A community volunteer and activist:
Diane’s community activities include establishing the Self-Help Center at the Bankruptcy Court, participation in the Volunteer’s Lawyers Programs, Law Week, Senior Citizens Law Project, Legal Assistance for the Elderly, Volunteer Mediation Services, Disabled Veterans, and many more. In 2009 Diane received Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism as the Small Business Annual Award.
Diane has been involved in drafting new laws in order to protect Arizona residents. The latest project was a revamp of the Arizona exemptions in order to protect the property of all Arizona residents. She is a contact person for many involved in proposed laws that directly affect Arizona families.
She is an author of: Bankruptcy Basics, Trustee Sales, numerous articles on bankruptcy, trustee sale process and law office management. Is a contributing author: Life, Law and the Pursuit of Balance an ABA publication, Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer an ABA Publication, The Road to Independence, Commission on Women in the Profession, an ABA publication. Diane has authored the materials for more than 150 continuing legal education programs over the last 35+ years.
Diane is or has been an active member of several associations:
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Better Business Bureau, various State Bar sections: including the Supreme Court’s Technology Committee, Professionalism Committee, the Bankruptcy Section, the Real Property Section and the Solo and Small Firm Section. Diane is a past President of the Maricopa Chapter of the Arizona Women Lawyer’s Association, a past Chair of the Solo Practitioner’s Section of the Arizona State Bar, a past Chair of the Maricopa County Continuing Legal Education program and the founding Chairperson for the Arizona Trustee’s Association. Diane was appointed by the Supreme Court to the Commission on Judicial Review and the Supreme Court’s Commission on Technology.