Two Weeks Left to File MCLE Affidavits Before September 15 Deadline: You don't need to wait! Online filing for your 2015-16 MCLE affidavit is available now. Filing deadline is no later than September 15, 2016. You may access your personalized CLE tracking page and MCLE affidavit on the members' website by clicking here.
Arizona Supreme Court Seeks Volunteers for Two Committees: Apply by September 7 to serve on the Court's Committee on Character and Fitness (three openings) or its Committee on Examinations (one opening). Candidate criteria and an application form are available here.
Apply by October 3 for CLE Institute: The CLE Institute is a professional development program for CLE presenters who want to increase their proficiency in presenting CLE programs. This program is ideal for newer CLE presenters seeking to sharpen their presentation skills and experienced speakers looking for the latest strategies in adult education. Applicants will be notified of their selection status by October 10. For more information and to apply, click here.
Nominees for Arizona Court of Appeals Announced: The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments has recommended five nominees to Governor Doug Ducey for an opening on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals. View the nominees here.
Become a Mentor and Give Back to Your Profession: The State Bar of Arizona is currently seeking mentors in all law practice areas. Participation as a mentor through the Mentor Program qualifies as voluntary pro bono publico service under Ethical Rule 6.1. Mentors may also receive up to 2.0 hours of ethics CLE credit. If you're ready to give back, please review our program guidelines and email your completed application form to Jayde Ely or fax to 602.416.7532.
Apply by Tomorrow 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 retirement of Judge Kristin C. Hoffman. Applications must be recieved by 3 p.m. on August 31, 2016. More.
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.
Keep Sharing 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.
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