State Bar Convention is Here! The Annual Convention is the flagship event of the State Bar. Packed with 49 CLE seminars and plenty of networking opportunities, the Convention is an amazing opportunity to experience the State Bar at its best. Whether you attend for one day or all three days, you--and your family--can combine education with relaxation at the legendary Arizona Biltmore. More.
State Bar Offices Closed for Holiday: The State Bar of Arizona will close on Friday, July 3 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, July 6.
Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct Releases Opinion 15-02: The Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct has released Ethics Opinion 15-02, addressing the obligation of lawyers to retain documents generated in the ordinary course of representation. Read the ethics Q&A in today's eLegal and review the Opinion after.
Former White House Counsel John W. Dean to Speak at CLE by the Sea: John W. Dean, former White House Counsel for President Richard Nixon who is notable for his role in the Watergate Scandal, will address CLE by the Sea participants. Dean, along with Jim Robenalt will be presenting Watergate III: Breaking Rank on Sunday, July 19 at our highly regarded program in San Diego. Read more about the program and register here.
Judicial Nominees Announced for Openings Created by Three Retired Judges: The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments has recommended 12 candidates to Governor Doug Ducey for three openings on the Maricopa County Superior Court. Openings were created by the retirement of Judges Linda Miles, Robert Miles and Boyd Dunn. More.
Public Comment Sought on Superior Court Applicants: The public is invited to comment on 52 applicants for six vacancies on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by Judges Mark Aceto, A. Craig Blakey, Norman Davis, Bethany Hicks, Thomas LeClaire and Gerald Porter. The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review the applications and take public testimony at a meeting on July 1. More.
Program Offers Free Wills to Local First Responders by Volunteer Attorneys: A program that has helped 8,622 first responders in Arizona protect their families celebrated its 10th anniversary. On Thursday, June 4, Wills for Heroes marked its 10th year providing free estate plans for those who put their lives on the line protecting the people of Arizona. More.
Volunteers Sought for Supreme Court Committees and DNA-People's Legal Services Board: Apply by September 1 to serve on the Court's Committee on Character and Fitness or its Committee on Examinations. The largest Native American legal services program � DNA - seeks a volunteer to serve on its board of directors. For candidate criteria/qualifications and more information click here.
Interested in Public Speaking and Community Outreach? New Adventures in Learning, a lifelong learning arm of Chandler-Gilbert Community College, is looking for attorneys to speak to retired lifelong learners during its fall semester. Topics include the judicial system, estate planning concerns, environmental law, education law, and elder law. Presenters choose the length of the session, number of sessions, date, time, etc. If you're interested, contact Jan Bobbett, Curriculum Chair, at 480.895.9833 or email@example.com.
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