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Family Law Firsts Series: Essentials of Procedure and Discovery

Total Credits: 1.5 CLE

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Family Law |  Modest Means Foundations of Justice Series
Hon. Suzanne M Nicholls |  Nicholas James Brown
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Co-Sponsored by:
State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section
State Bar of Arizona, Daniel J. McAuliffe CLE Center - Phoenix, AZ



Family Law Firsts Series: Essentials of Procedure and Discovery
This introductory series is designed as a resource for new family law practitioners.  The Honorable Suzanne Nicholls, Maricopa County Superior Court and Nicholas J. Brown, The Cavanagh Law Firm PA , will provide practical guidance on The Rules of Family Law Procedure related to Disclosure and Discovery.

Topics for this session will include:

  •  Mandatory disclosures under Rules 49 and 91 (what are you required to disclose, how, and when) and drafting disclosure statements; and
  •  A brief overview of basic discovery methods (Subpoenas Duces Tecum, Depositions, Interrogatories, Requests for Admissions, and Requests for Production) and a detailed discussion of how to utilize certain discovery methods to your advantage (and how to know when not to use certain methods).

Honorable Suzanne M. Nicholls, Maricopa County Superior Court
Nicholas J. Brown, The Cavanagh Law Firm PA (Chair)



Hon. Suzanne M Nicholls Related seminars and products

Maricopa County Superior Court

Honorable Suzanne Nicholls was appointed to the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County in April 2020. She has served on the Family Court Bench since that time. Before her appointment to the bench, Hon. Nicholls served as a Deputy Public Advocate representing parents and families in dependency actions for many years. She was awarded the Arizona Public Defender Association's Outstanding Performance Award in July 2017 for her work in developing and drafting the law regarding Court Authorized Removals in dependency actions. Prior to that, Hon. Nicholls worked at the Arizona Attorney General's Office in the Child and Family Protection Division representing the Department of Child Safety, after having served many years in the Criminal Appeals Division. Her diversity of legal practice also included several years at two different private civil litigation firms spanning many areas including insurance defense, civil litigation, estate planning, and intergovernmental law. Hon. Nicholls has participated in various young attorney developmental programs through Arizona State University's Moot Court and Mock Trial programs and is a member of the Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court, Arizona Women's Lawyers Association and other associations.

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The Cavanagh Law Firm PA

Nick Brown focuses his practice on family law and domestic relations at the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Brown manages complex litigation involving interstate jurisdictional disputes, characterization and equitable division of assets, support issues, premarital agreements, and approaches child-related issues with a creative mind keeping children front and center.

Mr. Brown joined the Cavanagh Law firm after clerking for Chief Justice Scott Bales at the Arizona Supreme Court. While in law school, Mr. Brown worked with the Arizona Attorney General's Office, the U.S. Attorney's Office, and the Arizona Court of Appeals. Mr. Brown is currently the State Bar of Arizona's Young Lawyers Division President.



Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 25


Jenna C

"Very informative and great examples provided for each section."

Stuart P

"great comments and tips."

Sonia S

"Very informative and helpful tips. "

Gary R

"I have been a family law attorney for 31 years and learned new stuff."

Kyra G

"Very informative."

Yvette W

"Did a great job of giving real world examples. Explained the rules and laws thoroughly. Good slides and well informed presenters."

Desa Rae T

"It was a well presented CLE"

Jennifer S

"It was a wonderful reminder to constantly read and review the rules of family law procedures. "

Rick F

"Excellent speakers. Excellent material covered. "

Danette P

"Outline and presentation was easy to follow"


State Bar of Arizona, Daniel J. McAuliffe CLE Center

4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85016 , United States
(602) 252-4804