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State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors Election Results Announced

PHOENIX – May 23, 2014 – The State Bar of Arizona today announced the election of three new members, and the reelection of eight incumbent members, to its Board of Governors.

State Bar of Arizona members elected 10 Board of Governors members who will serve three-year terms in their respective districts that include: District 2 – Yavapai County and District 6 – Maricopa County. The elected member in District 1 who represents Apache, Coconino, Mohave, and Navajo counties will fill the remaining two years of President Whitney Cunningham's term, as he moves into the immediate past president position this June.

Elections were held in three of eight Board districts.

District 1
Brian Y. Furuya, Aspey, Watkins & Diesel PLLC

District 2
Alex B. Vakula, The Vakula Law Firm PLC

District 6
Richard D. Coffinger, Attorney at Law

David G. Derickson, Ridenour, Hienton & Lewis PLLC 
Diane L. Drain, Law Office of D.L. Drain PA

Steven A. Hirsch, Bryan Cave LLP

Melissa Ho, Polsinelli PC

Lisa S. Loo, Arizona State University

Jennifer R. Rebholz, Farley, Seletos & Choate

Samuel Saks, Cantelme & Brown PLC

Geoffrey Trachtenberg, Levenbaum Trachtenberg PLC

In addition to those elected, Young Lawyers Division President Erik Stone of Jones Skelton & Hochuli PLC will join the board. The YLD president receives an automatic seat on the board during their one-year tenure. 

The Board of Governors is expected to certify the election results at its June 10 meeting.

For full election results, click here.

About the Board of Governors
The State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors oversees the policy making and operation of the organization. The Board is comprised of 30 people: four non-attorney, public members appointed by the Board; three at-large members appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court; 19 attorney members elected by fellow Bar members in their district; and four ex-officio members (immediate past president and the deans of Arizona's three law schools). The Board meets a minimum of nine times each year.

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 17,500 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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