Did You Miss the February 1 Deadline to File Your State Bar Annual Statement and Dues? You can still file, but late filing fees are now in effect. Your 2016 statement is available for you to complete, review and submit online at www.azbar.org/fees. A paper statement will not be mailed to you. Payment can be made by credit card or E-check through the Bar's secure website. When you submit your statement and submit dues online, your receipt will include a temporary Bar Card for use until the permanent one is mailed to you. More.
Nominate a Colleague for Annual State Bar Awards: Here's your chance to see that your colleagues, deserving of recognition, receive their just rewards. Nominations for the 2016 State Bar awards are now being accepted through March 18, 2016 at 5 p.m. More.
State Bar Seeks Public Board Member From Outlying Counties: The State Bar of Arizona's Board of Governors is accepting applications from non-lawyers from outlying counties to fill one seat on its Board. The application deadline is Friday, March 18, 2016. Participation of public members is essential to the State Bar's mission of serving the public and its efforts of making sure the people of Arizona have a strong voice in the legal system. An application form must be submitted to the State Bar by Friday, March 18, 2016. The criteria and form can be found here or by contacting Nina Benham at 602.340.7329 or by email at email@example.com.
Become Involved in the Merit Selection Process in Pima and Pinal Counties: The application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 18 to serve on the Pima or Pinal County Commission on Trial Court Appointments. Applicants must reside in the county of which they are applying. For other candidate criteria and an application form click here.
Are You Interested in Joining a State Bar Committee? As of February 1, we are accepting applications for the 28 standing and ad hoc committees that advise and serve the State Bar of Arizona. Applications must be received no later than March 29, 2016. To learn more about the various committees and to fill out an application click here.
Members Encouraged to Apply for One of Three Judicial Volunteer Opportunities: Applications are being accepted through March 23 for vacancies on the City of Avondale and Mesa Judicial Advisory Board's and City of Peoria Judicial Selection Advisory Board. Click here for more information.
Commission Invites Public to Comment on Performance of Justices and Judges on 2016 General Election Ballot: The Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review will hold public hearings to take comments from the public about the judges on the 2016 retention election ballot. For more information on dates, locations, and times of the public hearings, click here.
Help Consumers by Writing Law-Related Tips! The State Bar of Arizona seeks attorneys in all practice areas to offer consumer tips via its social media platforms. We'll be sharing tidbits of information to help consumers begin addressing their legal issues associated with family law, landlord/tenant, estate planning, personal injury, immigration, and DUI among others. If you're interested, email Alberto Rodriguez for more information.
Share Your Good News with Us! Have you recently been recognized for contributions you make to the communities you serve? Did your firm raise money for charity over the holidays? Are you a leader who is being recognized for advancing the legal profession? If so, we want to hear about it! Email Alberto Rodriguez to be considered for inclusion in a future issue of eLegal under Member News.
Do You Hire Experts? The annual Arizona Attorney magazine Expert Witness Guide is now available, featuring nearly 100 industry, technical and professional experts in 150 categories. You should have received it in the mail with the March 2016 issue of Arizona Attorney magazine. View it online at www.azbar.org/AZAttorney. You can also search for experts by name or keyword at the State Bar of Arizona's 'Find an Expert' online Directory, at www.azbar.org/membertools/findanexpert.
Register Now for ABA TECHSHOW 2016 Conference and EXPO: Where can you find the latest technology to help your growing law practice? Try the 30th Annual ABA TECHSHOW, being held at the Hilton Chicago from March 16-19. State Bar of Arizona members get a discount on registration by using the Event Promoter code EP1614. For more information and to register, click here.
Volunteer Writing Opportunity: Law in Everyday Life! The Arizona Bar Foundation has created a new tool that makes it easy for lawyers to become guest writers for one of their four legal websites: Lawforkids.org, LawforSeniors.org., LawforVeterans.org and AzLawHelp.org. Over 67,000 unique individuals view their websites ever month. Interested? Go to probono.azbf.org and click on guest writer. Looking for other pro bono opportunities? Check out the rest of the site to see what is available. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Bernhart at Kim.firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Lean Legal Guide - Techniques for the Agile Lawyer: A growing number of attorneys are turning to a set of project management and process improvement techniques commonly known as "Agile." This guide is a brief primer on Agile and three specific Agile techniques to begin improving your practice immediately. Read more about it here from State Bar Member Discount Provider Clio.