Final Legislative Ad Hoc Study Committee Hearing on the State Bar to be Held Monday: A final hearing where a legislative committee is looking into whether the State Bar of Arizona should be mandatory will be held on Monday, November 16 at 2 p.m. The legislature considered a bill earlier this year that would have moved lawyer regulation to the State. That bill was defeated in the Arizona House of Representatives. More.
Public Asked for Input on Candidates for Pima County Superior Court Vacancy: The Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments is asking for public input on eight candidates for a vacancy on the Pima County Superior Court created by the retirement of Judge Karen Adam. The candidates are: Justin Castillo, Thomas "Tad" Denker, Peter Hochuli, Daniel Jurkowitz, Nanette Morrow, Lee Ann Roads, Ryan Schmidt, and Anita Simons. More.
Public Asked for Input on Candidates for Arizona Supreme Court by November 18: The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments is asking for public comment on nine candidates for an opening on the Arizona Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Rebecca White Berch. Comments should be received no later than November 18 to be considered. More.
Interviews for a Future Supreme Court Justice, November 20, Starting at 8:00 AM: The Arizona Commission on Appellate Court Appointments has selected nine individuals to be interviewed for a vacancy on the Arizona Supreme Court. The interviews will be on November 20 and they are public. At the end of the meeting, the Commission members will vote on a slate of at least 3 nominees to send to Governor Ducey, who will be making his first appointment to the Arizona Supreme Court.
The Court has posted each person's application on their website. The agenda for the meeting is here. As noted on the agenda, there may be executive sessions before and after the public interviews. Interviews will be 30 minutes long and will be simulcast/webcast. The landing page for webcast and archived videos is here.
Applications Being Accepted Through November 30 for a Vacancy on the Pima County Superior Court: Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Pima County created by the appointment of Judge Christopher Staring to Division II of the Arizona Court of Appeals. More.
Become Involved in the Pinal County Merit Selection Process: Apply by January 8 to serve on the Pinal County Commission on Trial Court Appointments. Applicants must reside in Supervisorial District 4 in Pinal County. For other candidate criteria and an application form click here.
Do You Want to Help Answer Legal Questions? The Arizona Bar Foundation has launched a website that allows the public to ask personal legal questions through a secure portal. The Foundation asked us to help recruit a pool of attorneys willing to respond to the questions. Attorneys must be in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona and have malpractice insurance. Free malpractice insurance is available upon request. Attorneys will also have access to online forums and educational opportunities. Here's an opportunity to earn pro bono hours and provide access to justice! For more information please contact Kim.Bernhart@azflse.org.
Practice Management Tip from Clio: Do Not Print - A Lawyer's Guide to Going Paperless: Click here to learn the benefits of going paperless; which pieces of paper you'll need to keep; and the tools you need to take your firm digital from Clio, a State Bar Member Discount Provider.