Meet the Board of Governors Candidates: Online elections will be conducted May 4 to May 18 in five Board Districts. Eight candidates are running for seven seats (none in Maricopa County). Meet the candidates and read their bios here.
Make a Difference by Volunteering for Law Day 2016! The State Bar of Arizona will host its fifth annual legal aid clinic event in Phoenix on Saturday, April 30 in celebration of Law Day. The 2016 Law Day Legal Aid Clinics are part of an annual program that connects the legal community with consumers in Phoenix to provide FREE civil legal help. We are seeking 22 volunteer lawyers to provide legal help in the following practice areas: bankruptcy and foreclosure, divorce and child support, wills and trusts, and immigration. Email Alberto Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, April 14 to volunteer.
Did You Miss the February 1 Deadline to File Your State Bar Annual Statement and Dues? You can still file, but late filing fees are now in effect. Your 2016 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.
Volunteers Sought For Two Professional Boards: Apply by April 22 to serve on the Client Protection Fund's Board of Trustees or on Community Legal Services' Board of Directors. For candidate criteria and an application click here.
Applications Being Accepted for a Vacancy on the Pinal County Superior Court: Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Pinal County created by the retirement of Judge Gilberto Figueroa. Click here for more information.
Apply for Vacancy on the Pima County Superior Court: Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Pima County Superior Court created by the retirement of Judge Stephen Villarreal. Click here for more information.
Notice of Availability of Grant Funds for Calendar Year 2017 From the Legal Services Corporation: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announces the availability of grant funds to provide civil legal services to eligible clients during calendar year 2017. A Request for Proposals (RFP) and other information pertaining to the LSC grants process will be available from http://www.grants.lsc.gov/grants-grantee-resources during the week of April 11, 2016. View the notice here.
Help Consumers by Writing Law-Related Tips! The State Bar of Arizona seeks attorneys in all practice areas to offer consumer tips via its social media platforms. We'll be sharing tidbits of information to help consumers begin addressing their legal issues associated with family law, landlord/tenant, estate planning, personal injury, immigration, and DUI among others. If you're interested, email Alberto Rodriguez for more information.
Share Your Good News with Us! Have you recently been recognized for contributions you make to the communities you serve? Did your firm raise money for charity over the holidays? Are you a leader who is being recognized for advancing the legal profession? If so, we want to hear about it! Email Alberto Rodriguez to be considered for inclusion in a future issue of eLegal under Member News.
Practice Tip - Be Cautious When Talking with Prospective Clients: Click here for a tip from Ahern Insurance, a State Bar Member Discount Provider offering professional liability insurance.