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2014 Legislative Update (Feb. 20, 2014)

Date: 02/20/2014

Featuring: WTLA's Legislative Team

This seminar will focus on legislation that may impact your practice and will provide a status update on where bill are in the process. Legislators have considered bills on numerous topics including family and criminal law, title 25 revisions, public notice, workers? compensation and many others along with the budget.

 

About Your Speakers

Mark Aronowitz is originally from New York, and he received his undergraduate degree
in English with a minor in History from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He took a
teaching position in Wyoming with the Teton Science School, where he taught
environmental education courses in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Mark
earned his law degree in from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon 2005. He
moved back to Wyoming and became an associate lawyer for the Spence Law Firm in
2006. Mark and his wife live south of Jackson, Wyoming.  Mark is the director of the public interest law firm Lawyers and Advocates for Wyoming (L.A.W.), and he is developing the Spence Association for Employee Rights (SAFER).  SAFER is a nonprofit public interest L.A.W. project, focusing on workplace safety and other issues effecting Wyoming’s workforce. Mark played an integral part in passing recent legislation that improved workers’ compensation benefits paid to injured workers and their families.

 

Thomas B. Jubin graduated with high distinction from Valparaiso University in 1983. A
graduate of the University of Wyoming Law School, he was a member of the Land and
Water Law Review. He and his wife, Liz Zerga, maintain a practice in Cheyenne, with an
emphasis on personal injury litigation, civil rights litigation, criminal defense and
employment litigation. A former Board Member of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers
Association, Jubin has lobbied for the Association since 1996. In 2010 WTLA presented
Tom with a special award recognizing his contributions to the organization's legislative
achievements.

 

Elizabeth Lance is an Associate Attorney with Woodhouse Roden Nethercott, LLC.
Prior to joining Woodhouse Roden Nethercott, LLC, she worked as a Senior Assistant
Public Defender and a Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of Wyoming.
Elizabeth’s work history has provided her with extensive experience in the courtroom at
both trial court and appellate court levels. Her work at the Attorney General’s Office
provided her with wide-ranging experience in appellate law, both civil and criminal. She
also gained administrative law experience by representing several state agencies and
boards, including the Department of Family Services. Elizabeth’s work at the Public
Defender’s Office provided her with extensive litigation experience where she averaged
25 court appearances per week on behalf of her clients. She has a reputation for success
having won acquittals at trial on behalf of criminal clients and negotiating favorable
outcomes for her clients.