Legal Paraprofessional Summit

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Plans are underway for the Third Annual Legal Paraprofessional Summit--LPs in Action 

DATE: February 7, 2025 

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Sponsored and hosted by The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law Legal Paraprofessional Program


SUMMARY of the 2024 LP Summit: 

  • Ethical practice and legal community standards
  • Panel of licensed LPs real-life experiences
  • Access to Justice efforts in action around the state
  • Specialized topics such as spousal maintenance, misdemeanor downstream effects, and programmatic updates 

Speakers included Arizona Supreme Court Vice Chief Justice Ann Timmer, Arizona Court of Appeals Judges Maria Elena Cruz, and Samuel Thumma, as well as representatives from the Arizona State Bar and a panel of licensed Legal Paraprofessionals.

Attendees were eligible for up to 5 CLE credits, including 3 ethics CLE credits (subject to session attendance).

Registration is currently unavailable for the 2025 LP Summit. Once a date is announced there will be the following price categories:
Early Bird: $50.00 
Student Admission: $25.00


Morning Sessions

9-9:15: Introductions and event kick off Dean Marc Miller
9:15-9:30 Keynote Speaker Vice Chief Justice Timmer
9:30-10:20 LP Panel Licensed LPs
10:20-10:30 BREAK  
10:30-12:00 Jerry Maguire Moment for the Bar Hon. Bruce Cohen


12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:00 Transition

Afternoon Session 1 Breakouts

The Ethical Challenges of being an LP Keith Swisher
The New Frontier of Spousal Maintenance Hon. Bruce Cohen
Bad Neighbors Dr. Linus Kafka
1:50-2:00 Session Break  

Afternoon Session 2 Breakouts

Access to Justice i4J Stacy Rupprecht Jane
State Bar Membership Roberta Tepper
Misdemeanors & Immigration

Matthew Green and

Katie Ruhl

2:50-3:00 Session Break  

Afternoon Session 3 Breakouts

Access to Justice in Arizona Hon. Sam Thumma
Jury Trial Trends in Arizona Sally Digges
The state of LPs–a national question Kristy Clairmont and
Keith Swisher
3:50-4:00  Session Break  

Afternoon Session 4 Closing

4:00-4:45  Arizona LPs Administrative Office
of the Court--Megan Foster and Aaron Nash
4:45-5:00 Closing Remarks Hon. Maria Elena Cruz