Malena Acosta, Esq., from the Pima County Attorney's Office, will present "From Arrest to Post-Conviction: The Legal Support Professional's Role in Prosecuting a Criminal Case" at NALS of Tucson & So. AZ's September 20, 2012 installment of CLE After Hours at the offices of DeConcini, McDonald, Yetwin & Lacy.
More information and the event flyer can be found here. Click here to register.
Presenter's Bio: Malena Acosta is an attorney and supervisor in the Property Crimes and Arson/Explosives Units at the Pima County Attorney’s Office (PCAO). She has tried almost 60 jury trials, including homicide and capital cases. Ms. Acosta’s previous experience with the PCAO also includes work in Misdemeanors and Property/Narcotics Units. Ms. Acosta obtained her Bachelors of Science from the University of Arizona (UofA) in 1987 and has been practicing law since 2003 following her graduation from the UofA, James E. Rogers College of Law and admission to the State Bar of Arizona.
Ms. Acosta has experience teaching with the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council and to law enforcement agencies and arson investigators. She was twice awarded Arson Prosecutor of the Year by the Arizona chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) in 2008 and 2010. Ms. Acosta currently serves as President of the Arizona chapter of IAAI. She also volunteers as a board member for the Tucson Small School Project and has mentored PCAO law clerks for years.
Lawyers, judges, and legal support professionals are invited to gather for a networking Happy Hour sponsored by the Collaboration of Legal Support Associations (CLSA). This event will be held at Hacienda del Sol Terraza Garden Patio & Lounge, 5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Road (off Sunrise Dr.) in Tucson on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
This is the 3rd event for CLSA which has been a great success over the past year. CLSA started its networking Happy Hours in 2011 to enable professionals from all aspects of the legal community to meet and network in a social setting.
The group is also soliciting donations of non-perishable food items or cash donations to benefit the Tucson Community Food Bank. Door prizes will be awarded by raffle to those who donate. There will be a no host, cash bar and happy hour appetizers and drinks.
CLSA is a collaborative group of leaders from Tucson area legal industry support organizations. Its representative associations include the Tucson-Old Pueblo chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), the Southwest chapter of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA), NALS of Tucson & So. AZ, a local chapter of NALS, Inc. …the association for legal professionals (NALS), and the Tucson Paralegal Association (TPA), an affiliate of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).
CLSA’s mission is to: 1) initiate and maintain an ongoing dialogue between our Associations;
2) encourage members to promote and support the programs of CLSA’s representative associations;
3) educate members and the legal community of the value of membership in CLSA’s representative associations; and 4) encourage building relationships among our respective associations.
“CLSA is truly a unique group who wants to broaden relationships in the legal industry,” says Candy Canton, past president of ALA and Director of Administration at Mesch, Clark & Rothschild. “There is no membership fee for CLSA. It is strictly voluntary by individuals from these organizations.”
Guests do not need to be a member of a CLSA representative association but should be engaged in work of a legal nature.
For more information, please contact Candace Canton at Mesch, Clark & Rothschild, P.C., by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (520) 624-8886.
This event sponsored by CLSA: Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), Legal Marketing Association (LMA), NALS of Tucson & So. AZ (NALS) and Tucson Paralegal Association (TPA).
The event has its official kickoff ... and we haven't even donned our super-fashionable bowling shoes or picked out our bowling balls yet!
Employees and attorneys from the law firm of Mesch, Clark & Rothschild, P.C. shared this photo with us, and the news that their office has collected over $150 and a bunch of backpacks and school supplies for tonight's Bowling for Backpacks event. The firm has even sponsored a firm "team" to include a full lane of bowlers (6 people) to show their additional support for Tucson's school children.
What a gesture!! Huge thanks go out to Mesch Clark, & Rothschild's generous folks!!
If you or your firm would still like to participate, there's still time. Join us tonight at 6:30pm at Lucky Strike Bowling Center on Speedway, and we'll fit you in with the rest of the "fun bunch!"
More details about the event can be found HERE. And if you can't join, please feel free to send in a donation. All proceeds will go to benefit Tucson's school children in need from local area schools.