Immigration and Estate Planning Attorneys, We Need You! The State Bar's Law Day Legal Aid Clinics are this Saturday and we still need a few immigration and estate planning attorneys to help us, help the community! The clinics will be held in Phoenix and Glendale this Saturday, April 29 in celebration of Law Day. The 2017 Law Day Legal Aid Clinics are part of an annual program that connects the legal community with the public to provide FREE civil legal help. Email Alberto Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're willing to help!
State Bar Convention Attracts National Speakers: The State Bar of Arizona Convention seminars are known for their outstanding speakers. This year is no exception. In addition to the highly-talented presenters from our own sections and committees, we're also proud to welcome some well-known speakers from around the country. See which programs fit into your schedule. More.
Get to Know the 2017 Board of Governors Candidates: The online Board election will launch May 4. In District 6/Maricopa County, 20 candidates are vying for nine seats. In District 8/Pinal County, the incumbent is running unopposed. Meet the candidates here.
Represent the State Bar of Arizona in the ABA House of Delegates: Apply by May 3 to serve as an ABA Delegate. The control and administration of the ABA is vested in the House of Delegates, the policy-making body of the association. The House meets twice each year, at the ABA Annual and Midyear Meetings. One of the two appointments must be a young lawyer. For candidate criteria and an application click here.
Community Legal Services Board Vacancy: Apply by May 3 to serve on the CLS Board of Directors. The Board is the policy-making body of the organization, working collectively to ensure the fiscal integrity of the program, establish substantive law "priorities" and enhance the organization's standing within the community. For candidate criteria and an application click here.
Attorneys in Pinal County Needed to Help with Merit Selection Process: Attorneys in Pinal County Needed to Help with Merit Selection Process: Apply to serve on the Pinal County Commission on Trial Court Appointments. Applicants must reside in Pinal County Supervisorial District 2. The Commission screens judicial applicants and submit nominations to the Governor for his ultimate appointment to fill positions on the Pinal Superior Court bench. Applications accepted until the position is filled. For candidate criteria and an application click here.
Temporary Closure of Court of Appeals Division One Public Service Counter and Document Viewing Room: The Court of Appeals, Division One will be remodeling the public document viewing room. During this time, the regular public service counter location will be closed. Individuals needing assistance and/or access to Court of Appeals Division One documents will be routed to the Arizona Supreme Court public service counter. Court of Appeals staff will be available at the Supreme Court location (on the 4th floor of the same State Courts Building) to assist Court of Appeals customers. The remodel project began on Monday, April 17 and is expected to last approximately three weeks.
Pima County Superior Court Judicial Nominees Announced: The Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments has recommended five candidates to Governor Doug Ducey for an opening on the Pima County Superior Court. Learn who they are by clicking here.
Applications Being Accepted for Three Judicial Vacancies in Outlying Counties: Governor Ducey has begun accepting applications for judicial vacancies in Mohave, Yavapai and Yuma counties. Each vacancy has an application deadline, Mohave's being the earliest on May 4, 2017. To learn more about the judicial vacancies, click here.
Formal Charges Filed Against Moon Valley Justice of the Peace: The Commission on Judicial Conduct announced today that a hearing to consider formal charges of judicial misconduct against Moon Valley Justice of the Peace Andrew Hettinger on May 15, 2017. The formal charges allege that Judge Hettinger violated numerous rules governing the conduct of judges during his election campaign in 2016. Read more on the charges here.
Drive Fore Justice Golf Tournament: The Arizona Bar Foundation is hosting their 3rd annual golf tournament�Drive Fore Justice�on May 20 at Moon Valley Country Club. Sign up for a fun day of golf, prizes and dinner by clicking here!
State Bar's Leadership Institute Seeks New Generation of Leaders: We're looking for future leaders to participate in the Bar Leadership Institute. Is this your year? Find out for yourself how the BLI can foster your professional growth and enhance your leadership skills. The application deadline is June 23, 2017. More information and the online application form are available 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.
Practice Tip - Be Careful When Entering Into Tolling Agreements: Click here for information from State Bar Member Discount provider Ahern Insurance, a professional liability insurance brokerage firm.