Professional Development

The State Bar of Arizona provides a broad range of programs that enhance the professional and leadership skills of its members.  Whether you're just entering the legal profession, transitioning to a new practice, or setting up your own firm, you'll find programs and services to assist you.

A new voluntary training program, the CLE Institute, has been designed to develop and sharpen the skills of State Bar Members who wish to present CLE topics. (The first training course is scheduled for November 6, 2014, click here to download the brochure and application.)

Whether you're looking for a new job, or ready to take the next step in your career, we'll help you find the opportunity that's right for you. Your first stop should be Arizona Attorney Career Center where local employers post the latest job opportunities.

The Career and Practice Resource Center  features best practices, tips on law practice management, quick "how-to" videos, networking events, as well as community volunteer opportunities and wellness tips.

The Arizona College of Trial Advocacy is an intensive, five-day workshop that provides practical hands-on training for trial lawyers. It culminates in a half-day mock trial with live jurors and judges in a Maricopa County Superior Court courtroom. The program is designed to significantly develop and refine the skills necessary for excellence in trial practice

The Bar Leadership Institute is an example of the collaboration of the Bar with law schools and law firms to create an intensive nine-month educational and leadership opportunity for a select group of diverse lawyers chosen from across the State.

Through its Law Office Management Assistance Program, the State Bar assists lawyers in exploring and developing successful models of law practice that serve consumers and enhance the economics of practice.

The Member Assistance Program helps Arizona lawyers navigate issues of stress, addiction and mental illness.

The Young Lawyers Division is a dynamic community and professional service organization of the State Bar of Arizona, specifically created for new lawyers who are under 37 years of age, or have been in practice for five years or less.

The Mentor Program fosters informal professional relationships between experienced and less-experienced attorneys and helps third-year law students gain insight about the legal profession to better prepare them for the practice of law.

 

 

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