Are You An Attorney Who Has Good News to Share? Have you recently been recognized for contributions you make to the communities you serve? Is your firm raising money or collecting food 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.
Launching Today! New Legal-News Source Daily 5: Curiosity and two minutes are all you need to enjoy the Daily 5, an innovative source of news stories from the staff of Arizona Attorney Magazine. Read more here about how this email news feed will inform your legal world.
Two New Appointments to the Supreme Court Of Arizona: Governor Ducey announced the appointment of Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Andrew W. Gould and Arizona Solicitor General John R. Lopez, IV to the Supreme Court of Arizona. These appointments were made to fill two vacancies created by the expansion of the Supreme Court of Arizona. Learn more about the new justices here.
Attorney Scott Minder Appointed to Maricopa County Superior Court: Governor Doug Ducey announced the appointment of Scott Minder to the Maricopa County Superior Court. Scott has served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Maricopa County Superior Court since 2010. Scott is also a member of the State Bar of Arizona's Professionalism Committee and the Arizona Technology Council Cybersecurity Committee. Read more on the appointment here.
Public Comment Sought on Pima County Superior Court Applicants: The public is invited to comment on 10 applicants for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Pima County created by the retirement of Judge Carmine Cornelio. View the applicants and learn of the comment deadlines here.
Dementia and Its Impact on Lawyers and Judges: Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease. More than 15 million family and friends are caring for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. If dementia hasn't already impacted a colleague, friend or family member, it soon will. Will you be prepared? This free 75 minute program on the impact of dementia on lawyers and judges will be broadcast nationwide. For more information click here.
Calling All In-House Counsel: Are you in-house counsel? If so, get engaged with your peers by clicking here. You will receive information on the In-House Counsel Committee's meetings and networking events.
Coming Soon - Statewide Survey of Attorneys: The State Bar of Arizona is collaborating with other state bars to conduct a statewide survey of all Arizona attorneys. The purpose of the survey is to quantify and recognize the pro bono work done by attorneys, as well as to understand the factors that encourage or discourage pro bono service. Please be on the lookout for the survey link, which will be sent electronically in January. Full participation is encouraged!
AZ Bar Foundation Seeks Volunteers for Online Arizona Justice Program: Are you looking for a way to give back this holiday season but don't want to leave the comfort of your home? Then register for Online Arizona Justice! This website allows you to provide legal advice from anywhere you have an internet connection. Simply login to the website, choose a question and answer it. It's that easy! Register today by clicking here.
Arizona Court of Appeals Launches Video Tutorials for E-Filers: Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals has created and posted a series of four short videos to help attorneys and their staff prepare electronic filings in the form most useful to the judges who will decide the appeal. The Court's website features links to the videos, along with a printable companion guide. The series of four short videos walk the viewer through the best way to create a text-searchable brief, with bookmarks, appendices, and hyperlinks. Click here to view the video tutorials and companion guide.
Order Your Copy of the 2016 Economics of Law Practice in Arizona! Learn how members responded to our questions about hourly billing rates, total compensation, and amenities and benefits being offered by Arizona's law firms. This report was last published in 2013, so it's time to see how economic changes have affected our professional lives today. Order online at azbar.org/ordereconimicsreport. For more information email Pat Giallanza.
Get Your Registration Reduced for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in January! Arizona's legal community is coming together for the eighth consecutive year to run in the Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K "Rock Corporate," to be held on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. This year, you can also run in the 5K on Saturday, January 14, 2017. For more, 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.
Practice Tip - "Fiduciary Duties and the Modern Lawyer": Attend this free one-hour webinar on December 14 at 11 a.m. covering proper ways to engage in business with a client to serve their fiduciary relationship, and more. Click here to register or for more information. Presented by attorney Claude Ducloux, from State Bar Member Discount Provider LawPay.