Board of Governors Election for Seat in Pinal County: Attorneys and judges in Pinal County (Board District 8) will elect one member to a two-year term on the State Bar's governing board. The online election opens May 6. Meet the candidates here.
State Bar Offers "Lessons from the Holocaust" CLE for Lawyers and Internationally Acclaimed "Lawyers Without Rights" Exhibit for Public: The State Bar of Arizona's Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Division will offer 'Lessons from the Holocaust' on National Holocaust Remembrance Day�Thursday, April 16, 2015. This unique program, created by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will explore how positions of trust and responsibility transformed into positions of destruction and detriment in Nazi Germany and how the Holocaust correlates to the roles and responsibilities of today's lawyers. More.
State Bar Seeks Volunteers for Annual Law Day Legal Aid Clinics: On Saturday, April 25, the State Bar of Arizona will hold its FREE legal help clinics in celebration of Law Day. Volunteers will provide legal consultations to consumers at two locations in Phoenix. If you're a family law, bankruptcy, immigration, or probate attorney who wants to make a huge impact on our community by volunteering your time and experience, please contact Alberto Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602.340.7337.
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.
Are You New to the State Bar? Join us for the Welcome Orientation on April 22nd from 4 to 5:30 in the Boardroom of our Phoenix location. Register by contacting Patricia.Giallanza@staff.azbar.org.
Save the Date for the State Bar Convention: Join us from June 24-26 at the Arizona Biltmore & Spa. A limited number of seminar fee waivers are available. More.
State Bar CLE Partners With WebCredenza to Offer Live Radio Programming: The State Bar of Arizona is excited to announce it has added to its continuing legal education program options through its new arrangement with WebCredenza, Inc. to offer live, one hour audio programming for Bar members. These intermediate or advanced level seminars will largely be transactional in nature. The speakers are practice and thought leaders within their practice areas and beyond. Join in the seminar discussion with your peers across the country. View the selection and register for the audio webcast at http://www.azbar.org/CLE or http://az.webcredenza.com/.
Applications Being Accepted for Two Vacancies on the Maricopa County Superior Court Through May 4: Applications are being accepted for two vacancies on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by the retirement of Judge Linda Miles and Judge Robert Miles. The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants and recommend at least three nominees for each vacancy to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judges. 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. More.
Looking for a Way to Help Your Colleagues? Volunteer to provide peer support to lawyers, judges, or their families suffering from issues with substance abuse, mental health, stress or work-life balance. Volunteers must attend a day-long training (CLE offered). Click here to apply.
Law Day Clinics in Cottonwood and the Prescott Area: The Yavapai County Bar Association and Community Legal Services have partnered to sponsor free legal clinics in celebration of Law Day. The first clinic will be held at the Cottonwood Public Library on April 29 and the second at the Prescott Valley Public Library on April 30. For more information click here.
Fair Courts - Arizona's Merit Selection System: A free conference regarding Pinal County�s judicial system, AZ�s Merit Selection System and national cases impacting Fair and Impartial Courts will be held this Saturday, April 18. Vice Chief Justice John Pelander has been asked to address the value of Arizona�s merit system for the legal profession, judges, and the public. Discussion will include the growing national trend after Citizen�s United and McCutcheon of money influencing judicial races, the impact on justice and how Merit shields judges from the real or perceived threat of money influencing decisions. More.
January 2016 Brings New ID Requirements for Airline Travel and Entrance to Federal Buildings: Starting in January, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will no longer accept driver�s licenses that are not REAL ID compliant as identification for boarding domestic airline flights. Under the newly-passed SB1273, Arizonans will not be required to get REAL ID licenses, but will have the option of doing so. More.
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