Meet the Board of Governors Candidates: Online elections will be conducted May 4 to May 18 in five Board Districts. Eight candidates are running for seven seats (none in Maricopa County). Meet the candidates and read their bios here.
Make a Difference by Volunteering for Law Day 2016! The State Bar of Arizona will host its fifth annual legal aid clinic event in Phoenix on Saturday, April 30 in celebration of Law Day. The 2016 Law Day Legal Aid Clinics are part of an annual program that connects the legal community with consumers in Phoenix to provide FREE civil legal help. We are seeking 22 volunteer lawyers to provide legal help in the following practice areas: bankruptcy and foreclosure, divorce and child support, wills and trusts, and immigration. Email Alberto Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, April 14 to volunteer.
It's the 50th Anniversary of Miranda v Arizona�How Does This Affect You? The State Bar of Arizona and the Arizona Bar Foundation are partnering to have volunteer attorneys share information about Miranda v. Arizona with local students. If you are interested in presenting to a middle or high school classroom during the week of May 2 through 6, please sign up here. Information about lesson plans and resources are available online. Email Pat Giallanza for more information.
Did You Miss the February 1 Deadline to File Your State Bar Annual Statement and Dues? You can still file, but late filing fees are now in effect. Your 2016 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.
Volunteers Sought for Two Professional Boards: Apply by April 22, 2016 to serve on the Client Protection Fund's Board of Trustees or on Community Legal Services' Board of Directors. For candidate criteria and an application click here.
Represent the State Bar in the ABA House of Delegates: Five Delegates represent the State Bar of Arizona at the Midyear and Annual Meetings of the ABA House of Delegates. The Board of Governors will appoint two Delegates to serve two-year terms commencing September 2016. For candidate criteria and an application click here.
Public Invited to Comment on Pinal County Superior Court Applicants: The public is invited to comment on eight applicants for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Pinal County created by the retirement of Judge Gilberto Figueroa. View the eight applicants here.
Public Comment Sought on Pima County Superior Court Applicants: The public is invited to comment on 13 applicants for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Pima County created by the retirement of Judge Stephen Villarreal. View the applicants here.
Developing Lawyers as Leaders�Bar Leadership Institute Is Now Accepting Applications: The BLI is designed to equip Arizona lawyers with the knowledge, skills and connections necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities. Application deadline is June 17 , 2016 for the 2016-17 class. For more information about the program or to apply, click here.
Help Consumers by Writing Law-Related Tips! The State Bar of Arizona seeks attorneys in all practice areas to offer consumer tips via its social media platforms. We'll be sharing tidbits of information to help consumers begin addressing their legal issues associated with family law, landlord/tenant, estate planning, personal injury, immigration, and DUI among others. If you're interested, email Alberto Rodriguez for more information.
Share Your Good News With Us! Have you recently been recognized for contributions you make to the communities you serve? Did your firm raise money for charity over the holidays? Are you a leader who is being recognized for advancing the legal profession? If so, we want to hear about it! Email Alberto Rodriguez to be considered for iclusion in a future issue of eLegal under Member News.
Practice Tip: Are You Struggling With Legal Research? Join Clio's Lawyer in Residence, Joshua Lenon, in a free webinar Tuesday, April 19 at 11 a.m., as he shows you how to take your legal research to the next level. Click here to save your spot at this free webinar offered by Clio, a State Bar Member Discount Provider.