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Membership Meeting and CLE - LIVE at Gainey Ranch Golf Club
Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 11:45 AM until 1:15 PM
Gainey Ranch Golf Club
7600 Gainey Club Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Registration is required before Friday, October 7, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
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Please DO NOT MAIL CHECKS FOR THE LUNCHEON. Either pay in advance on the website via credit card or bring a check or cash (exact change appreciated) to the luncheon. Note: We charge $5 MORE than what the website lists to pay by check or cash at the luncheon, even if you pre-registered.
Non-members who pay via credit card will be charged a convenience fee by our website provider ($2.00 for a charge up to $50; $3 for over $50 up to 250).
Please arrive by 11:45 to check in at the registration desk. The program begins promptly at noon.
We cannot guarantee special meal requests made after the registration deadline.
This program will NOT be recorded or live streamed.
We cannot give a credit for cancellations after the registration deadline. After the deadline, we give Gainey a guarantee, and we pay for your meal whether you attend or not.
Please register by Friday, October 7, 2022 at NOON
Michael Burg and Holly Kammerer will discuss Beecher, et al. v. Biological Resource Corporation, et al., CV2015-013391, Maricopa County Superior Court. In 2019, Michael and Holly secured a $58.5 million dollar verdict in compensatory and punitive damage for families who had donated bodies of their deceased loved ones to the Biological Resource Center. They represented the victims of a fraudulent scheme to illegally sell human body parts of their loved one’s bodies that were supposed to be donated for scientific and medical education and research. The verdict is one of the largest civil case results in Arizona history. They will go through a brief timeline of the case, discuss many of the pertinent facts that made the case into a $58.5M jury verdict, along with the various steps along the way to this ultimate success, including the appeal. The point of the presentation will be not just the actual case, but also the idea that not all cases resolve quickly and trial lawyers have to be prepared to stick with it for the long haul. It’s kind of a “never give up” presentation that follows the facts of this specific case.
Michael S. Burg is one of America’s leading trial lawyers, a best-selling author, legal expert, and founding shareholder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine. During his 43-year career, Burg has been a vigilant consumer watchdog, representing thousands of individuals. He has taken on big pharma in multiple dangerous drug mass tort cases. Burg fought against UBS for knowingly selling risky mortgages to investors, creating the blueprint for many similar actions by states, municipalities, government regulators, and other aggrieved investors. More recently, Burg filed a sweeping action against 28 California wineries to stop them from selling toxic wine contaminated with arsenic.
Holly Baer Kammerer currently focuses her practice on personal injury, products liability, and commercial litigation. She has practiced law since 1992 and has vast experience in litigation and all trial-related aspects of personal injury cases and business disputes. Ms. Kammerer joined Burg Simpson in 1996 and became a shareholder in 1999. As a senior female shareholder of the firm, for more than a decade she has developed and managed the firm’s large multi-state single event personal injury department. She is the recipient of many awards and recognition for her work. She is also active in charity work in her community.
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*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 hour towards your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0.0 hours of professional responsibility.
MEMBERS, PLEASE LOG IN TO THE WEBSITE BEFORE REGISTERING TO RECEIVE MEMBER PRICING.
When registering, please indicate your choice of REGULAR entrée or VEGAN entrée. DAIRY-FREE AND GLUTEN-FREE ENTREE; SPECIFY DAIRY-FREE IF NEEDED FOR SALAD AND DESSERT.
Regular Entrée: Pomegranate molasses chicken breast served with whipped sweet potatoes and roasted winter root vegetables,
Vegan Entrée: Butternut squash steak with herbed lentils, feta cheese & pomegranate seeds.
All meals served with a baby kale salad topped with goat cheese, dried cranberries, and candied pecans, served with Dijon vinaigrette on the side; warm rolls and butter; and chocolate raspberry tart with chocolate cream filling.
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 www.scottsdalebar.org, click on Membership Information, then Membership Categories.
2. The guest cannot be a former Scottsdale Bar member.
3. The guest cannot have attended lunch for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the guest’s name and email address, and choice of regular or vegan 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.