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State Bar of Arizona Course on Professionalism (Virtual Course) - 11/07/2023

Total Credits: 4.25 CLE, 4.25 Ethics



The Course on Professionalism is a mandatory course.  In order to receive credit and be in compliance with Arizona Supreme Court Rule 34(n), you must attend and participate in the entire course.

This course explores professionalism principles and analyzes a series of professionalism hypotheticals pertinent to a lawyer's relationship with clients, judges, and other attorneys. The bulk of the seminar is presented in interactive breakout groups. New admittees to the State Bar of Arizona must complete this course within one year of being admitted to the Bar.  Space is limited for each session. 

In a profession that was designed to be adversarial in nature, it's only natural that conflicts with our colleagues, the judiciary and our clients may arise. How we resolve these conflicts reflects upon the profession as a whole. This course is designed to help restore civility and elevate the standards by which we treat all those with whom we come in contact.

The mandatory course, for all newly admitted Arizona members, satisfies the requirement under Rule 34(n), Ariz. R. Sup. Ct.

Important: Please make sure the email address we have on file for you is current. You will be emailed information about this course as we get closer to the course date. If you have not received information by November 6th, please check your spam folder or contact member services at or 602-340-7231.



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Sharon is an integral part of Stinson's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. For nearly four years, she co-chaired Stinson's Attorneys of Color Employee Resource Group where she worked to ensure attorneys of color have the resources and support needed to succeed in their practice while working in an inclusively welcoming space to foster a sense of belonging and fuel business development efforts. She served on the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and was a founding member of the firm's Phoenix Diversity and Inclusion Council.

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