If you were recently admitted in Arizona or registered as an in-house counsel, welcome to Arizona's legal community! You can expect your bar card within two weeks of admission. 

Based on feedback from our newest members, here are some quick tips to get you started.

Critical Dates

While the State Bar will send you electronic reminders about these dates, we suggest you calendar them. All dates, except for the Annual Convention and CLE by the Sea, remain the same each year.

February 1 Annual Membership Fees Due
June 16-18, 2021   Annual Convention, Westin La Paloma, Tucson
June 30 Deadline for Completing MCLE Educational Year Requirements
July 1 MCLE Educational Year Begins
July 7-10, 2021 [CANCELLED] CLE by the Sea, Hotel del Coronado, San Diego
September 15 MCLE Affidavits Due
December Annual Membership Fees Statement available for online filing

Welcome Orientation

New members and in-house counsel are invited to attend a Welcome Orientation at the State Bar offices in Phoenix or Tucson. Orientations are held in Phoenix and in Tucson. An invitation will be emailed to you approximately six weeks prior to the program.

The orientation includes an overview of the State Bar's programs and services, how to find answers to your questions on ethics, an explanation of the lawyer regulation system and MCLE requirements, and an introduction to professionalism.

For more information contact Alberto Rodriguez at 602.340.7337 or alberto.rodriguez@staff.azbar.org.

Member Services

With a commitment of respect and service, the State Bar of Arizona's Member Services division is Arizona’s leader in providing the legal community and the public with access to resources, education, and networks of professionals.

You can download the Member Services Guide for future reference.

Free Section Membership

New members and in-house counsel are entitled to one year of FREE membership in a section. Section membership is for a calendar year and dues are not prorated. To get the most out of this benefit, register in late December so that your membership begins on January 1.

For questions and to register, please contact Betty Flores at 602.340.7215.

Free Help For Starting or Managing Your Practice

Need help starting a new practice? Looking for advice about how to manage your existing practice? Contact Practice 2.0, the Bar’s free, confidential practice management program for assistance.  Call us at 602.340.7332.