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September Monthly Membership Meeting And CLE Luncheon

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 11:45 AM until 1:30 PM
Gainey Ranch Golf Club
7600 Gainey Club Drive
Scottsdale, AZ  85258

Paige A Martin
Luncheon Meeting
Registration is not available online - contact the event coordinator
Payment In Advance Or At Event
RSVP DEADLINE IS NOON ON FRIDAY, September 8. In order to receive the pre-paid luncheon price of $25 for law student members/$30 for all other members/$35 for non-members, you MUST pre-pay with your credit card on the website BY THE RSVP DEADLINE. DO NOT MAIL IN CHECKS. If you make a reservation but do not pay on the website with your credit card, you must pay an additional $5 at the door ($30 for law student members/$35 for all other members/$40 non-members) by check or cash. After the registration deadline has passed, we do not take additional reservations. However, you may attend without a reservation as a walk-in, provided we have space. Capacity and spaces available are listed on the registration page. Walk-ins must pay $30 for law student members/$35 for all other members/$40 non-members, check or cash. Our capacity is limited, so we strongly recommend that you register by the deadline and prepay on the website using a credit card in order to ensure that you will have a place to sit and your requested meal.
Cancellation Policy:
If you prepay for the luncheon and cancel after the RSVP deadline of NOON on the Friday before the luncheon, we cannot provide refunds. Reservations that are not prepaid by the RSVP deadline, and are either cancelled after the RSVP deadline or “no shows,” will be billed at the at-the-door price. We are required to guarantee the number of meals to Gainey Ranch Golf Club, and we pay for those meals even if you must cancel after the RSVP deadline.
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Presented by 

  Judge Louraine Arkfeld 
Jan Dougherty, MS, RN, FAAN  Lisa M. Panahi  Hon. Louraine Arkfeld, Ret. 
 Special Projects Consultant,
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute 
General Counsel,
State Bar of Arizona 
Retired Presiding Judge,
Tempe Municipal Court 

Registration Deadline:  Friday, September 8, 2017 at NOON
 CLE Offered**

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are on the increase with the aging of America. Unfortunately, there can be an intersection between this chronic condition and Arizona’s lawyers and judges that calls for added knowledge about dementia and what to do when various scenarios present. This session will review common symptoms and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. Action steps for diagnosis, treatment and support will be outlined. Participants will review hypothetical situations and discuss possible solutions.

Jan Dougherty is a Special Projects Consultant at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a known expert and leader in crafting innovative programs to support people living with dementia and their family caregivers. As the former Director of Family & Community Services at BAI, she designed a new standard of care while also directing the Native American Outreach Program. This included raising awareness about dementia, evaluating culturally sensitive cognitive assessment, brining novel brain health programs, and identifying health disparities among Southwest tribes.  Obtaining grant funding of over $3.5 million, Jan has pioneered unique dementia programs being used in Arizona, nationally and internationally.  These programs include Dementia Care Paths and Best Practices for Dementia Care Management; Hospice Care for Dementia; and Palliative Care for Advanced Dementia. Most recently, Jan is leading the efforts in helping Tempe, Arizona to become the first “Dementia Friendly Community” in the state. These innovations have resulted in major changes in care practices. 

Lisa M. Panahi is General Counsel for the State Bar of Arizona. Prior to her position as General Counsel, Lisa served as Senior Ethics Counsel at the Bar, where she advised lawyers on compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, and regularly presented at continuing-legal-education seminars. Lisa is a member of the Arizona Supreme Court’s Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee, staff counsel to the State Bar Board of Governors’ Rules Review Committee, and a member of the American Bar Association’s Center for Professional Responsibility.  She received both her undergraduate degree and law degree from Arizona State University. During law school, she served as an extern for the Hon. Lawrence O. Anderson (Ret.) (United States District Court for the District of Arizona), and immediately following law school, worked as a public defender for the City of Tucson.  Prior to working for the State Bar, Lisa was in private practice as a partner with Heurlin Sherlock Panahi P.C., and focused primarily in business and real estate transactions and volunteer mediation.  

Judge Louraine C. Arkfeld retired from the bench after twenty-six years.  She served as the Presiding Judge for the Tempe Municipal Court from February 1994 until June 2010.  Previously, Judge Arkfeld served as a judge in the Phoenix Municipal Court for ten years, including as Assistant Presiding Judge from 1989 to 1994.  Judge Arkfeld sat on the Arizona Judicial Council and served as Chair of the Court Leadership Institute.  She also served on the Commission on Judicial Conduct including being its Vice-Chair.  She is a certified instructor for ICM courses in Fundamentals of Caseflow Management, Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts and Visioning and Strategic Planning.  She has served as the Judicial Member of the American Bar Association’s Board of Governors, Chair of the ABA Judicial Division, Chair of the ABA Commission on the American Jury Project and Chair of the ABA Senior Lawyers Division and on the Council for the ABA Section of International Law.  She currently serves on the ABA Judicial Advisory Committee to the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.  She is currently a member of the Tempe Dementia-Friendly Action Team and trained as a Dementia Friendly Champion. Judge Arkfeld served on the Arizona Supreme Court Commission on Technology from 1990-2009, including as chair from 1997 to 2000.  Judge Arkfeld has served on numerous other committees and commissions and is a past president of the Arizona Magistrates Association. In 2005 Judge Arkfeld received the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, presented by the National Center for State Courts.  Judge Arkfeld holds a B.S. in Business and a J.D. from Arizona State University.

*The State Bar of Arizona  does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement.  This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.

When you register, you will be asked to indicate your meal choice:  simply type REGULAR or VEGETARIAN.  If you require a special meal due to dietary restrictions, please type in your requirements.

REGULAR:  Crispy Chicken Parmesan with Seasonal Vegetables and Mashed Potatoes.

VEGETARIAN: Eggplant Parmesan with Seasonal Vegetables and Mashed Potatoes.

All meals served with Rolls, Heirloom Tomato Salad with Fresh Mozzarella Cheese and Pesto Vinaigrette; Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake for dessert.

Share the fun!  Invite a friend to experience the networking, social and educational opportunities of the Scottsdale Bar Association!  Current members may invite a prospective member to attend an upcoming lunch for free.  Here are the rules:

1.  The guest must be eligible for membership in the Scottsdale Bar Association.  See, click on Membership Information, then Membership Categories.

2.  The guest cannot be a former Scottsdale Bar member.

3.  The guest cannot have attended lunchfor free in the past.

4.  The member must attend the luncheon with the guest.

5. The member must register him/herself for the luncheon, then contact Paige Martin at with the guest’s name and email address, and choice of regular or vegetarian meal, so that she can register the guest.  Member registration and the request for guest registration must be completed before the registration cut-off on the Friday before the luncheon, at noon.

6.  The member can only invite one guest to any luncheon.

7.  The member is responsible for following up with his/her guest after the luncheon to invite the guest to join Scottsdale Bar.

8.  The Board of Directors reserves the right to limit the number of guests attending each luncheon.





Scottsdale Bar Association Sponsors

2018 May Luncheon Sponsor 

2017 Holiday Social Sponsor


2017 Annual Summer Social Sponsor

 Kutak Rock LLP    


*Please click on the logo to be taken to the sponsor's website.