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The Arizona Foundation for Women Kicks Off 6th Annual Walk to End Domestic Violence

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 13, 2008

The Arizona Foundation for Women (http://www.azfoundationforwomen.org) announced that the 2008 Walk to End Domestic Violence will be held on April 26, 2008 at Wesley Bolin Plaza in Phoenix. The Walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a 5K Run, followed by the 5K Walk and then a Kids Dash. The festivities will include a live performance from the Chris Parker Project, a Kids Zone with games and activities, sponsor booths with giveaways and a designated area where participants can learn about domestic violence shelters and programs in Maricopa County. The Home Team Sponsors (Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Arizona Coyotes) will be participating in interactive areas hosted by players and mascots.

The 2008 Walk to End Domestic Violence will raise much-needed funds to support domestic violence shelters and programs in Maricopa County that provide full-service support to women and children as they flee violent situations. The Walk is also designed to increase awareness of this devastating problem as domestic violence incidences are increasing and public supported fundraising is more critical than ever. Funds are raised through registration fees and pledges collected by participants. All event costs are underwritten by corporate sponsors, therefore 100 percent of the pledges and registration fees directly benefit the shelters looking to end domestic violence.

“We are honored to host the Walk and to continue the good work that The Arizona Republic and 12 News started,” states Nancy Dean, CEO of the Arizona Foundation for Women. “The funds raised from the Walk have helped thousands of lives and the event draws attention to one of Arizona’s most critical social issues. We challenge our community to join with us in taking a stand against domestic violence. This abuse is unacceptable and we will not tolerate it — we must have a unified voice.”

All community members are welcome to join the 5K Walk or Run. Participants include the Honorary Chair, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, city officials, teams from local corporations, domestic violence shelters, victims of abuse and community members who want to show their support for the issue.

The Walk to End Domestic Violence aims to raise $ 400,000 and gain participation from a minimum of 4,000 walkers and runners with a minimum of 146 teams.

To participate in the Walk to End Domestic Violence or to learn more about the event, visit http://www.azfoundationforwomen.org/dv-walk/.

Domestic Violence Statistics

One in every four women in the U.S. is abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in her life
Each year, nearly 100 women are killed in domestic violence situations in Arizona
Sixty percent of all Child Protective Services cases involve a domestic violence component
Domestic violence is the leading cause of death of women in the workplace
Over 4.5 million assaults are committed against U.S. women by intimate partners each year
More than 50 percent of domestic violence victims live with children under the age of 12
More than 50 percent of all Arizona women and their children seeking shelter from domestic violence are turned away due to lack of space (approximately 17,000 per year in Maricopa County)
Domestic violence costs U.S. businesses nearly $ 1 billion in lost productivity

About The Arizona Foundation for Women:

The Arizona Foundation for Women (AZF) is a nonprofit, philanthropic organization dedicated to investing in and promoting innovative solutions that address the unmet needs of women and children throughout the state of Arizona.

Using ongoing research, the Foundation identifies and focuses on priority issues such as domestic violence, child abuse and the health and self-esteem of women, teens and children.

The Arizona Foundation for Women’s Men’s Anti-Violence Network (MAN) enlists the help of prominent community leaders to focus on prevention and abuser accountability. Employers Against Domestic Violence (EADV) is a program that focuses on domestic violence awareness in the workplace. To date, AFW programs have benefited more than a million individuals in the state of Arizona. For more information about the Arizona Foundation for Women, please call (602) 532-2800.


Former Arizona House Representative, House Minority Leader, and Phoenix High School District Governing Board President, David Lujan Joins The Foster Group

Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) January 10, 2011

The Foster Group welcomes the addition of its newest partner to their Arizona office, David Lujan. Davids area of practice will focus on education law, employment matters, public policy issues, and a variety of other matters given his diverse and rich background. David served three terms in the Arizona House of Representatives, representing central Phoenix, as well as serving as the Arizona House Minority Leader. In 2010, David was a candidate for Arizona Attorney General. He also served for eight years as a member of the Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board, including two years as the Board President.

