The New AzBar.org is Here! The Bar is keeping up with technology to better serve YOU and the public. Our new site has been redesigned with you in mind and is now compatible with all computers and mobile devices, regardless of their size. We hope you enjoy the new azbar.org!
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.
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.
Represent the State Bar in the ABA House of Delegates: Five Delegates represent the State Bar of Arizona at the Midyear and Annual Meetings of the ABA House of Delegates. The Board of Governors will appoint two Delegates to serve two-year terms commencing September 2016. For candidate criteria and an application click here.
Miranda, More than Words: The Arizona State Library invites you to its open house event at the Historic Supreme Courtroom where they will present "Miranda, More Than Words," an event featuring original case records, items from the Phoenix Police Museum, and dialogue with arresting officer Captain Carroll Cooley. View more information here.
Public Asked for Input on Candidates For Pinal County Superior Court Vacancy: The Pinal County Commission on Trial Court Appointments is asking for public input on six candidates for a vacancy on the Pinal County Superior Court created by the retirement of Judge Gilberto Figueroa. The candidates are DeLana Jacobs Fuller, Delia R. Neal, Christopher J. O'Neil, Kathryn A. Pierce, Armando C. Rodriguez, and Lawrence M. Wharton. Written comments must be submitted by May 18, 2016 or may be addressed at the candidate hearing on May 20, 2016. More.
Share Your Input on Candidates for Pima County Superior Court Vacancy: The Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments is asking for public input on eight candidates for a vacancy on the Pima County Superior Court created by the retirement of Judge Stephen Villarreal. The candidates are: Janet Calkins Bostwick, David J. Euchner, Kellie L. Johnson, Nanette C. Morrow, Linda F. Penn, Daniel "Greg" Sakall, Ken Sanders, and Wayne Yehling. Written comments must be submitted by May 12, 2016 or may be addressed at the candidate hearing on May 17, 2016. More.
Developing Lawyers as Leaders�Bar Leadership Institute is Now Accepting Applications: 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 17 , 2016 for the 2016-17 class. For more information about the program or to apply, click here.
Help Fellow Attorneys Beat Substance Abuse: Do you know an attorney with substance abuse issues who is looking for support? There are people ready to help. Find a group on our member assistance page here or connect with a confidential Peer Support Volunteer here.
Road Conditions and Closures Affect Maricopa County Northwest Regional Court Center: Traffic conditions in the area of the Maricopa County Northwest Regional Justice Center located in Surprise will be difficult for the next eight months. For more information on the closures or for alternate routes click 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�Free Webinar May 3 on Professional Well-Being: Join Clio's Lawyer-In-Residence, Joshua Lennon and guest speaker, Jeena Cho, attorney and author of The Anxious Lawyer. Click here to save your spot at this free webinar offered by Clio, a State Bar Member Discount Provider.