who cannot afford the expertise of attorneys at standard rates, but who do  not qualify for free legal services due to income qualification or other restrictions. For more information about the program, and to volunteer, visit




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Section Chief Counsel

Asher McCormick

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.

Rose A Daly-Rooney Related Seminars and Products

Legal Director

Arizona Center for Disability Law

Rose Daly-Rooney is the Legal Director at the Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL). Prior to returning to the ACDL in 2015, Rose worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Arizona Attorney General’s Civil Rights Division for nine years. There, she prosecuted state law violations in employment, housing, and public accommodation discrimination laws. Before working for the Attorney General’s Office, Rose worked for the ACDL for 11 years handling employment discrimination cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act on behalf of applicants and employees. Rose has taught Disability Law at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law for over 20 years and Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law for the past three years. Rose graduated from the James E. Rogers College of Law in 1994. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. District of Arizona, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Lydia Peirce Linsmeier Related Seminars and Products

Carpenter Hazlewood Delgado & Bolen LLP

Lydia Peirce Linsmeier is a Partner in the Tempe office of Carpenter Hazlewood Delgado & Bolen LLP. Lydia began her legal career as a sole practitioner concentrating on animal and equine law. In 2011, Lydia joined a Valley firm and developed a unique practice area that is sensitive to the role of animals in a community association setting.

As part of the insurance defense practice group, Lydia successfully defends claims in both state and federal court, and the Office of Administrative Hearings. Lydia’s general counsel foundation and in-depth understanding of Arizona community association law makes her ideal for representing the interests of associations at every stage, from pre-litigation to trial.

Lydia is passionate about fair housing and disability access issues, and teaches fair housing seminars to managers, associations, and the public. Assistance and service animals are always a contentious issue, and Lydia enjoys educating associations locally and nationally on how to best implement both the spirit and law of the Fair Housing Act.

Currently serving on the Executive Committee of the State Bar of Arizona Animal Law Section, Lydia routinely teaches and writes on animal law topics, including her ‘Community Animal’ column. She spends her spare time hanging out with a variety of mutts and attempting to grow antique roses.

Leslie Ross Related Seminars and Products

Section Chief Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

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.



Overall:      4.3

Total Reviews: 9


Charles O

"The presentation was informative."

Haidyn D

"Presenters were prepared and knowledgeable on the course material."

Dana K

"The presentation and materials were comprehensive and clear."