MICHAEL ALLAN YARNELL
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MICHAEL ALLAN YARNELL
Curriculum Vita
April, 2007

Work Experience
Expertise
Qualifications
Publications
Legal Education Courses
Other Interests
Qualifications

Academic Degrees

  • Masters in Education, E-education: University of Phoenix, January, 2004
  • Juris Doctor, With Honors: University of Illinois, April, 1971
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Management: Arizona State University, May, 1967

Professional Committees

  • Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Continuing Judicial Education and Training (COJET) - 2008-09
  • Maricopa County Superior Court Technology Committee, co-chair, 2001-2005
  • Maricopa County Superior Court Civil Department Education Committee, chair, 2003-2005
  • State Bar of Arizona Continuing Legal Education Committee, member, 1998-2004
  • State Bar of Arizona Professional Responsibility Committee (Ethics), member, 1995-2000

Current Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona – Bar Number 002737, admitted April 3, 1971
  • American Bar Association – member since 1971
  • Maricopa County Bar Association – member since 1971
  • American Judges Association – member
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona – admitted May 10, 1971
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit – admitted July 17, 1975
  • United States Supreme Court – admitted September 19, 1975
  • Lorna Lockwood Inn of Court – current member and past president
  • Arizona Woman's Lawyer Association – member since 1997
  • Arizona Bar Foundation – fellow since 1978

Various Professional Courses and Certifications

  • AALS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, January, 2010.
  • American Arbitration Association, Complex Commercial Arbitration, 2010.
  • Externships 5 conference, Miami, 2009.
  • AALS Annual Meeting, San Diego, January, 2009.
  • Clinical Law Teachers Conference (CLEA), Tucson, 2008.
  • Externships 4 conference, Seattle, 2008.
  • American Association of Law Schools (AALS) New Law Teachers Conference, New Orleans, January, 2007.
  • Distance Learning Workshop, The National Judicial College, March 5 - 9, 2007, Reno, Nevada.
  • Jury Management Course, National Center For State Courts, Institute For Court Management, September 28 - 30, 2005, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Arbitrator I Workshop, American Arbitration Association, April 6-7, 2005, Providence, Rhode Island.
  • Science for Judges V, Brooklyn Law School, Center for Health, Science and Public Policy, April 1 - 2, 2005, Brooklyn, New York.
  • Distance Learning: A Faculty Development Workshop For Judicial Educators, The National Judicial College, February 28 - March 4, 2005, Reno, Nevada.
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) faculty training – NITA, Boulder Colorado, June, 2004.
  • Court Technology and Information Management – National Center for State Courts – Institute For Court Management – February 10-12, 2004.
  • The Rule of Law and Justice – American Academy of Judicial Education – January 10-15, 2004.
  • Mediation For Judges – American Bar Association – Dispute Resolution Section and Judicial Division – November 11-15, 2002.
  • Managing Trials Effectively – Superior Court Of Arizona In Maricopa County – July 31 - August 2, 2000.
  • Arizona/Southwest Conference on Genetics in the Courtroom – Arizona Supreme Court and the Einstein Institute for Science, Health & the Courts – February 8-11, 2000.
  • Financial Statements in The Courtroom – The National Judicial College – November 7-9, 2001.
  • Economic Institute for State Judges – Law and Organizational Economics Center – November 13-19, 1999 and December 11-18, 1999.
  • Practical Aspects Of Substance Abuse Issues In Criminal Cases – The National Judicial College – August 17-22, 1997.
  • Orientation For General Jurisdiction Judges – Arizona Judicial College, Arizona Supreme Court – January, 1992.
  • Quartermaster Officer School, U.S. Army, Fort Lee, Virginia: Fall, 1971.

Academic and Professional Honors

  • Board of Directors, INFILAW Award, Externship Program, 2009
  • Special Appreciation Award, Seminar on Arizona Civil Disclosure Rules – Largest Seminar Ever – State Bar Of Arizona – May 1, 1992.
  • Appreciation Award, Five Years Service on The Committee On Rules Of Professional Conduct – June, 2000.
  • State Bar of Arizona Outstanding Contribution To Continuing Legal Education Award, 1988.
  • Order of the Coif, University of Illinois Law School, April 1971.
  • Graduated 6th in law school class, April 1971.
  • Projects Editor, University of Illinois Law Review; 1970.
  • Phi Kappa Phi, University of Illinois Chapter, Elected November, 1969.
  • How's Who In America, listed for many years

Other Honors and Activities

  • Member, current Co–President 2011–2012, and Past Co&ndash:President, Lorna Lockwood Inn of Court. See www.innsofcourt.org
  • Member and Past Commodore, Arizona Yacht Club. See www.arizonayachtclub.org
  • Past Co-chair, Legal Community Builds A Habitat House, 1999 and 2000. See www.habitataz.org
  • Past Member State Bar of Arizona Committee on The Rules Of Professional Conduct (Ethics Committee) – 1995 - 2000.
  • " Past Member of many State Bar and Superior Court Committees, including the Civil Rules Committee, Civil Jury Instruction Committee and the State Bar Technology Taskforce.

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