Bio: State Bar of Arizona President
Amelia Craig Cramer
Amelia Craig Crameris the current president of the State Bar of Arizona, the state's official legal professional association of more than 22,000 lawyers.
Ms. Cramer is employed as the Chief Deputy County Attorney in Pima County, a position she has held since 2006. She began her career as an associate with Baker and Hostetler in Washington DC. She then joined Heller, Ehrman, White and McAuliffe in San Francisco. Ms. Cramer left private practice for the non-profit world, first working as Managing Attorney for the Western Regional Office of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund in Los Angeles, and later as Executive Director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders in Boston. She returned to her home state of Arizona in 1997 and served Of Counsel with the firm now called Perkins Coie before entering public practice with the Pima County Attorney's Office.
Ms. Cramer is a 1986 graduate of Stanford Law School and a 1982 graduate of Dartmouth College. She is the past recipient of the YWCA of Tucson's Women on the Move Award, the Tucson-Pima County Women's Commission Pathfinder Award, the American Jewish Committee's Judge Learned Hand Award for Public Service, the Arizona Human Rights Fund's Community Activist Award, the FBI/League of United Latin American Citizens Award, the Jewish Inclusion Project's Rainbow Keshet Award, and the Arizona Women Lawyers Association Alice Truman Leadership Award, as well as its Sarah Herring Sorin Award.