Did You Miss the February 2 Deadline to File Your State Bar Annual Statement and Dues? You can still file, but late filing fees are now in effect. Your 2015 statement is available for you to complete, review and submit online at www.azbar.org/fees. A paper statement will not be mailed to you. Payment can be made by credit card or E-check through the Bar's secure website. When you submit your statement and submit dues online, your receipt will include a temporary Bar Card for use until the permanent one is mailed to you. More.
Help Guide Your Bar Through the Next Five Years: The State Bar of Arizona's Strategic Planning Committee has created a series of goals for the next five years. We want your help to make sure we haven't missed anything. Please take a moment to review our plan and give us your comments by April 7. You can read the strategic plan outline here.
Spring Training for Lawyers in Two Days: Spring Training for Lawyers is a day-and-a-half conference offering CLE programming and networking opportunities for Arizona attorneys. Program topics educate attendees on the latest legal developments affecting diverse clients and offer practical tips and skills to meet the needs of Arizona�s diverse legal community. More.
Are You New to the State Bar? Join us for the Welcome Orientation on April 22nd from 4 to 5:30 in the Boardroom of our Phoenix location. Register by contacting Patricia.Giallanza@staff.azbar.org.
Don't Miss Your Chance to Nominate a Colleague for Annual State Bar Awards: Here's your chance to see that your colleagues, deserving of recognition, receive their just rewards. Nominations for the annual State Bar awards are now being accepted through March 27, 2015 at 5 p.m. More.
Save the Date for the State Bar Convention: Join us from June 24-26 at the Arizona Biltmore & Spa. A limited number of seminar fee waivers are available. More.
Glendale and Peoria Residents, We Need You! Volunteer Applicants Sought for City Judicial Selection Boards Deadline Has Been Extended to March 27: Help screen and recommend candidates to serve as presiding and associate municipal court judges for the Cities of Glendale and Peoria. Apply by March 27, 2015. More.
State Bar Committees Want You. Are You Ready? As of February 1, 2015, the State Bar is accepting applications for the 28 standing and ad hoc committees that advise and serve the State Bar of Arizona. Applications must be received no later than April 2, 2015. To learn more about the various committees and to fill out an application click here.
Applications Being Accepted for a Vacancy on the Maricopa County Superior Court: The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants and recommend at least three nominees for the vacancy to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge. More.
Looking for a Way to Help Your Colleagues? Volunteer to provide peer support to lawyers, judges, or their families suffering from issues with substance abuse, mental health, stress or work-life balance. Volunteers must attend a day-long training (CLE offered). Click here to apply.
ABA TECHSHOW: What Are the Ethical Concerns About Storing Confidential Client Communication in the Cloud? Click on this article which is a taste of what awaits you at the ABA TECHSHOW 2015, April 16-18 in Chicago. Register online using the Event Promoter code, TECHSHOWEP15 to get your State Bar discount.
AHERN TIP: Do you have procedures for screening prospective clients? Click here for information provided by Ahern, a State Bar Member Discount Provider offering professional liability insurance. More.