NOTE: This program will be live-streamed from the College of Law home page at http://www.law.arizona.edu. To watch the program online, visit the home page and click on the DOMA panel link, which will become available shortly before the program starts.
Law professors Toni Massaro and Barbara Atwood will speak on a panel with attorney Steven Phillips about the Supreme Court decisions in Windsor v. United States and Hollingsworth v. Perry and the legal implications for attorneys and same-sex couples in Arizona. The program will be of general interest to lawyers and nonlawyers and conducted in a Q-and-A format.
Professor Emerita Atwood, family law scholar, and Dean Emerita Massaro, a noted constitutional law teacher and scholar, co-authored an opinion piece titled "Gay Marriage: Let’s Talk," published by The Arizona Republic in March and have frequently commented on these cases. Their biographies are available at the law school website at www.law.arizona.edu.
Phillips, an alumnus of Arizona Law, is a Tucson attorney specializing in business and estate planning transactions and estate administration. A longtime Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, he is a frequent contributor and participant in programs of the State Bar of Arizona and the Tucson Tax Study Group, which he co-founded. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Southwest Super Lawyers.
The "Death of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act)" panel is free and open to the public. Registration is not required; seating is first-come, first-served. The panel will be streamed live on the law school's website. Up to 1.25 hours of CLE credit are available. The program is cosponsored by the University of Arizona Institute for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies.