CLE Seminars


Minor Guardianship CLE

This CLE will teach you the basics so you can help people seek guardianships of minor children.  Even if you don't practice in this area, please come and learn.  We would love to have you volunteer with Step Up to Justice!

Monday, November 20th   //   1:00 – 4:00 pm
Step Up to Justice   //   320 N. Commerce Park Loop, Suite 100   //   Tucson, AZ  85745

Faculty:  Anna Ceder and Denice Shepherd


  • How to petition the court for a minor guardianship
  • How to request fee waivers/deferrals
  • Service requirements
  • What happens at the hearing
  • Why Step Up to Justice needs you

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

This seminar qualifies for 3 hours of CLE credit.

Anna Ceder

Anna Ceder 

Anna Ceder began her career volunteering with Judge Bernini at Pima County Superior Court.  She went on to practice insurance defense for Farmers Insurance Company and now works for State Farm Insurance Company, Lisa A. Duran and Associates.  Anna has volunteered with Southern Arizona Legal Aid since law school and joined the Board of Directors of Step Up to Justice in late 2016.  She continues to volunteer with SALA and now brings her guardianship experience to SU2J.  Anna is committed to helping facilitate the placement of children in stable, happy homes and does this by helping people petition the court for guardianships.  

Denice Shepherd

Denice Shepherd 

Denice Shepherd has been practicing and litigating in the areas of personal injury, general civil litigation, probates, guardianships, conservatorships and elder law for more than 27 years.  She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and has served on both NAELA’s state governing board and on the board of the Arizona Fiduciaries Association (AFA).  She was named AFA’s member of the year in 2011 and 2012.  Denice is also a licensed fiduciary and has provided fiduciary services since 1999.  She has represented fiduciaries as well for most of her legal career.  She is a past member of the executive board of the Mental Health and Elder Law section of the State Bar of Arizona and has been a speaker for that section on numerous occasions.  She also frequently presents training and continuing education courses for fiduciaries through the AFA.


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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