Convention Guide

  • Message From
  • President, State Bar of Arizona
  • The Convention Co-Chairs
  • General Information
  • Electronic Materials

    Please note: we will not hand out written seminar materials. All registered guests will receive a link to the seminar materials prior to the convention. All seminar materials will be in PDF format, making it possible to use from your laptops, tablets or smartphones.

    All convention materials will be delivered electronically. Printed materials will not be available.

    Emergencies

    AED, CRP, First Aid and Disaster Preparedness, Demonstrations of Confrontations personel are available by dialing "11" Security office emergency line or "0" hotel operator from any Westin La Paloma house phone.

    Wireless Hotspot (WiFi) Internet Access

    Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in designated areas for attendees with wireless devices. Contact any SBA staff member for instructions on how to connect.

    Convention Registration

    Pre-registration discount: Register by Friday, June 2 to save time and money. Event tickets are “first come, first served.” Pre-registration helps ensure availability of the events you wish to attend.

    Registration: Register for the full Convention and attend all available CLE seminars and the Exhibit Hall throughout the three-day Convention.

    Or, register for one day, two days, or half days if that better fits your needs.

    Registration Fees for SBA members: Base advance full registration fee, $455. This fee entitles you to attend any available CLE seminars and the Exhibit Hall during the three-day Convention. Two days: $345; one day: $215; half-day: $145. New lawyers (those admitted to practice law after Jan. 1, 2015), $285 for full registration. Judicial registration fee: $135; law students: $55; non-lawyers: $285 for full registration. (After June 2, add an additional fee.)

    Registration deadlines: Pre-registration discounts: Register by Friday, June 2. Registrations will not be accepted at the State Bar office after 5 p.m., June 2. After that date, you must register at the Convention.

    For information, please call 602.340.7349; or email the Convention Coordinator at ContractorConvention-Kiburz@staff.azbar.org.

    Please retain a copy of your registration form for your records. As a cost-saving measure, we do not send confirmation of registration.

    Registration packets with event tickets and identification badges: Registrations prior to May 26: Available for pick-up at the State Bar office, May 30 - June 2, only. Law firms may pick up packets for all preregistered firm associates at one time if a list of pre-registered attorneys is provided 24 hours in advance of desired pickup date to the following email: ContractorConvention-Kiburz@staff.azbar.org.

    Registrations after May 27: Available for pick-up only at the Westin La Paloma, State Bar Registration Desk during convention hours.

    Your name badge is your proof of registration. Lost badge fee: $25.00.

    Registration Cancellation

    Requests for refunds are accepted in writing or by email only. All cancellations are subject to a $35 administrative fee. The Bar has no desire to retain moneys paid by members unable to attend; however, hotel guarantees and other expenses make the refund schedule necessary.

    No refunds are provided for registration or ticketed events after June 2.

    Seminar Registration Fee Waivers

    A limited number of fee waivers are available for attorneys who are financially unable to attend the Annual Convention. The fee waiver applies to the continuing legal education programs only and entitles the recipient to attend any Convention seminar at no cost.

    To apply for a waiver: Applications must be received by Friday, May 5. Complete the seminar fee waiver form or call 602.340.7203.

    Hotel Accommodations

    Rooms are reserved as-available at the Convention rate until May 24. After that date, any unreserved rooms become available for general resale.

    Reservations
    By Mail:  Send the Hotel Reservation Form (Form B, INSERT page III) directly to the Westin La Paloma. Include first night’s deposit of $159 + 13.05% tax.

    By Phone:  Call 888.627.7201

    Online:  Book online at www.starwoodmeeting.com/book/statebar2017

    Dining Options

    There will be a continental breakfast provided starting at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and beverage breaks will occur starting at 1:30 p.m. Tickets for luncheons on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday can be purchased.

    The Westin La Paloma features something for everyone. Choose from a selection of eight dining possibilities, plus convenient in-room dining service and a Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids. All of the restaurant menus offer organic options, as well as regionally responsible dishes. You’re sure to experience an unforgettable meal no matter which dining option you choose. Explore the culinary possibilities.

    Mandatory CLE

    Each attorney is responsible for maintaining a personal record of attendance for CLE credit. To assist you, a form will be provided for your personal record only of attendance at CLE programs. Do not return the form to the State Bar office.

    MCLE requirements in other states: Forms available at the SBA registration desk.

    Convention Attire

    The dress code for the convention is casual with consideration for warm weather outside, cool air conditioning inside.

    Photography

    A State Bar photographer may take photos of participants during the Convention. These photos are for SBA use only, and may appear in SBA programs, brochures, newsletters, website, publications and materials.

    Your attendance constitutes your consent for this photography and its subsequent usage.

    Westin Kids Club Discovery

    The Westin® Kids Club Discovery Room offers children from ages 3 to 12 the opportunity to play and learn, while parents enjoy the convention. Activities include arts and crafts, computers, games, storytelling and much more.

    Westin Kids Club Discovery hours:
    8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

    Make your reservations by calling the Children’s Lounge at 520.577.5888 ext. 7888.

    For additional information, please ask for Westin Kids Club Supervisor.

    Child care services for children under age 5 are also available. Ask the child care associate for details.

  • Additional Events
  • Volunteer at Wills for Heroes

    Saturday, June 17 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Volunteer as the State Bar of Arizona hosts a day-long event to provide free wills, living wills, and powers of attorney to first responders from across Pima County. Since 2005, hundreds of your colleagues have generously contributed more than 20,000 pro bono hours to provide free estate planning documents to more than 10,000 first responders in Arizona. Thanks in part to the success of Arizona’s program, Wills for Heroes is a national movement. The Wills for Heroes Foundation, started in April 2007, is a charitable non-profit organization based in Tucson dedicated to providing support and services to America’s first responders and veterans, and to assisting bar associations across the country with implementing new Wills for Heroes programs. With programs in 28 states, Wills for Heroes has helped more than 65,000 first responders.

    For information about Arizona’s Wills for Heroes program or to volunteer, please visit www.willsforheroesaz.org. For more information on the Wills for Heroes Foundation, visit www.willsforheroes.org.