CLE Seminars

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The Ick Factor in Divorces:
Tips on not creating it in the first place and how to deflect it

Wednesday, June 20th >  12:15 – 1:15 pm

Step Up to Justice   //   320 N Commerce Park Loop, Suite 100   //   Tucson, AZ  85745

Free for all volunteers //  $25 for non-volunteers

This CLE Seminar may qualify for 1 hour of ethics credit.

KATHLEEN A. McCARTHY is the owner of The McCarthy Law Firm, a law firm that is devoted solely to the practice of family law. Ms. McCarthy has been a lawyer for 38 years, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), is certified as a domestic relations specialist by the State Bar of Arizona, is listed in Best Lawyers in America, 1999-present (and earned the recognition as being named as the Best Lawyers’ 2010 Tucson Family Lawyer of the Year), Super Lawyers of the Southwest, 2007-pres., and in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. She is the recipient of the 2012 State Bar of Arizona Continuing Education Award for outstanding contributions to the State Bar's Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program. She is currently a member of the State Bar of Arizona Family Law Advisory Commission, which certifies family law specialists in Arizona. She served on the St. Bar CLE Committee (2009-2011). Ms. McCarthy is the former Co-Chair of the Family Law Section of the Pima County Bar Association and former President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Arizona Chapter. She is a past Chair of the Family Law Council of the State Bar of Arizona and a past President of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). She has been a guest lecturer at the Judicial College for family law judges, has written a handbook on spousal maintenance for judges and she frequently lectures and writes on family law related issues.

Family Law Fridays

Family Law Fridays

Step Up to Justice and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers have joined forces to co-sponsor a CLE seminar series called Family Law Fridays.

Friday, July 27th   //   12:15 – 2:15 pm

Step Up to Justice   //   320 N Commerce Park Loop, Suite 100   //   Tucson, AZ  85745

Faculty:  Lisa McNorton, Annalisa Moore Masunas, and Laura Belleau

Free for all volunteers  //  $50 for non-volunteers

This seminar qualifies for 2 hours of CLE credit.

CLE Faculty

Lisa McNorton

Fellow, America Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) 
State Bar Certified Specialist in Family Law

Lisa McNorton has been practicing in Family Law in Tucson, AZ since 2000. In 2016, she joined with Erin Fox to become McNorton Fox PLLC. Lisa is experienced in all aspects of family law, including preparation of prenuptial and post nuptial agreements, paternity and legal decision-making/parenting time matters, dissolution of marriage, child support, and post-decree matters. Qualified by Pima County Superior Court, she is appointed as a child’s attorney, Court Appointment.

Annalisa Moore Masunas

Annalisa Moore Masunas is a partner in the Tucson firm of MOORE, MASUNAS & MOORE, P.L.L.C., and she practices with her sister, Angela C. Moore. Annalisa is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is a certified specialist in family law. She handles divorce, parenting time and legal decision making issues, complex property and debt division, paternity, spousal maintenance, child support, post decree matters, and premarital agreements. The firm also handles estate planning matters.

Annalisa is the immediate past president of the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Annalisa is the Secretary for and past Chair of the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona (she has been on the Council since 2002, and has served as a member and in every officer position). She is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Advisory Commission. Annalisa has also been appointed by the AZ Supreme Court to the 2017 Child Support Guideline Review Committee.

Annalisa is a member of Arizona Women Lawyers Association and the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona. She serves as a Judge Pro Tem of the Pima County Superior Court, and as an attorney for minor children in various capacities. Annalisa co-chairs an annual attorney CLE program in Tucson each November (since 2006), and is a regular speaker on family law topics.

Laura Belleau

A shareholder with the firm of Karp & Weiss, Ms. Belleau practices in the areas of domestic relations and family law. Ms. Belleau has experience in every aspect of a domestic dispute, including marriage dissolution, prenuptial agreements, child custody, and support. Through her extensive experience handling complex domestic cases, Ms. Belleau has a wide range of experience working with psychological and accounting consultants. Ms. Belleau also has substantial experience in resolving cases through alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and arbitration.

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CLE Credit

The State Bar of Arizona allows your pro bono hours with Step Up to Justice to be counted as CLE credit.  For each 5 hours of pro bono service provided through an approved legal services program (up to 25 hours of service per year), you can claim 1 hour of CLE self-study credit (up to a total of 5 hours of CLE credit per year).

Pro Bono Service Verification Form