September 2021 Arizona E-News

September 2021 Arizona E-News

By Burg Simpson
September 29, 2021
3 min read


Arizona’s Supreme Court Eliminates Peremptory Challenges
In a landmark rule change by the Arizona Supreme Court, Arizona became the first state to eliminate the century-old practice of peremptory juror challenges. Peremptory challenges have been utilized by litigating attorneys to attempt to strike jurors which were felt to be detrimental to their client’s case.

Supporters say it is a move designed to combat systemic discrimination; however, there have been safeguards called Batson challenges. While this may streamline the trial process, it is important to find counsel that understands the change in the law to select the best jury for their client’s case.

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Helping the Community to Beat the Heat!

Emergency cooling centers and water distribution areas were established throughout Maricopa County during the summer for those who do not have access to indoor cooling systems. Burg Simpson attorney Ronda Kelso, who is also a registered nurse, volunteered her time and provided food, water, and basic first aid to those who were suffering from heat exhaustion. Cooling centers in churches and community centers across the region serve as safe indoor environments where heat vulnerable residents can seek aid and refuge from extreme heat.

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About Ronda Kelso

Ronda Kelso became an attorney after working as a nurse consultant to hospitals, physicians, and individual clients and families concerning medical malpractice claims. Ms. Kelso now uses her experience to work with clients who have been injured as a result of medical negligence.

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