I have two sets of goals:
As an attorney:
My goal is to provide my clients with high quality, innovative, detail-oriented representation that meets their needs in the most cost-effective way possible. It is my professional responsibility to constantly improve as a writer, speaker, communicator, and thinker. To do that, I read and attend seminars on public speaking, persuasion, legal writing, and psychology. .
As a legal advocacy educator/administrator:
My goal is to provide students of all ages and backgrounds the fundamental or advanced training they need in order to become more-effective communicators. I see myself as an advocacy mentor, not as an instructor of future lawyers. My primary objective is empowering future advocates in a way that enables them to affect change in their communities and professions.
Specialties: I do not have any "specialty" as recognized by the Arizona State Bar Association.
However, my professional and academic interests include:
Small Group Communication,
Oral Argument/Moot Court,
Creative Legal Writing,
Alternative Dispute Resolution,
Psychology and Juror Decision-Making,
Small Group Communication, and
The Intersection of Communication and Behavior Psychology.