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Sally Schneider Duncan

Sally Schneider Duncan
Convergent ADR
3033 N. Central Ave, Suite 500
Phoenix, Arizona 85012

Work History
Mediator, Arbitrator, ConvergentADR (8/1/22-present); Maricopa County Superior Court Judge (June, 2004-July, 2022); Partner, Bryan Cave (2002-2004); Counsel, Bryan Cave (1999-2002); Partner, Anderson, Kill & Olick (1998-1999), Assistant Federal Public Defender (1991-1998), Associate, Lewis and Roca (1989-1991).

Mediator, Arbitrator, Discovery Dispute Master and Litigation Strategist.

Professional Licenses
Member, Arizona State Bar 1989-Present
Admitted, Federal District Court
Admitted, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona
Arizona Women Lawyers Association
Retired Member, Arizona Judges Association (Past President)

Pomona College (1985-1986) (Freshman year)
University of Arizona (BA 1985, graduated with honors, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
University of Arizona (JD 1989, Law Review)

Over 33 years of experience handling complex commercial cases including contract, environmental, construction disputes, professional discipline, regulatory compliance, insurance, real estate, employment, corporate compliance, trade secrets, and general business litigation. Served eighteen years as a state trial judge in the fourth busiest court system in the United States which required a focus on efficiency while providing a fair hearing for all parties. Conducted hundreds of trials including bench and jury trials with a docket that included complex commercial and business matters. Also presided over simple to complex tort and professional malpractice cases. Served on civil (twice), family, juvenile and criminal calendars. Appointed by the Governor through a competitive merit selection process and retained by voters in five election cycles. Conducted numerous successful settlement conferences when presiding on a civil calendar.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience
Conducted numerous successful civil settlement conferences while serving as a judge and sought out by colleges to conduct settlement conferences in cases assigned to them.

Publications And Speaking Engagements
Asked to speak routinely regarding Professional Responsibility and Trial Practice Skills; Adjunct Trial Practice Faculty, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law teaching trial practice and assisting with mock trials and guest lecturer on Professional Responsibility.

Product Type
Image of On Demand

Boundaries for Success: Nurturing Healthy Client Relationships and Establishing Realistic Expectations

Total Credits: 1.5 CLE, 1.5 Ethics

Average Rating:
Ethics |  Law Practice Management & Technology
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Feb 07, 2024
Short Description:
Explore practical techniques for setting clear expectations, effectively communicating limits, and maintaining a balance that fosters a healthy and constructive rapport with your clients.

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