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FFRF Valley of the Sun Chapter Meeting

Attorneys Marc Victor and Richard Morris will present an “Update on National & Arizona Day of Prayer Lawsuits – And Other Miscellaneous Ramblings”.  For those of you who know Marc, our very own member of FFRF-Valley of the Sun Chapter, you know that an enlightening and entertaining presentation is in store for us so you won’t want to miss it! They will cover such issues as:

* General overview

* Fear of Loss harming the Atheist cause in court

* Accommodation vs. Confrontation

* Brief overview of the civil lawsuit process

* Update on status of AZ case
* Update on the National Case

* Open up for questions from the floor

Marc J. Victor

is an accomplished attorney who is often invited to speak to audiences across Arizona . Marc has represented clients in more than a thousand major felony cases including first and second degree murder, sex cases, gun cases, major drug cases, complex white collar cases, federal appeals, and other complex state and federal matters. Jury trial experience includes several murder trials including death eligible matters as well as complex sex cases. Marc has represented clients in many high profile and media attention cases.

Richard W. Morris

The founder and principal of Morris Law Firm, holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Business Administration, a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Business Administration. Richard W. Morris is licensed as an attorney by the State Bar of Arizona, California, the United States Tax Court, United States Court of Claims , United States Supreme Court,  and he qualified as a solicitor (lawyer) in the United Kingdom which allows him to practice law in 48 countries.  Mr. Morris is a member of the State Bar of Arizona Probate and Trust Law Section; founding member of the College of Estate Planning Attorneys , a member of the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section of the State Bar of California and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.  Mr. Morris  has been an Adjunct Professor of economics and holds both Airline Transport Pilot and flight instructor licenses. He served on the Board of the Arizona Foundation for Blind Children[masked], is a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight West,* and a 25-year member of Mensa.

*Breakfast & meeting at 9:00 AM* (This time we will start the program right after 9:00 AM--usually we start at 9:45. You can come a little early if you want.)

At the cashier, tell him/her you are with the Freedom From Religion meeting. We have the back room reserved. You may partake in the “all you can eat” buffet breakfast for the special negotiated price of $8.50. (You must say you are with the FFRF group or will not get this discounted price.) Or if you prefer to skip the meal, tell them you are just attending the program, not eating, and they will gladly point you to our room.

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  • Jennifer W.

    Message from our president, Anne Mardick:
    "Thanks for all of you who attended Sunday’s FFRF- Valley of the Sun Chapter meeting. I really enjoyed the meeting and learned how important the Arizona Day of Prayer Lawsuit is and it’s possibly for broader implications as well. We want to thank our presenters for an informative & entertaining program. I hope they will come back at the conclusion of the lawsuit so we can hear their analysis of the case and next steps, if any.
    Richard Morris - The Morris Law Firm, PLLC, Surprise
    Marc J. Victor – PC, Attorney for Freedom, Chandler
    Justin Grant – Law student at ASU
    James Sena – Law student at ASU
    (Please note- the views Mr. Victor presented are his & not necessarily those of FFRF. We are not a political organization. However, you have to admit, he sure can invigorate a crowd!)"
    My thoughts exactly!

    June 30, 2011

  • Terrence A. G.

    Entertaining and informative. Good to be around like-minded people not afraid to speak their views.

    June 28, 2011

  • Liz M.

    The speakers were informative and entertaining.

    June 27, 2011

  • Tish

    This was one of the best Meet Ups I have been to. The panel of speakers was outstanding; professional, smart, entertaining and informed. I learned so much about legal-speak, day of prayer issues, and the excellent free-thinking representation we have in Arizona.

    June 27, 2011

  • Bobbie

    Nice meeting as usual. Nice people, great camaraderie. Marc was very entertaining. It was very interesting to hear about the lawsuit against the "Day of Talking to Imaginary Beings." Food seemed a little better or maybe I was hungrier. Anne could not be nicer or more proactive. I love that FFRF does not constantly hound its members for money the way most other similar organizations do. Lastly, the lady at the restaurant's cash register is always extremely nice and welcoming and appreciative.

    June 27, 2011

  • Joan G.

    I LOVED it. Stimulating ideas and speakers.

    June 27, 2011

  • Donna (& Al) E.

    The food, atmosphere and program were excellent! Thanks to all who shared the info regarding the lawsuit. I thought it was going to be dry and boring and nothing could have been further from the truth! Please keep us posted on the outcome!

    June 27, 2011

  • Jennifer W.

    We saw Alphounce at the meeting today. It was great to meet you!

    June 26, 2011

  • Bobbie

    Hi, Alphounce! The restaurant is named "The Home Town Buffet." The food isn't 5-Star but it's decent and the owner/manager is very receptive. We hope to see you there in a couple of months!

    June 26, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    What's the restaurant name?

    June 26, 2011

  • Donna (& Al) E.

    We'll be there!

    June 14, 2011

  • Jennifer W.

    Thanks Joyce!

    May 26, 2011

  • Janet P

    I live in northwest Phoenix and ride the bus. I'm wondering if you will ever have activites closer to me.

    May 26, 2011

  • Jennifer W.

    We will certainly take your input into consideration. It's hard scheduling around all the groups that we all spill over into!

    May 23, 2011

  • Theresa R.

    I'd like to see some events later in the day. I'm a member of the Phoenix Atheists group but all their events are at least 1/2 hour away.

    1 · May 22, 2011

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