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Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators

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MCAFM meets the last Tuesday of each month from 11:45 a.m - 1:15 p.m.  There will be NO in-person meetings until further notice.

ZOOM Cost:  Members with RSVP by noon Friday before the meeting -- $10
          Non-Members and Guests -- $15 



TUESDAY, June 25, 2024

PROGRAM:  "LGBTQ Issues in Mediation." 
Stanna Michelle Slater will discuss legal, practical, and other considerations that arise in mediation.

PRESENTER: Stanna Michelle Slater (born Jeffery Slater) has been practicing Law in Arizona since 1989. She is licensed to practice in all Arizona state courts and in the United States District Court of Arizona. Ms. Slater obtained her Juris Doctor degree in 1989 from the University of Denver College of Law, where she was a published Staff Writer on the Law Review.

Her practice is located in Scottsdale and is recognized as The Law Office of Jeffery S. Slater, P.C., which she founded in January 1999. Ms. Slater focuses her practice on civil litigation, estate-planning and public-policy advocacy for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Since launching the Law Office of Jeffery S. Slater, Ms. Slater has represented a diverse array of insurance companies, healthcare professionals, corporations (publicly traded and closely held), estates and individuals. For her achievements and ethics, she has received Distinguished recognition from MartindaleHubbell (Lawyer Peer Reviews) and Superb recognition from the Avvo legal directory. Ms. Slater is a former Chair of the Arizona State Bar’s Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI). While chairing the SOGI Committee and with support from the State Bar of Arizona (SBA), Ms. Slater launched a petition before the Arizona Supreme Court seeking to end discrimination against transgender people in all Arizona state-court proceedings. Ms. Slater also served on a special SBA task-force commissioned to bolster the lawyer ethics rule (ER8.4) which prohibits unlawful bias and prejudice against minority groups, including the Transgender Community.

Ms. Slater currently serves as the LGBTQ Liaison for the City of Scottsdale where she also serves on the Scottsdale Police Chief’s Community Engagement Group. Ms. Slater also currently serves as a Faculty Speaker for the Mayo Clinic Medical School. Ms. Slater is a former Board member of one•n•ten, an Arizona nonprofit that empowers LGBTQ youth at centers throughout Arizona.

Ms. Slater is an Honorably Discharged former Captain in the United States Army Reserve. Her military service includes several years as an artillery officer in the Arizona Army National Guard and Airborne training during which she learned to parachute and earned the coveted “Silver Wings” Parachutist Badge. In 2016, the City of Scottsdale named her a Diversity Champion. That same year, Arizona Foothills Magazine named her one of eight Women Who Move the Valley.

PLACE:  Zoom Online Workshop.  Materials will be emailed to attendees in advance of the meeting.  Continuing education certificates will be emailed following the meeting.

TIME:   noon - 1:15 p.m. (Zoom portal opens at 11:45 a.m.)

RSVP:  Click Here to RSVP

CLE:   This program may provide up to 60 minutes continuing education credit hour based upon a sixty (60) minute hour.