2020 BOG Elections
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2020
Contact: Alberto Rodriguez
Five Attorneys Elected to Serve on State Bar Board
PHOENIX – June 19, 2020 – Members of the State Bar of Arizona have elected five attorneys to serve as their representatives on the Bar's Board of Governors. The Board is the governing body of the State Bar, a nonprofit association that regulates the legal profession and serves the public.
Twenty-nine people serve on the Board of Governors, including four public members who are not attorneys. Board members are elected by district on a staggered schedule. Each Board member serves a three-year term.
Below is a list of the newly elected Board members and returning incumbents. Their election was confirmed by the certification of the results reported by Votenet Solutions at a Board of Governors’ meeting.
Elected Board Members
District 1 (Apache, Coconino, Mohave, Navajo Counties)
Eric M. Ruchensky, Coconino County Attorney’s Office
District 4 (Cochise County)
D. Christopher Russell, The Russell’s Law Firm PLC
District 5 (Pima and Santa Cruz Counties)
Ted A. Schmidt, Schmidt Sethi & Akmajian
District 6 (Maricopa County)
Kelsi Taylor Lane, Davis Miles McGuire Gardner PLLC
Robert J. McWhirter, The Law Offices of Robert J. McWhirter
President, Young Lawyers Division
Jena Rae Decker-Xu, Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen and Loewy LLP
The President of the State Bar's Young Lawyers Division automatically serves as a voting Board member during his/her one-year term as YLD President.
Appointments to the Board of Governors by the Arizona Supreme Court
The Arizona Supreme Court makes 10 appointments to the Board of Governors who also serve staggered three-year terms. The following reappointments were made:
At-Large Member: Doreen N. McPaul, Attorney General, Navajo Nation Department of Justice
District Governor: David B. Rosenbaum, Osborn Maledon PA
Public Member: Jonathan F. Martone, Netrality Data Centers
About the State Bar
The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar regulates approximately 24,500 active attorneys in Arizona and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. The Bar and its members are committed to serving the public by making sure the voices of all people in Arizona are heard in our justice system.