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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:16 PM | Amanda Bynum (Administrator)

    Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice


    October 14-15, 2016  Hassayampa Inn

    Hotel Group Rate: $130 available until September 13, 2016, or until block of rooms sold out!!

    Reservations: (800) 322-1927 then press #1 for Special Room Rates Available:

    Be sure to indicate as part of the Arizona Attorney for Criminal Justice seminar.


    122 East Gurley Street; Prescott, Arizona 86301

    Direct Line:  928-778-9434

    Reservations: 800-322-1927 x 1; Fax: 928-717-0143



    AACJ membership dues must be current for member rate.

    AACJ Member - Private Practice/Contract          $275                Non-member - $375

    AACJ Member - Public Defender                               $250                  Non-member - $300

    AACJ Member - Allied Professional                         $275                  Non-member - $375


    $50 discount for every registration in private firms that send three or more lawyers, and $25 discount for every registration in public defender firms that send three or more.

    Late Registration (after October 1, 2016):       add $25

    Cancellation policy: full refund, minus $25 fee, until October 1, 2016. No refunds after October 1, 2016.

    Included in registration: Seminar Materials, Continental Breakfast, Lunch (Friday), Refreshments, Cash Bar Reception, Hospitality Suite.

    Laptop power strips will be provided in meeting room. Free wi-fi is available in hotel lobby but not in meeting room.

    Total CLE Hours: 10.25, which will include some Professional Responsibility.

    1.        Register online at with credit/debit card.

    2.        Register by mail: Send check and registration form to address below. Make check payable to AACJ.

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    Registration Fee          $__________ (Member dues must be current for Member Rate).

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    AACJ PO Box 41213 Phoenix, AZ 85080-1213 TEL (480) 812-1700 FAX (480) 812-1736

    click below for registration form:

    Fall Seminar registration form revised 8-10-16.docx

  • Friday, May 06, 2016 4:24 PM | Amanda Bynum (Administrator)

    We had 150 attendees at our Annual DUI seminar this year! Today we heard from Stephen Barnard & Gary Kula on Case Law & Legislation.  Lawrence Koplow talked about things only he can do, and Mikel Steinfeld on Prosecutorial Misconduct.  Ron Hergert gave some great ideas for AVL Technology and Chet talked about ISO and chemical testing.  Michael Harwin's presentation on collateral consequences hit on all areas of criminal defense.  Tom Dean presented on Medical Marijuana defenses in DUI cases and we wrapped it up with a presentation on felony DUIs.

     Thank you to all of our speakers and attendees!  

  • Saturday, March 19, 2016 4:50 PM | Amanda Bynum (Administrator)

    This year’s DUI seminar will absolutely be the best ever!

    Including a featured presentation on innovative defense strategies:

    “10 things Only Lawrence Koplow can do”

    (that you can do too).

    PowerPoint during voir dire

    Using GPS data to impeach law enforcement

    Getting the “I can be fair” juror stricken for cause

    Test Results v. Answers

    Debunking the officer’s personal HGN accuracy rate

    Winning the restest argument

    And. . . to present this topic, AACJ is either going to invite


    Or . . . Lawrence Koplow –If he’s available

    Either way – “it’s gonna be great.”

  • Friday, April 03, 2015 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    28th Annual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver
    May 1-2, 2015 at the Tucson Marriot, University Park

    Register at

    Speakers include:
    Ted Vosk & Chester Flaxmayer Voir Dire And Cross Examination of the Expert Demonstration
    Mike Bloom, Stephen Barnard & Gary Kula DUI Case law & legislative update
    Jeffrey Bartolino Implied Consent/Involuntary Consent Conundrum
    Linda Shely All New Ethics Game
    Mark Stoltman & James Charnesky Breath Case Demonstration: The Ins & Outs
    Mike Harwin Collateral Consequences
    Jim Nesci ELISA Screening & LC-QQQ-MS & How to Read The Reports
    Joe St. Louis & Erik Brown A Statewide Blood Update

    PLUS! Hear from your esteemed colleagues about Things that Work (or Just Might!) and Alcohol Counseling Explained!

    Qualifies for 10.5 Hours of CLE Credit including 1 hour of Ethics.

    Tucson Marriott University Park
    880 East Second Street, Tucson, AZ 85719
    Hotel Group Rate: $129 (suites $159) available until April 2, or until block of rooms sold out!!
    Reservations: on-line registration at or call 1-866-596-7897 and reference AACJ DUI Seminar and the dates

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    The Ninth Circuit decided on October 15th that Arizona’s Prop 100, which makes arrestees non-bondable if they commit a “serious offense,” violates substantive due process. A panel of the Ninth Circuit decided last year by a 2-1 vote that it is OK – this time, the court en banc found it unconstitutional by a vote of 9-2.

    In addition to the absolutely incredible work by the ACLU, AACJ filed an amicus brief (Kathy Brody, Mikel Steinfeld, Amy Kalman, and David Euchner) providing many of the details of how Prop 100 is implemented in our local courts. Although our brief is not cited in the opinion, I recognize many of the points made by Judge Fisher’s opinion as coming from our brief.

    You can read the Ninth Circuit’s opinion here.

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:00 AM | Anonymous

    Arizona Daily Star recently included an op-ed by AACJ President David Euchner entitled “The Constitution is not a loophole.” This was written in response to an article published in the same paper on September 28th by the new courtroom beat reporter Patrick McNamara, “’Not competent’ loophole frees some offenders.” In short, McNamara’s article said that people are committing offenses, being found not restorable and having their cases dismissed, and then committing new offenses, and there is nothing we can do about it. As if that was not bad enough, the Southern Arizona criminal defense community was enraged at labeling a bedrock constitutional principle as a “loophole.”

    You can read the op-ed online here.

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