State Bar Offices Closed for Holiday: The State Bar of Arizona will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4 and will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 7 for the 2015 Labor Day Holiday.
File MCLE Affidavits Before Sept. 15 Deadline: You don't need to wait! Online filing for your 2014-15 MCLE affidavit is available now. Filing deadline is no later than Sept. 15, 2015. You may access your personalized CLE tracking page and MCLE affidavit on the members' website by clicking here.
Nominees for Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals Announced: The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments has recommended five nominees to Governor Doug Ducey for an opening on Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals. The opening was created by the retirement of Judge Virginia Kelly. More.
Attorney Devin Andrich Disbarred for Negligence and Defrauding Clients: On Sept. 24, 2014, a Supreme Court Hearing Panel rendered its decision to disbar Devin Andrich from the practice of law, which was then challenged with an appeal. Because he failed to file an opening brief, the Arizona Supreme Court dismissed his appeal on April 23, 2015, and the Presiding Disciplinary Judge issued his final judgement and order of disbarment on May 21, 2015. More.
Final Report Heralds Possible Changes to State Bar Governance: The Task Force on the Review of the Role and Governance Structure of the State Bar of Arizona has posted a final report on its findings and recommendations. The Task Force, chaired by Justice Rebecca White Berch, met multiple times over the past 13 months to study the structure and function of the State Bar of Arizona, and to consider possible changes to the State Bar's mission and governance. Read the report here.
Help a Veteran at Glendale Stand Up Event: The State Bar of Arizona is seeking volunteer attorneys to offer free legal advice to veterans at the Glendale Stand Up event on Sept. 26. We are seeking volunteers who can offer free legal advice in the following areas: family law, bankruptcy law, landlord/tenant issues, and wills and trusts. If you would like more information, or to volunteer, please contact Alberto Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Share Your Opinion on Insurance Bad Faith Instructions by Sept. 30: Members are being asked to share their comments on Proposed Revisions to Insurance Bad Faith Instructions. View the revised instructions here. Comments should be sent to email@example.com by the Sept. 30 deadline.
Arizona Black Bar to Host 2015 Hayzel B. Daniels Scholarship Awards Dinner in October: Join the Arizona Black Bar as it hosts the 2015 Hayzel B. Daniels Scholarship Awards Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 22. This year, the Arizona Black Bar features keynote address by Rose McKinney-James, one of the nation's foremost experts on solar energy. More.
Join the Bar Flys for a Full or Half Marathon and Get Half Off of the Registration Fee! Arizona's legal community is coming together for the seventh consecutive year to run in the P. F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon "Rock Corporate," to be held on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. For more, click here.
Don't Miss the NABA-AZ Seven Generations Awards Dinner and Silent Auction: Join the Native American Bar Association of Arizona as they recognize deserving individuals at the seventh annual Seven Generations Awards Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, Sept. 26. For more information or to purchase your tickets, click here.
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