ABA House of Delegates


Application Deadline - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The State Bar of Arizona's delegates represent the State Bar at the annual and midyear meetings of the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates.


Delegates represent the State Bar at the Annual and Midyear Meetings of the American Bar Association House of Delegates.  The State Bar reimburses only that portion of Delegate expenses relating to that portion of the House’s agenda which addresses the regulation of the profession and improving the quality of legal services.

Three appointments will be made by the Board of Governors.  State Bar Delegates Margarita Silva (M Silva Law Firm, Phoenix) and Jimmie Dee Smith (Law Offices of Jim D. Smith PC, Yuma) are completing six years of service and, pursuant to a Board policy, are ineligible for reappointment. Adam Zickerman (U.S. Department of Justice, Flagstaff) is completing his first term and is eligible for, and is seeking, reappointment to a second term. The State Bar’s other Delegates are:  Michael C. Mason (Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Phoenix) and Thomas M. Ryan (Law Office of Thomas M. Ryan, Chandler).

Two years commencing September 2014.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications
Open to active members of the State Bar of Arizona in good standing.  The successful candidates must also be an ABA member in good standing throughout his/her tenure as a Delegate.  Each Delegate should represent a different county, although exceptions have been made in the past. 

The Delegates regularly appear before the Board of Governors to report on House of Delegates’ activities.

Selection Process
Board of Governors appoints.

An application form must be submitted to the State Bar by Wednesday, April 2.  For additional information contact Nina Benham at 602.340.7329 or Nina.Benham@staff.azbar.org.