Holiday Closure: The State Bar of Arizona will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5 at 8 a.m.
Will You Complete Your MCLE by the June 30 Deadline? You have less than two weeks to complete your required MCLE hours. Visit the State Bar's AZCLE online catalog to view available courses. More.
You Have Until Friday to Register for the Bar's Prestigious Bar Leadership Institute: BLI graduates have gone on to serve our communities in a variety of ways, including leadership positions in local and affinity bar associations, appointment to the judiciary and serving in the state legislature. It's also a great CLE bargain � participants receive up to two years of CLE credit for just $250! Find out for yourself how the BLI can foster your professional growth and enhance your leadership skills. Application deadline is June 24th. More.
Commission to Vote on Performance of Justices and Judges on 2016 General Election Ballot: The Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review will meet in Tucson, on Friday, June 24, to vote on whether 70 justices and judges scheduled to be listed on the 2016 general election ballot "Meet" or "Do Not Meet" judicial performance standards. The public is invited to attend the meeting. More.
Apply Now for the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy: Want to get hands-on training to develop your trial skills? Taught by judges and experienced trial lawyers, the college offers 36 hours of CLE, one of which is ethics. The program is held in Phoenix and runs from August 2-6. More.
$100,000 Prize for Outstanding Administration to Justice Program: The American College of Trial Lawyers is seeking applications for its 2017 Emil Gumpert Award, an annual honor with a $100,000 prize which is awarded to an outstanding program that is designed to improve the administration of justice. The award is named in honor of the founder of the College, Emil Gumpert. The 2016 winner is the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, October 14, 2016. The application is available here and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Engaged in the Legal Profession in Arizona: The State Bar of Arizona frequently recruits qualified applicants for professional volunteer opportunities. Whether you have an interest in serving on a Supreme Court committee or representing the State Bar on a national level, several opportunities are presented throughout the year. Check the Bar's Appointments Committee page to see what's available. More.
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 inclusion in a future issue of eLegal under Member News.
Practice Tip for Family Law Practitioners: Free one-hour webinar June 28. Join Clio's Lawyer-In-Residence, Joshua Lennon and guest speaker, Jennifer Reynolds, Divorce Lawyer and founder of Fresh Legal, as they explore how Clio helps streamline the practice of family law. Click here to save your spot at this free webinar offered by Clio, a State Bar Member Discount Provider.