Lisa Loo Becomes State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors President: The State Bar of Arizona has announced the election of Lisa Loo as the 85th president of its Board of Governors. The board also announced the election of Alex B. Vakula as President-Elect, Jeffrey Willis as First Vice President, Steven A. Hirsch as Second Vice President, and Brian Y. Furuya as Secretary/Treasurer. More.
File MCLE Affidavits Before September 15 Deadline: You don't need to wait! Online filing for your 2015-16 MCLE affidavit is available now. Filing deadline is no later than September 15, 2016. You may access your personalized CLE tracking page and MCLE affidavit on the members website by clicking here.
Judicial Nominees for Maricopa County Superior Court Announced: The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments has recommended 11 candidates to Governor Doug Ducey for three openings on the Maricopa County Superior Court. View the nominees here.
Less Than a Week Left to Apply for Two New Positions on the Arizona Supreme Court: Applications are still being accepted for two new positions on the Arizona Supreme Court. The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees for each position to Governor Doug Ducey. Applications must be submitted by 3 p.m. on August 8. More.
Applications Being Accepted for a Vacancy on the Maricopa County Superior Court: Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by the retirement of Judge Kristin C. Hoffman. Applications must be recieved by 3 p.m. on August 31, 2016. More.
Attorney Michael R. Golder Disbarred for Failing to Perform Services for Clients: Attorney Michael R. Golder of Tempe was disbarred from the State Bar of Arizona after admitting to allegations of misconduct. More.
Phoenix Attorney Andrea E. Mouser Suspended for Three Years: Attorney Andrea E. Mouser of Phoenix was suspended for three years after failing to effectively represent her clients and continuing to practice law while serving an earlier suspension. More.
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.
Keep Sharing 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: Free one-hour webinar at 10 a.m. on August 10: Learn about the role of self-directed brokerage accounts within retirement plans. Click to here register. This free webinar is presented by ABA Retirement Funds.