State Bar Closed for the Holidays: The State Bar of Arizona will be closed on Thursday, December 24 (12 to 5 p.m.) and Friday, December 25 for Christmas. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, December 28. Offices will also be closed on Thursday, December 31 (12 to 5 p.m.) and Friday, January 1 for New Year's Day. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, January 4.
File Your State Bar Annual Statement and Dues Online: Your 2016 statement is available now 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. To avoid delinquency fees, your statement and fees must be postmarked or received in the State Bar office by 5 p.m. MST on February 1, 2016. Online submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. MST on February 1, 2016. More.
Help Arizona Legal Aid and Get a Tax Credit! Individuals can get a tax credit of up to $200 and couples up to $400 by donating to a qualified charitable organization. That means you can help Arizona's legal aid and get your money back (check with your tax professional to be sure). Do it by December 31 to qualify for your 2015 taxes. Learn more at AZFLSE.org.
2016 Open Enrollment has Started: You can enroll in a health plan through the State Bar Health Insurance Exchange. Avoid the healthcare confusion and find a policy that fits your needs by clicking here.
Become Involved in the Merit Selection Process: Apply by January 8 to serve on the Pinal County Commission on Trial Court Appointments. Applicants must reside in Supervisorial District 4 in Pinal County. For other candidate criteria and an application form click here.
Applications Being Accepted Through January 4 for a Vacancy on the Maricopa County Superior Court: Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by the resignation of Judge Joseph Sciarrotta, Jr. More.
Public Asked for Input on Candidates for Pima County Superior Court Vacancy: The Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments is asking for public input on nine candidates for a vacancy on the Pima County Superior Court created by the appointment of Judge Christopher Staring to Division II of the Arizona Court of Appeals. The candidate hearing will be held on January 13, 2016. More.
Attorney David R. Wroblewski Disbarred for Negligence and Mishandled Caseload of Nearly 250 Bankruptcy Clients: On December 11, 2015, a Supreme Court Hearing Panel disbarred David R. Wroblewski from the practice of law as a result of his firm's misconduct while representing nearly 250 bankruptcy clients. More.
Share Your Opinion on Proposed Revisions to the Criminal Jury Instructions: Members are being asked to share their comments on Proposed Revisions to Criminal Jury Instructions. View the revised instructions here. Comments should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the February 5 deadline.
Comment on 2015 Arizona Appellate Courts Case Processing Standards: The Arizona Appellate Courts seek your input in assessing whether the National Model Time Standards for State Appellate Courts should be adopted by Arizona. More.
Practice Tip from Citrix ShareFile - How to Improve Your Workflow: To learn six ways a virtual collaboration tool can help attorneys be more productive, click here. This information is provided by Citrix ShareFile, a State Bar Member Discount Provider offering secure file sharing.