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Membership Meeting and CLE - LIVE at Gainey Ranch Golf Club

Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 11:45 AM until 1:15 PM
Gainey Ranch Golf Club
7600 Gainey Club Drive
Scottsdale, AZ  85258

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Paige A Martin
Luncheon Meeting
Registration is required
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
Please read entire confirmation email!

Please DO NOT MAIL CHECKS FOR THE LUNCHEON. Either pay in advance on the website via credit card or bring a check or cash (exact change appreciated) to the luncheon. Note: We charge $5 MORE than what the website lists to pay by check or cash at the luncheon, even if you pre-registered.

Non-members who pay via credit card will be charged a convenience fee by our website provider ($2.00 for a charge up to $50; $3 for over $50 up to 250).

Please arrive by 11:45 to check in at the registration desk. The program begins promptly at noon.

We cannot guarantee special meal requests made after the registration deadline.

This program will NOT be recorded or live streamed.
Cancellation Policy:
We cannot give a credit for cancellations after the registration deadline. After the deadline, we give Gainey a guarantee, and we pay for your meal whether you attend or not.
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Please register by Friday, November 4, 2022 at NOON

Don Bivens left his equity partnership in Snell & Wilmer, LLP, in July 2021 to start Don Bivens, PLLC. Before joining Snell & Wilmer as a partner in 2006, Don was a name partner in the boutique litigation firm of Meyer, Hendricks & Bivens. Don is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale University. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where he was an editor of the Texas Law Review and winner of the mock trial competition. Learn more about Don at 

Staci Maret is one of the first two applicants to pass the Arizona Legal Paraprofessional test in 2021 and is among the first group of Legal Paraprofessionals to obtain a license to practice family law. Before that, Staci was a paralegal for nearly twenty years.  Staci’s clients benefit from her experience as a family law mediator and a volunteer mediator in local Justice Courts as she advocates to reach agreements outside of Court whenever possible. Learn more about Staci at 
DeShon Pullen is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona and has training in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She has completed extensive mediation training through Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and advanced training in the field of Collaborative Divorce including Full Team Protocol for Collaborative Divorce Practice. DeShon has received several community awards and recognition. DeShon graduated from the Texas Tech School of Law in 1998 and completed her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees at Arizona State University.  Learn more about DeShon at 

Stephanie D. Villalobos is the founder and President of De Novo Law, LLC. She was the first Legal Paraprofessional to be licensed by the State Bar of Arizona, and established the first Legal Paraprofessional firm in Arizona. Stephanie has been in the legal field.  She has a deep passion for advocating for people and over the years has enjoyed helping clients during a very difficult time in their lives. With this new classification in the legal world, Stephanie is excited to be able to help her family law clients in a higher capacity.  Learn more about Stephanie at

Lisa Stone is A/V rated by Martindale-Hubbell, has been named to the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and to the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. Lisa is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and is a Sustaining Member of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers. Lisa is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts having served as Arizona’s chapter president in 2005. Early in her career, Lisa was named to the inaugural class of Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Top Arizona Business Leaders Under Age 40.” Lisa has been an adjunct law professor and has taught several continuing legal education courses to attorneys, judges and paralegals.  Learn more about Lisa at  

*The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement.  This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hour towards your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0.0 hours of professional responsibility.




When registering, please indicate your choice of REGULAR entrée or VEGAN entrée.

Regular Entrée: Homemade meatloaf with haircot verts, mashed potatoes, gravy.
Vegan Entrée: Grilled vegetable Napoleon with green tomatillo sauce.
All meals served with rolls and butter, baby spinach salad with craisins, feta cheese, creamy balsamic (GF), and pumpkin pie with non-dairy whipped cream (DF).

Share the fun!  Invite a friend to experience the networking, social and educational opportunities of the Scottsdale Bar Association!  Current members may invite a prospective member to attend an upcoming lunch for free.  Here are the rules:
1.  The guest must be eligible for membership in the Scottsdale Bar Association.  See, click on Membership Information, then Membership Categories.

2.  The guest cannot be a former Scottsdale Bar member.

3.  The guest cannot have attended lunch for free in the past.

4.  The member must attend the luncheon with the guest.
5. The member must register him/herself for the luncheon, then contact Paige Martin at with the guest’s name and email address, and choice of regular or vegan meal, so that she can register the guest.  Member registration and the request for guest registration must be completed before the registration cut-off on the Friday before the luncheon, at noon.

6.  The member can only invite one guest to any luncheon.

7.  The member is responsible for following up with his/her guest after the luncheon to invite the guest to join Scottsdale Bar.

8.  The Board of Directors reserves the right to limit the number of guests attending each luncheon.