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Young Lawyers Division

The Young Lawyers Division is made up of lawyers practicing across every substantive area within the defense bar. The YLD mission remains the same each year-providing its members the best professional development, quality CLE programs and networking opportunities.

The cornerstones of the Young Lawyers Division are the excellent annual Litigation Basics seminars it sponsors each year. The programming is designed to teach associates and young partners how to refine their legal skills and take their practice to a higher level.

In addition, the Young Lawyers Division sponsors a charity softball tournament every year that benefits Southwest Human Development, raising over $10,000 annually. The YLD also has their own list serve to promote communication and participation at events for the young lawyers. 

You must be an AADC member to join the YLD. To become an AADC member contact Executive Director, Doreen Myles, at or 602-743-3700 for an application or print one from the website.

2020-2021 Board of Directors

President:  Daniel Bernardone
Christian, Dichter & Sluga, P.C.

Vice President:  Kimberly Page
Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC

Secretary:  Laura Van Buren

Wieneke Law Group

Treasurer:  Evann Waschuk

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli

Past President:  Alexix Terriquez
Snell & Wilmer, LLP

Community Outreach Chair:  Nicolas Martino 
Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC

CLE Co-Director:  Ian Beck

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC

CLE Co-Director:  Anne-Grace Reule

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli

Social Media Chair:  Kara Kaplan

Gordon, Rees, Scully, Mansukhani, LLP

ASU Law Student Liaison:  Seraphim Sparrow

ASU Law J.D. Candidate

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