Meet the Board of Governors Candidates: Online elections will be conducted May 4 to May 18 in five Board Districts. Eight candidates are running for seven seats (none in Maricopa County). Meet the candidates and read their bios here.
Register Now for Spring Training for Lawyers, the Most Affordable CLE Program Offered by the Bar: Spring Training for Lawyers is March 31- April 1 and offers CLE programs on Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Indian Law, Immigration Law, Employment Law, Ethics Game Show and Legal Writing. There will be a panel discussion with in house lawyers from Microsoft, Walmart, Pinnacle West and Honeywell. Single day registration rates are available. If you haven't signed up yet, please do soon � online registration ends March 28 and rates increase March 23. Register or get more information here.
Nominate a Colleague for Annual State Bar Awards by Friday: 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 form can be found here or by contacting Nina Benham at 602.340.7329 or by email at email@example.com.
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.
Become Involved in the Merit Selection Process in Pima and Pinal Counties: The application deadline is Friday, March 18 to serve on the Pima and Pinal County Commissions on Trial Court Appointments. Applicants must reside in Supervisorial District 1 in Pima County and Supervisorial District 4 in Pinal County. For other candidate criteria and an application form click here.
Are You Interested in Joining a State Bar Committee? As of February 1, we have been 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 Openings on Judicial Advisory Boards: Applications are being accepted through March 23 for vacancies on the City of Avondale and Mesa Judicial Advisory Boards and City of Peoria Judicial Selection Advisory Board. Click here for more information.
Applications Being Accepted for a Vacancy on the Pinal County Superior Court: Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Pinal County created by the retirement of Judge Gilberto Figueroa. Click here for more information.
Applications Being Accepted for a Vacancy on the Pima County Superior Court: Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Pima County Superior Court created by the retirement of Judge Stephen Villarreal. Click here for more information.
Applications Being Accepted for a Vacancy on the Yuma County Superior Court: Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Yuma County Superior Court created by the retirement of Judge John N. Nelson. Click here for more information.
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.
Should Your Firm Offer a 'Financial Wellness' Program? Human resources experts have concluded that the inability of employees to manage their personal finances negatively impacts a company's performance. Read more here from John Driscoll & Associates, a State Bar Member Discount Provider.