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Day 1
01 Apr 2020
Day 2
02 Apr 2020
Day 3
03 Apr 2020
Day 4
04 Apr 2020

Welcome Reception

Appetizers will be provided and there will be a cash bar for beverages

Welcome to the Conference

Alex Vakula, President, Western States Bar Conference

General Session

8:45—9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks Speaker: Hon Robert Butinel, Chief Justice, Arizona Supreme Court 9:00—9:15 a.m. Welcome to Scottsdale, Arizona Speaker: Governor Doug Ducey 9:15—10:15 a.m. Both Sides Now: Looking for...
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12:15 pm

Lunch on Own

Botanical Garden Tour- Optional

Botanical Gardens: Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert 90-minute Guided Tour Go deep into the Garden down the Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail, which is...
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5:00 pm

Dinner on Own

General Session

8:30—8:45 a.m. Update from the ABA Speakers: Patricia Lee Refo, 2019-2020 ABA President-Elect Alex Vakula, 2020 WSBC President 8:45—9:00 a.m. Transition Break 9:00—10:15 a.m. Deepfakes, Democracy and the Courts Speakers:...
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12:15 pm

Lunch on Own

Golf Tournament – Optional

Organizer: Richard Dibblee


Bring your ticket with you. There will be a cash bar for beverages.

Breakout Session for Large State Bars Leaders

LARGE STATE BARS (more than 10,000 members)   Moderator: Joel England, CEO/Executive Director, State Bar of Arizona

Breakout Session for Small State Bars Leaders

SMALL STATE BARS (less than 10,000 members)     Moderator: Tony Weiler, Executive Director, State Bar of North Dakota

General Session

9:30—9:45 a.m. Transition Break 9:45—10:00 a.m. Roll Call of States States: Wyoming, North Dakota, Montana 10:00—11:15 a.m. Implicit Bias in Life & the Legal Profession Speaker: Kimberly Norwood, Henry H....
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