Board of Governors Election for Seat in Pinal County Opens Next Week: 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, 2015. Meet the candidates here.
Commission Hearing on Formal Charges Against Pima County Justice of the Peace Adam Watters This Friday: The Commission on Judicial Conduct announced that a hearing to consider a formal complaint against Pima County Justice of the Peace Adam Watters will commence at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015. The formal complaint alleges that Judge Watters improperly included on his law firm website a photograph of himself in his judicial robe and identifying himself as "a former full-time Judge and active Judge Pro Tem in the Arizona Court system." More.
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.
Governor Doug Ducey Announces Judicial Vacancy in Gila County: Governor Doug Ducey announced he has begun accepting applications for a vacant judicial position on the Gila County Superior Court. The vacancy was created by the retirement of Judge Peter Cahill. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on May 29, 2015. More.
Electronic Filing Into Pima Superior Court: Last week, the first phase of mandatory electronic filing into Pima Superior Court began. AZTurboCourt became available for general use for Pima filings on February 16th following a pilot period. Chief Justice Bales has signed A.O. 2015-82, replacing 2015-11 and providing clarification regarding e-filing exclusions. As a reminder, law firms and attorneys that have names beginning with A-M are currently mandated to e-file civil submissions into Pima Superior Court. The remaining law firms are affected by the mandate beginning May 26, 2015.
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.
Earn Your CLE Credits at the State Bar Convention! With 49 seminars to choose from, ranging from "Civil Litigation Rules and Case Law Update" to "The Future of the Billable Hour and Fee Agreements," you can get all the CLE you need in three days! Register now online at azbar.org/convention.
Developing Lawyers as Leaders--Bar Leadership Institute is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 Class: Now in its 9th year, the BLI is designed to equip Arizona lawyers with the knowledge, skills and connections necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities. Application deadline is June 19, 2015. For more information about the program or to apply, click here.
Invitation to ABA Women Rainmakers Free Workshop in May: Don't miss "FINDING YOUR TRUE GRIT: The Secret Ingredient in Your Success." In this interactive moderated program you will discover the key traits of "grit and growth mindset" that many successful women lawyers possess. There are limited seats available in Scottsdale and Tucson. More.