Community Legal Services Board of Directors

Application Deadline:  Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Purpose: The Community Legal Services Board consists of 27 members, four of whom are State Bar representatives. The vision of CLS is "equal justice for all" and its mission statement reads that it "is committed to eliminating poverty-based inequities in the civil justice system by providing high-quality legal advice, advocacy and assistance to low-income Arizonans." Board members work collectively to ensure the fiscal integrity of the program, set policies and procedures directing CLS activities and goals, establish substantive law "priorities" and enhance the organization's standing within the community.

Openings: Two appointments will be made by the Board of Governors. 

Criteria/Qualifications: Applicants must be Active Members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona.  CLS Board members are expected to attend and contribute to Board meetings which are held each September, November, January, March and May on the first Wednesday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m., as well as a two-day working retreat typically held on a Friday afternoon and Saturday morning in Phoenix in June. In addition, Board members are encouraged to participate on at least one committee during the year.  CLS is particularly interested in having board members who will contribute their time and energy to Board activities during their appointed term on the Board.

Term:  Six years commencing June 2017.

An application form must be submitted to the State Bar by Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  For additional information contact Nina Benham at 602.340.7329 or

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