Meet the 2018 Board of Governors Candidate
The Board of Governors elections are conducted online. Does the State Bar have your email address of record? (Rule 32(c)(3), Ariz.R.S.Ct.)
Elections will be held this year in the following Board Districts:
- District 2 - Yavapai County - one seat
Recent amendments to Rule 32, Ariz.R.S.Ct.:
• Effective January 1, 2017, Active out-of-state Members may vote in the District of their most recent Arizona residence or place of business or, if none, in Bar District 6. (Rule 32(e)(2)(D))
• Effective 2019, all sitting Governors’ terms conclude and elections will be held in all eight Board Districts. In Districts with more than one Governor, and in certain Districts, the Governors’ terms will be staggered. Incumbents would be eligible to run for re-election. (Rule 32(e)(2) and (4))
The candidate, her bio and responses to the following questions follow.
Why are you interested in running for election to the Board of Governors? What do you believe are the significant issues facing the members today? If elected, how would you hope to address these issues?
The online election will launch on May 9 and will close at 5 p.m. on May 23.
For questions, please contact Carrie Sherman at 602.340.7201 or mailto:email@example.com
Meet the candidate
District 2: Yavapai County
Sharon Marie Flack
Musgrove Drutz Kack & Flack
Ms. Flack was born in Detroit and attended college in Michigan. After moving to Phoenix, she began working for the Surprise City Attorney’s Office. Upon earning her law degree from Arizona State University, Ms. Flack has been in private practice since 2002, and with Musgrove Drutz Kack & Flack in Prescott since 2004. In addition to a busy private practice, Ms. Flack has been involved with several local, non-profit, and volunteer organizations, including Yavapai County Bar Association (past President); Navajo Nation Bar Association; Arizona Trial Lawyers Association; Federal District Court Local Rules of Practice Committee consultant; Prescott Chamber of Commerce; State Bar Military Legal Assistance Committee; Yavapai County Superior Court Pro Tem Judicial Appointment Committee; Desert Harbor Doberman Rescue; Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors.
Why are you interested in running for election to the Board of Governors?
What do you believe are the significant issues facing the members today?
If elected, how would you hope to address these issues?
It would be an honor to serve as the Board of Governors delegate for Yavapai County and its growing, diverse group of lawyers. Although ‘online legal services’ are creating competition with the traditional ‘brick and mortar’ model, people will always need personalized legal representation. This means lawyers who understand the intricacies of law, possess the skills to wisely apply the law to the client’s unique circumstance, and – when necessary – change the law. Consequently, it is important that the State Bar offer both mentoring services and educational resources to its Members, not only in an online format, but also in-person, including holding live CLE programs in our more rural areas. This is a critical component of fostering professional working relationships among the Members so they can interact on a personal level and create an atmosphere of mentorship for younger colleagues. This was an important goal for me during my term as Yavapai County Bar Association President and it remains so today. As a BOG delegate, I will advocate for such programs that will ensure the well-being of our profession into the future.