Saturday Ethic Training Seminar

  • 14 Jun 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Doubletree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley-Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 18


  • All Attendees after June 1, 2014
  • For SEAoA Memebers, must log in to receive rate
  • Available till June 1st

Registration is closed

Saturday Ethic Training Seminar
Code of Ethics


Tara Hoke, Deputy General Counsel at ASCE


Melissa Cornelius,  Director of AZBTR 

Tara Hokeis the Deputy General Counsel at ASCE.  Her responsibilities include legal consultation in the areas of employment, tax, corporate, contract, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, intellectual property, real estate, and construction law.  Ms. Hoke also oversees ASCE’s Committee on Professional Conduct, the committee charged with investigating and adjudicating ethics complaints involving members of the Society, and she writes a monthly column called “A Question of Ethics,” which is currently published in Civil Engineering. In December 2013, Ms. Hoke was selected to join the Council for the Committee on Publication Ethics, a multidisciplinary forum for editors and publishers of peer reviewed journal on issues of research and publication ethics. Prior to joining ASCE, Ms. Hoke was employed at Mark Barnes & Associates, a boutique law firm in Washington, D.C. Ms. Hoke received her law degree from Georgetown Law in 2005 and her bachelors’ degree (magna cum laude) from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, in 1994. Ms. Hoke is a member of the Virginia bar.


Melissa Cornelius is the Executive Director of the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration (“BTR.”)  BTR licenses and regulates architects, assayers, certified remediation specialists, drug laboratory site remediation firms, supervisors and workers, engineers, geologists, home inspectors, landscape architects, land surveyors, alarm agents and businesses.  Melissa previously served as the Board’s Deputy Director. Before becoming Deputy Director at BTR, Melissa served as an Assistant Arizona Attorney General for approximately 15 years, representing numerous state agencies in litigation and as regulatory counsel.  Melissa has also served as Deputy Director of the Arizona Medical Board, and as In-house Legal Counsel for the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. Early in her career, Melissa served as a Deputy Maricopa County Attorney and as an Assistant Scottsdale City Prosecutor. Melissa has lectured nationally for the Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards (FARB), the Arizona State Bar, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the National Council of Engineers and Surveyors, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, and Arizona Government University.


Program includes publication materials, breakfast and lunch

This program also qualifies for 4.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH)

Register before June 1st  $60 for SEAoA members and $75 for non-members

(after June 1st $100 per person)

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