JSH Reporter Summer 2016 - Page 32

JSHFIRMANNOUNCEMENTS 032 Steve Leach Elected As Chair-Elect for Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors JSH Partner, Steve Leach, was elected as Chair-Elect of the Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 season. Starting out as a volunteer in 2006, Mr. Leach has since ascended through various leadership positions within the Fiesta Bowl Committee. He was recognized as the “Rookie of the Year” during his first year, and later served as the Chair of the Yellow Jacket Committee for the 2010-2011 season. In 2011, he was invited to the Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors. After serving this year as Chair-Elect, Mr. Leach will be Chair of the Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 season. “The Fiesta Bowl puts on the best bowl games in college football and provides Arizona a host of top flight events that produce significant economic impact and allow the bowl to make substantial contributions to charities all over the state. The organization is built on a family of incredibly passionate and dedicated volunteers. It is an extreme honor to have the opportunity to be part of the Fiesta Bowl leadership. I’m looking forward to the challenge,“ said Mr. Leach. Chelsey Golightly Joins Fiesta Bowl Yellow Jacket Committee Chelsey Golightly has joined the Fiesta Bowl Yellow Jacket Committee. The Fiesta Bowl Committee is made up of a team of community leaders, who work with sponsors, volunteers, staff, and the Board of Directors to support the Fiesta Bowl and other events. The Fiesta Bowl produces a variety of local events, including two elite bowl games every year – the Fiesta Bowl and the Cactus Bowl. Dave Cohen and Robin Burgess, R.N. are Contributing Authors to Scottsdale Wound Management Guide, 2nd Edition Partner Dave Cohen and Legal Nurse Consultant Robin Burgess are contributing authors to the Scottsdale Wound Management Guide, 2nd Edition. With the assistance of Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans, RN, FNP, APRN-BC, a nationally recognized pressure ulcer expert, Dave and Robin composed Chapter 1, Wound Assessment: Documentation. This section identifies the problem and solution for nine possible issues of defuse claims of negligence with nursing home documentation. If you would like to purchase this book visit http://www.swmghandbook.com/ Aisha Alcaraz Selected as Diversity Legal Writing Program Scholar Aisha Alcaraz was this year’s JSH Diversity Legal Writing Program Scholar. For an entire spring semester, Ms. Alcaraz attended weekly training sessions that were designed to enhance her writing skills, teach her about the firm environment, and discuss practical tips for the practice of law. Ms. Alcaraz clerked 12 hours each week, where she completed projects assigned by her mentor attorney, Ashley Villaverde Halvorson. Ms. Halvorson mentored Ms. Alcaraz by providing feedback regarding each of her projects in an effort to improve her legal writing skills. The Diversity Legal Writing Program provides second-year law students at Arizona State University with practical clerking experience in private law firms within Maricopa County. In addition to gaining valuable clerking experience, the firm will also provide Ms. Alcaraz with a $5,000 scholarship. Heather McKinney and Raquel Gomez Pass NALA Exam JSH Sponsors AADC Softball Tournament for Southwest Human Development Congratulations to Heather McKinney and Raquel Gomez for passing the NALA exam and becoming JSH’s newest Certified Paralegals. This certification signifies that Heather and Raquel are capable of providing superior services to firms and corporations and brings our count to nine Certified Paralegals in the firm. This credential is recognized by the American Bar Association as a designation which marks a high level of professional achievement. The Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (AADC) hosted its annual softball tournament to benefit Southwest Human Development. Southwest Human Development is a charitable organization that serves thousands of families in the valley by focusing on early childhood development and providing disability services. Over $10,000 was raised and our JSH team came in 2nd place.