One of the reasons I became a lawyer is to make sure that people get justice within our system, states Lujan. People need someone who can help them navigate the legal system; which in and of itself can be overwhelming. The slightest mistake can permanently derail even the noblest of causes. Ive been in the courtrooms dealing with cases and Ive legislated Arizonas state laws. I understand the challenges our citizens, businesses, and institutions face and look forward to the opportunity to continue to be a part of the solution with The Foster Group. As a partner with The Foster Group, I will continue to make a difference.

David was an Assistant Attorney General where he successfully represented the State of Arizona on a variety of public education issues including serving as the States attorney for a $ 1.4 billion school construction program and on the Open Meeting Law Enforcement Team. David also worked as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board and as the attorney for a non-profit organization which provides legal services to help children who are victims of abuse. He is co-author of the book Child Advocacy 101 which examines the child protection systems in America.

Were absolutely thrilled that David has joined our team. Hes an amazing talent. His passion, skill, and legal intellect truly go unparalleled. David is one of the finest lawyers in Arizona, says Kristen Foster, managing partner of The Foster Group. David has had such a positive impact on the state of Arizona, especially in the areas of education and child welfare. We fully expect that trend to continue in the years to come.

David is the recipient of the 2010 Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Public Policy Award, the 2009 National Association of Social Workers Legislator of the Year Award, and the 2009 Greater Phoenix Child Abuse Prevention Council’s Cherish the Children Award in Media/Public Policy. He received the 2009 Cesar Chavez Continuing the Legacy Award from the Latino Law Student Association of William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2008, he received the “Golden Apple Award” from the AZ Parents for Education in recognition for his continued support for public education, the 2006 Arizona Students Associations Legislator of the Year Award, and the Arizona Business and Education Coalitions Legislative Partner Award. He is also a volunteer attorney coach for the Central High School mock trial team.

For additional information or to make an appointment with Mr. Lujan or any of the other members of The Foster Group legal team, please visit our website at http://www.fosterslawgroup.com or call (480) 374-1500. Please direct all media inquiries to Bill Knowlton at (480) 212-6553.

With offices in Arizona and Indiana, the Foster Group (TFG), offers big firm experience, but with boutique law firm services and cost-effectiveness. TFGs members have been partners in large and national law firms, managed dozens of lawyers and multi-million dollar budgets, worked for federal and state judges, worked on the Hill in Washington, D.C., and represented large international companies throughout the world. TFG has law offices in Arizona and Indiana. Our practice areas include: labor law, education law, family law, business law, civil rights, HR solutions / best practices, and mediation. For more information, visit us at http://www.fosterslawgroup.com.

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New Website Created to Help Divorcing Couples in Arizona

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 26, 2011

When married couples cannot resolve their differences or grow apart over the years, they may decide that the best solution is a divorce. Some choose to end their marriage quickly and with minimal impact on each other and their children. For other couples who cannot agree on the issues or reach a settlement, the courts may step in and make the decisions for them before the divorce can finalize. A divorce can affect many areas of life and other relationships, but the most important are the children of the divorcing parents. The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor realizes the changes that a divorce can bring to a family and provide compassionate yet aggressive representation on behalf of clients to protect their best interests throughout the divorce process.

The firm teamed up with the outstanding website design and marketing company Scorpion Design, Inc. The company utilizes online marketing and designs websites for attorneys and law firms nationwide. This most recent website is devoted to divorce: http://www.phoenixdivorcelawyeraz.com.

A visitor to the site will find it user-friendly, modern and informative about divorce issues, child custody, high net worth and more. A viewer can watch an attorney discuss the firm and important cases and their outcomes. It allows a visitor to reach an attorney online or by phone and get help with a divorce or family law matter.

