20th Anniversary Celebration of the William D. Browning Tucson Chapter

The William D. Browning Tucson Chapter was proud to host its 20th Anniversary Celebration on June 9, 2016. The event began with The Legends, a 2-hour CLE presentation featuring practitioners Bruce Heurlin, Burt Kinerk, and Grace McIlvain, and moderated by retired Arizona Supreme Court Justice Stanley Feldman. We followed with an awards presentation in which we awarded the inaugural Nancy Fiora Professionalism Award to Jesse Figueroa, and awarded the Frederick Kay Award for Distinguished Service to the District of Arizona to Bruce Heurlin. The event concluded with a cocktail reception honoring all of our past presidents. We were pleased to have nine of the past presidents in attendance, and the entire event was well-attended and enjoyed by all.


(l to r) The Legends - Hon. Stanley Feldman, Grace McIlvain, Bruce Heurlin, and Burt Kinerk


(l to r) The Legends – Hon. Stanley Feldman, Grace McIlvain, Bruce Heurlin, and Burt Kinerk


Tucson Chapter President Angela Woolridge presents the Nancy Fiora Professionalism Award to Jesse Figueroa


Jesse Figueroa, recipient of the Nancy Fiora Professionalism Award


Fred Kay and Dee-Dee Samet present the Frederick Kay Award for Distinguished Service to the District of Arizona to Bruce Heurlin


(l to r) Bruce Heurlin recipient of the Frederick Kay Award for Distinguished Service to the District of Arizona and Fred Kay


Attendees enjoying the Past Presidents Reception


Attendees enjoying the Past Presidents Reception


Attendees enjoying the Past Presidents Reception


List of Tucson Chapter Past Presidents

Big Brothers Big Sisters Day at Court

The William D. Browning Tucson Chapter was proud to collaborate with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Tucson to host the first Big Brothers Big Sisters Day at Court, held on October 14 at the Tucson Federal Courthouse. The “Littles” – ages 8 and up – along with their “Bigs,” met with District Court Judge Jennifer Zipps, toured the courthouse, observed part of a criminal jury trial, and attended a presentation by the US Marshal’s Service. All who attended enjoyed the event, and plans are underway to make this an annual collaboration.

Last Chance for Ethics

On June 10, 2015, the William D. Browning Tucson Chapter hosted its "Last Chance for Ethics" CLE program at the Evo A. DeConcini U.S. Courthouse in Tucson, AZ. The program featured a panel discussion of a host of current issues in legal ethics.

Speakers included:
Pat Sallen
Director of Special Services and Ethics, Deputy General Counsel, State Bar of Arizona
Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer
Arizona Supreme Court
Chief Administrative Law Judge Peter J. Baum
Tucson Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Paul D. Bennett
Clinical Professor of Law, Co-Director of the Child and Family Law Clinic, James E. Rodgers College of Law, University of Arizona
Elizabeth S. Fella
Partner, Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Group, Quarles & Brady LLP


Program materials are available for download below.

2015 Criminal Law Seminar

On April10, 2015, the William D. Browning Tucson Chapter presented its Annual Criminal Law Seminar: "Release, Supervision & Revocation". The seminar covered new approaches to reducing recidivism, supervision initiatives in the District of Arizona, the revocation process, as well as updates on pretrial services and the new STEP Program. The seminar concluded with a panel discussion on "Where We Are Now and Possible Changes Moving Forward."

Speakers included:

  • Chief District Judge Casey Rodgers
  • Anthony Castellano, Chief Probation Officer, from the Northern District of Florida
  • Supervisory U.S. Probation Officer Guillermo Pena
  • U.S. Probation Officer Roger Robertson
  • Chief U.S. Pretrial Services Officer David Martin
  • Supervisory U.S. Pretrial Services Officer Suzette Frisby

The materials from the Annual Criminal Law Seminar available for download below.

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Annual Criminal Law Seminar Materials

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