Committee on Persons With Disabilities in the Legal Profession

APPLY NOW FOR STICHT AWARD

The State Bar of Arizona's Committee on Persons with Disabilities in the Legal Profession is seeking nominations for the "State Bar of Arizona Honorable John R. Sticht Excellence in Disabilities Accessibility Award."

The Sticht Award honors one private legal employer, law firm and/or one public legal employer for their efforts to improve access to the Arizona judicial system for persons with disabilities in the legal profession, including lawyers, paralegals and court and law firm staff with a disability.   The award is presented at the State Bar Convention.

Nominations are due in April each year.


Mission

The Committee's focus of study includes:

Hiring
Accessibility to courtrooms and courthouses
The interview process of new hires
The progression of disabled lawyers after hiring
Dissemination of information
Finding solutions through mentoring and programs that are already working

Goals

  • Bar Convention CLE Program
  • Minority Bar Convention CLE Program
  • Webpage Update
  • Courthouse Visits
  • Mentor Committee
  • Arizona Attorney Article
  • Employment Opportunities

Employment Assistance

Job Handbook
Sample Résumé and Cover Letter

For more information contact:

Elena Nethers
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266
602.340.7393