The firm has represented high profile jury trials covered live on national television and radio including NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox Channel, KTAR and KFYI. They received the highest AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell, are listed as Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association and have received other recognition. A high level of personal service, honesty, integrity and professionalism, as well as access to attorneys 24/7, has earned them an excellent reputation with their clients and in the community.

Take this opportunity to visit the firm online or by phone and receive a confidential consultation. Contact a Phoenix divorce lawyer with the firm today.

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Pool Guard of Arizona Awards Family with New Pool Fence

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 21, 2012

Pool Guard of Arizona located in Phoenix, Arizona is owned and operated by Tim and Gina Maloney. They provide sales and installation of Pool Guard safety products such as a pool fence, pool net, and pool safety covers to residential home owners.

The Maloneys recently paired up with Casey’s Family who provides foster care and transition services for children and families that are less fortunate. The Martinez family, consisting of two grandparents, was able to legally adopt their 4 grandchildren ages 13, 9, 2 and a newborn. The grandparents were living in a one bedroom apartment when awarded the children. Casey’s Family assisted the family by helping them find an adequate house large enough for all the children. Moving is always costly and with 4 children, donations were the only way to keep this family together. Through the help of Arizona Pool Guard Inc, owners Tim and Gina Maloney and Pool Guard Manufacturing a Pool Guard pool fence was donated to comply with the state adoption code for houses in Arizona with swimming pools. Accidental drowning is the leading cause of death for children under the age of five years and more than half of all drowning incidents occurred in backyard pools or spas.

Tim and Gina were able to visit with the Martinez family in a very emotional meeting. They “felt like family” and they all felt blessed for the experience of keeping a family together. Pool Safety is a passion for the Maloney’s as Tim Maloney is a Phoenix, Fire Fighter who started Arizona Pool Guard Inc. due to his experience with child drowning. Tim and Gina spend time educating the public about drowning awareness and often contribute to those that our less fortunate. “We feel every child deserves to be protected around water no matter what income bracket they may live in.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14. Children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates. For every child who dies from drowning, it’s estimated that another four receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries. More than half of submersion-injured children require higher levels of care; many sustain permanent, profound brain damage.

Pool Guard is proud to be partnering with quality business owners such as Tim and Gina Maloney, exclaimed Mike Corkery, President, Pool Guard Manufacturing. Pool Guard of Arizona is a great example of a successful business that gives back to its community.

About Pool Guard Manufacturing:

Based in Clearwater, Florida, Pool Guard Manufacturing is the worldwide leader in pool safety fences, pool nets, and pool covers since 1997. The manufacturing company supports a worldwide dealer network trained specifically in the skills needed for safe and secure pool barrier installations. Pool Guard can be contacted at (888)876-4005 or by visiting their web site at http://www.poolsafetyfences.com.

Arizona Personal Injury Law Firm Breyer Law Offices, P.C. Expands Chandler Injury Accident Resource Center

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 25, 2012

The expanded Chandler personal injury accident resource center from the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. provides visitors with insightful knowledge on their rights as injury victims and what legal actions can be taken in order to recover from their accident.

Insight and Understanding for Injured Chandler Residents

Found online, the Chandler injury accident resource center by the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. provides detailed yet easy-to-understand information on a wide variety of accidents. Even with due care and caution, Chandler residents can be injured in a wide variety of accidents, each with their own serious effects. Visitors to the resource center will find new valuable information concerning bus accidents, child injuries, pedestrian collisions, pool accidents, and traumatic brain injury.

Victims injured in an accident will have to cope with a wide variety of complications, both with their injuries and Arizonas laws concerning personal injury lawsuits. To help visitors better understand their rights and the difficulties they may be facing, newly added web pages include information on Arizonas personal injury laws; the process of seeking compensation; coping with a childs injuries; seeking proper medical attention; the dangers of swimming pools; short-term and long-term effects of brain injuries; liability for bus accidents; and the recovery process for pedestrian victims.

