April 15, 2017 Speakers
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, APRIL 15, 2017
The hotel is wheelchair accessible. Ample parking is available.
$20 for members
$25 for non-members (includes lunch)
*Non members are welcome to come to all meetings
Amelia Craig Cramer will talk about how the county attorney’s office works, how the cases to go to trial are chosen, when and why investigations are carried out by the county attorneys’ investigators.
After graduating from Stanford Law School, Ms. Cramer has practiced law for more than 25 years in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, and Tucson in a variety of settings including large private law firms, non-profit agencies, and the government. She has served as a leader of many non-profit and community-based agencies, including the State Bar of Arizona. She has received numerous awards for her work as a lawyer and a leader.
Ms. Cramer is currently the Chief Deputy Pima County Attorney, an appointed position she has held since 2006. Ms. Cramer’s job is to manage the largest law office in southern Arizona with more than 100 prosecutors and civil legal advisors. Ms. Cramer also is responsible for oversight of several adult and juvenile diversion programs, a Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison program, an anonymous tip-line known as 88-CRIME, and a Victim Services program through which the County Attorney’s Office provides services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at crime scenes and in the courtroom.
As Past President of the State Bar of Arizona, Ms. Cramer chaired the new Program Review Committee, which evaluated every program, service, and activity of the State Bar.
Afternoon speaker: SinC Tucson board member, Kate Steele, will talk about “Right Word, Right Place”
Bio: Kate Joy Steele retired after thirty-five years of consulting with businesses, writing, editing and teaching. Now, she is diligently working her way through a reading list compiled over forty years, and making time to play with the grandchildren, write fiction, paint, sew and learn new crafts. She has published short stories and her first novel, Fire for Hire, will be published September, 2017.