FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2013
Contact: Alberto Rodriguez
State Bar of Arizona Seeks Non-Attorney Applicants
for Committee on Character and Fitness
PHOENIX – June 28, 2013 – The State Bar of Arizona is accepting applications for two non-attorney vacancies on the Arizona Supreme Court's Committee on Character and Fitness, which is responsible for the investigation and recommendation of applicants for admission to the practice of law in Arizona.
Applicants must have the time, skill and patience to review confidential detailed reports of background investigations into financial, criminal, civil, employment, disciplinary and academic matters. Committee members review approximately 1,200 applications each year.
Pima County residents are encouraged to apply to enhance the statewide make-up of the Committee.
Application forms can be obtained by contacting Carrie Sherman at the State Bar of Arizona at 602-340-7201 or at Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org. Online forms can be downloaded at www.azbar.org/appointments.
Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2013.
The State Bar of Arizona will review the applications, interview selected candidates, and nominate a pool of three candidates per opening to the Arizona Supreme Court. The Court will appoint two new members to the Committee on Character and Fitness.
About the State Bar
The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar includes approximately 17,000 active attorneys and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. Since 1933 the Bar and its members have been committed to serving the public by making sure the voices of all people in Arizona are heard in our justice system.
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