Complications from Personal Injury Accidents

Victims of personal injury accidents in Chandler are often left with major physical injuries that lead to both financial complications and emotional turmoil. Recovering from these damages can be difficult in many different ways; however, victims injured in an accident caused by another party have the right under Arizona law to pursue payment for all damages from the accident. Unfortunately, negotiations with an at-fault partys insurance provider can be problematic for even the most obvious of incidents, with insurance providers actively seeking to disprove claims and reduce the amount of compensation they must pay. Only through irrefutable evidence, witness testimony, and skilled legal representation can a personal injury claim become a complete success.

Devotion to the Wellbeing of Chandler Residents

Chandler personal injury attorneys Mark and Alexis Breyer of the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. have dedicated their careers to protecting the rights and livelihood of Arizona residents injured by other parties wrongful actions. A track record of success has brought recognition to the Breyer Law Offices, including a rating of Superb 10/10 by Lawyer Rating Service and ranking as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyer Association. But most of all, years of success have given the legal team at the Breyer Law Offices the skills, resources, and experience to effectively and successfully represent the victims of a wide variety of personal injury accidents in their search for compensation and the chance of full recovery.

Phoenix Crime Victim Attorney Sara J. Powell to Present at the Fall 2013 Arizona Victim Assistance Advanced Academy on November 8, 2013

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 22, 2013

Phoenix Crime Victim Attorney Sara J. Powell will present at the upcoming Fall 2013 Arizona Victim Assistance Advanced Academy on Friday, November 8, 2013. The training session will be conducted from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (MST) at the Desert Willow Conference Center located at 4340 East Cotton Center Boulevard in Phoenix, Arizona 85040.

The academy training is sponsored by the Arizona Coalition for Victim Services (ACVS), a network of individuals and agencies that provides services to crime victims. As a nonprofit 501(c)3 agency, ACVS promotes and protects the rights of victims through leadership, advocacy and community education.

ACVS offers a Basic Academy designed for advocates new to victim services and an Advanced Academy structured for more experienced advocates and supervisors who have more experience in the field of victim advocacy. Both Academies provide victim service professionals with opportunities to learn, interact and network with other advocates. Sessions are conducted by experienced service providers and educators from across Arizona.

The upcoming Advanced Academy will focus on criminal justice system topics including specialty courts, a judges panel, preparing victims for court and facility dogs in court. As one of the presenters in this training, attorney Sara J. Powell will conduct a one-hour session on civil legal remedies for crime victims. The presentation fits well with trainings overall theme.

The ACVS Academies offer comprehensive training to address the most pressing issues advocates and supervisors in victim service agencies face, said Sara Powell, attorney, Law Office of Sara J. Powell. Working together, we can improve the quantity and quality of services provided to our communitys victims. I look forward to contributing to a successful training.

Practicing law since 1979, Sara Powell devotes her practice to obtaining compensation for crime victims of drunk drivers, shootings, rape and child abuse. She is a charter member of the National Crime Victim Bar Association. Powell is also AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded to an attorney based on anonymous ratings by other local lawyers, and listed in their Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. In addition, Sara Powell is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Lawyers.

For more information on the Academy, visit the Arizona Coalition for Victim Services website at http://www.azcvs.net/trainings/.

About the Law Office of Sara J. Powell

Dedicated to protecting victims rights since 1979, the Law Office of Sara J. Powell provides individualized, responsive and compassionate legal service. The firm focuses on helping crime victims reclaim their lives by obtaining financial compensation for the harm they have suffered and holding the perpetrators accountable. Practice areas include homicide victims, shooting victims, rape/sexual assault victims, child molestation and abuse, negligent security, elder abuse, drunk driver victims and other serious personal injuries. Initial consultations can be arranged free of charge by calling 602-996-4447. For more information, visit http://www.SaraPowell.com.