Appointments Committee


Recommend to the Board of Governors the appointment of members to fill openings on state-wide boards, committees and commissions. Achieve a "balance" in all appointments as they relate to each voluntary professional activity, i.e., age, gender, geography, ethnicity, area of practice. Time Commitment: The Committee meets approximately 7 times per year, usually for 2 hours. 

The Committee and the Board of Governors consider all aspects of diversity in their recommendations and appointments.

For more information contact:

Carrie Sherman
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266

Professional Volunteer Opportunities

The State Bar Appointments Committee is currently accepting applications from Active Members to fill the following upcoming vacancies.  Application forms are due at the State Bar office by the deadlines noted and can be obtained by contacting Carrie Sherman at Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org or 602.340.7201.  Click on the link below to download an attorney (or non-attorney public member) application form.

The Standing Appointments Committee and the Board of Governors consider all aspects of diversity in their recommendations and appointments.

Attorney Application Form here.

Non-Attorney Public Member Application Form here.

The Board of Governors will address openings on the following entities during 2020-2021:

• American Bar Association House of Delegates
• Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness
• Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations
• City of Phoenix Judicial Selection Advisory Board
• City of Surprise Judicial Selection Advisory Commission
• City of Tempe Judicial Advisory Board
• Client Protection Fund Board of Trustees
• DNA-People's Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors
• Public Member - State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization

The Board of Governors' Special Constitutional Appointments Committee recruits and screen applicants for the following judicial nominating commissions (go to https://www.azbar.org/about-us/board-of-governors/board-committees/special-constitutional-appointments-committee/):

• Arizona Commission on Appellate Court Appointments
• Coconino County Commission on Trial Court Appointments
• Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments
• Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments
• Pinal County Commission on Trial Court Appointments

For more information about these professional volunteer positions, contact Carrie Sherman at Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org or at (602) 340-7201.

Appointments Agendas

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Appointments Minutes

DNA-People's Legal Services Board of Directors - Application Deadline November 4, 2020

Purpose: This 24-member Board provides direction to the largest Native American legal services program in the country. The State Bar of Arizona is allotted three seats on the Board. Since its inception in 1967, DNA, a non-profit corporation, has pursued an aggressive program of legal advocacy for the disadvantaged, has actively promoted community legal education, and has been instrumental in the advancement of the Navajo Nation’s court system, which serves as a model for tribes across the nation.

Openings: One appointment will be made by the State Bar’s Board of Governors.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: Applicants must be Active Members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona. The DNA Board of Directors meets quarterly.

Length of Term: Four years commencing January 2021.

An application form must be submitted to the State Bar by November 4, 2020.  For additional information contact Carrie Sherman at 602.340.7201 or Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org.