Application Deadline for State Bar Public Board Member This Friday: The State Bar of Arizona's Board of Governors is accepting applications from non-lawyers from throughout the state to fill one seat on its Board. The application deadline is Friday, March 6, 2015. Participation of public members is essential to the State Bar's mission of serving the public and its efforts of making sure the people of Arizona have a strong voice in the legal system. More.
Did You Miss the February 2 Deadline to File Your State Bar Annual Statement and Dues? You can still file, but late filing fees are now in effect. Your 2015 statement is available for you to complete, review and submit online at www.azbar.org/fees. A paper statement will not be mailed to you. Payment can be made by credit card or E-check through the Bar's secure website. When you submit your statement and submit dues online, your receipt will include a temporary Bar Card for use until the permanent one is mailed to you. More.
Volunteer Applicants Sought for City Judicial Selection Boards by March 6: Help screen and recommend candidates to serve as presiding and associate municipal court judges for the City of Glendale and the City of Peoria. Apply by March 6, 2015. More.
Don't Miss Your Chance to Nominate a Colleague for Annual State Bar Awards: Here's your chance to see that your colleagues, deserving of recognition, receive their just rewards. Nominations for the annual State Bar awards are now being accepted through March 27, 2015 at 5 p.m. More.
You Still Have Time to Register for Spring Training for Lawyers: Spring Training for Lawyers is a day-and-a-half conference offering CLE programming and networking opportunities for Arizona attorneys. Program topics educate attendees on the latest legal developments affecting diverse clients and offer practical tips and skills to meet the needs of Arizona's diverse legal community. More.
State Bar Committees Want You. Are You Ready? As of February 1, 2015, the State Bar is accepting applications for the 28 standing and ad hoc committees that advise and serve the State Bar of Arizona. Applications must be received no later than April 2, 2015. To learn more about the various committees and to fill out an application click here.
Applications Being Accepted for a Vacancy on the Maricopa County Superior Court: The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants and recommend at least three nominees for the vacancy to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge. More.
Supreme Court Approves Establishment of Commercial Court Pilot Program: Civil commercial disputes may soon be handled in a new venue thanks to an Administrative Order by the Arizona Supreme Court that was signed this week. In May 2014, the Supreme Court established an 18-member advisory committee to study the feasibility of establishing a special venue within the Superior Courts to address the unique needs of businesses engaged in commercial civil litigation. The Superior Court in Maricopa County is in the process of launching a three-year pilot Commercial Court program. More.
Sophisticated Scam Against San Diego Attorney Nets Nearly $300,000: A San Diego attorney is speaking out after hackers used an elaborate scam to steal nearly $300,000 from his firm's account. Experts say it is an example of a phishing scam gone into overdrive. More.
CLE by the Sea Sticks Around for a Few More Years: After announcing that CLE by the Sea had set sail last year, the State Bar of Arizona is thrilled to say that it's back at the beautiful Hotel Del Coronado for another exciting year. Don't miss your chance to fulfill a full year of MCLE credits, including 3 hours of ethics, while enjoying the quiet sandy beach of Coronado. This year's tracks are Trial, Family, Labor and Employment and Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate. Keep an eye out for the delivery of a detailed brochure for the event schedule from July 19 through the 22. More.
16 LinkedInTips for Lawyers: Whether you're a beginner or a pro, LinkedIn can help you market your professional experience and make valuable connections. You can view the 16 tips here or learn all 50 tips at ABA TECHSHOW 2015. Register before March 6 to obtain the early bird rates. State Bar of Arizona members must use the Discount Code TECHSHOWEP2015. Download the registration form here.