Having worked in the legal field, in varying paraprofessional and professional capacities since early 1999, Ms. Beebe has many years of real world legal skills and practical business knowledge. Her formal education is coupled with many years of experience in the private practice legal field working on matters ranging from criminal law to tort litigation (personal injury, product liability, and medical malpractice) and business litigation (contract disputes and financial/securities fraud) to the broad spectrum of duties associated with being the Executive Director and In-House/General Counsel for a long existing interactive online forum that relies on user generated content ("UGC") as a business model for close to nine years.
Almost by default, with duties to clients, Ms. Beebe has honed in on internet law related matters including free speech, defamation, and issues surrounding Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and consequently has been interviewed by sources like Fox 11 Los Angeles, ABC Action 15, Bloomberg, Daily Herald, Forbes, New York Post, Search Engine Land, The Boston Globe, The Capitol Forum, Community Signal, Without Precedent and The New York Times relating to Internet, Social Media, and other online related legal matters. Ms. Beebe's experience ranges from general and complex civil litigation and all facets of the same to more traditional business roles including departmental and employee management, development and training of policies and procedures, including trust & safety, development and implementation of products and services, and advising clients on everyday business issues - but with a keen and experienced eye towards preventing or otherwise addressing the challenges that individuals and businesses who face online.
Ms. Beebe has given many presentations on a variety of topics to both large and small groups and she is always working to help educate people, including high-school students, on issues surrounding internet use and repercussions from the same through the firm or through her company (which is admittedly a little dusty at current) called Smarter Internet Use. "Relatively speaking, the internet is new, and the advice kids get from their parents, or that other advisers give to adults, isn’t always the best. After all, many of us didn’t grow up with the internet so it’s not like many can speak from experience.” Additionally, beginning Fall 2021 Ms. Beebe will be an Adjunct Professor of Law at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, instructing "Introduction to Internet Law."
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Ms. Beebe is from a small town in Northern Arizona that just happened to end up in the city when she decided to continue her formal education. "There is a time I didn't think college was even an option, let alone ending up in law school. I mean, I was just a poor kid growing up in a mountain town."
She has a soft spot for kitties, otters and baby goats and is an avid shoe and coffee mug collector. She is also a self-proclaimed recovering adrenaline junkie – just ask her about driving an Unlimited Light Hydroplane race boat, driving a NASCAR, and jumping from a perfectly good airplane.
When Ms. Beebe is not helping her legal clients with their goals she enjoys getting outdoors for pretty much anything including hiking/backpacking, camping, off-roading and also enjoys working out and volunteering – especially with children. Also, having been bullied herself when she was younger, she advocates against bullying and works to help her clients, adults, and youth all make better choices when it comes to what they present and how they interact online.
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Anette J. Beebe
Beebe Law PLLC