State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors - Public Members

Application Deadline:  Friday, March 22, 2019

The State Bar Appointments Committee is currently accepting applications from non-lawyer public members to fill the following upcoming vacancies.

Application forms are due at the State Bar office by Friday, March 22, 2019, and can be obtained by calling Carrie Sherman in the State Bar's Phoenix office at 602.340.7201.  

The Standing Appointments Committee and the Board of Governors consider all aspects of diversity in their  recommendations and appointments.

Application Form is available here.

State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors - Public Members  

Purpose: The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar includes approximately 18,800 active attorneys and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. The State Bar’s Board of Governors establishes the vision, strategic priorities and policies of the association and ensures that there are sufficient resources for its successful management and operations.

Openings:  Four.  The Board of Governors submits nominations to the Arizona Supreme Court which makes the ultimate appointments.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: Applicants for the public member positions may be from any county within Arizona and:

  • May not be members of the State Bar of Arizona
  • May not have, other than as a consumer, a financial interest in the practice of law

Individuals with experience in human resources or finance, or who have previous experience serving on professional boards or in the consumer protection field, are especially encouraged to apply.

Members of the Board of Governors attend approximately eight half-day meetings each year.  Meetings are usually held on the third Friday of the month at the State Bar’s office in Phoenix.  Preparation in advance of the meetings, including review of related materials, is essential.  In addition, members attend the Bar’s annual convention in June and a two-day retreat in July.  Board members also serve on standing Board committees.  Travel and meal expenses are paid for all meetings, but there is no other compensation for service as a Board member.

Term: In 2019, and 2019 only, the Supreme Court will appoint one public member to a one-year term, one public member to a two-year term, and two public members to three-year terms.

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