State Bar Closed on Thursday and Friday: The State Bar of Arizona's Phoenix and Tucson offices will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, 2016 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, November 28, 2016.
In Pima County? Apply for a Vacancy on the Superior Court by Next Wednesday: Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Pima County created by the retirement of Judge Carmine Cornelio. Applications must be submitted by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Learn more here.
Launching Soon: New Legal-News Source Daily 5: Curiosity and two minutes are all you need to enjoy the Daily 5, an innovative source of news stories from the staff of Arizona Attorney Magazine. Read more here about how this email news feed will inform your legal world.
Justice for All Task Force Publishes Report and Recommendations: The Fair Justice for All Task Force established by Chief Justice Scott Bales via Adminstrative Order has published its report and recommendations regarding court-ordered fines, penalties, fees, and pretrial release policies. Read the report and recommendations here.
Phoenix Attorney Peter K. Strojnik Suspended for Threatening Opposing Party With Public Shaming: Attorney Peter K. Strojnik of Phoenix was suspended for 30 days after using inappropriate means to compel a settlement. More.
Attorney Edward W. Matchett of Douglas Reinstated to the Practice of Law: The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court ordered that Edward W. Matchett of Douglas be reinstated as an active member of the State Bar of Arizona. More.
Judge Robert J. Higgins Appointed to Presiding Judge for Navajo County: The Arizona Supreme Court has appointed Robert J. Higgins to the post of Presiding Judge for Navajo County. On January 1, 2017, he will succeed Presiding Judge Michala Ruechel, who will remain on the bench. The Presiding Judge has administrative authority over all courts, judicial officers, and court employees in Navajo County. More.
Order Your Copy of the 2016 Economics of Law Practice in Arizona! Learn how members responded to our questions about hourly billing rates, total compensation, and amenities and benefits being offered by Arizona's law firms. This report was last published in 2013, so it's time to see how economic changes have affected our professional lives today. Order online at azbar.org/ordereconimicsreport. For more information email Pat Giallanza.
Get Your Registration Reduced for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in January! Arizona's legal community is coming together for the eighth consecutive year to run in the Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K "Rock Corporate," to be held on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. This year, you can also run in the 5K on Saturday, January 14, 2017. For more, 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.
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 - "Fiduciary Duties and the Modern Lawyer": Attend this free one-hour webinar on Decemer 14 at 11 a.m. covering proper ways to engage in business with a client to serve their fiduciary relationship, and more. Click here to register or for more information. Presented by attorney Claude Ducloux, from State Bar Member Discount Provider LawPay.