Board of Governors Election Results: The election of members in five Board Districts has been completed. They include Brian Y. Furuya, District 1; Hector M. Figueroa, District 3; Patrick K. Greene, District 4; Kenney F. Hegland, Dee-Dee Samet, and Jeffrey Willis, District 5; and Jim D. Smith, District 7. Learn more here.
Three Days to Apply to Represent the State Bar in the ABA House of Delegates: Apply by May 27 to be one of five Delegates who represent the State Bar of Arizona at the Midyear and Annual Meetings of the ABA House of Delegates. The Board of Governors will appoint two Delegates to serve two-year terms commencing September 2016. For candidate criteria and an application click here.
State Bar Annual Awards Are a Highlight of Convention! Check out this year's winners and honor your colleagues by attending one or both of the awards luncheons. To register for the luncheon, click here. To learn more about the awards, this year's winners, and when the awards will be presented, click here.
Apply Now for the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy: Want to get hands-on training to develop your trial skills? Taught by judges and experienced trial lawyers, the college offers 36 hours of CLE, one of which is ethics. The program is held in Phoenix and runs from August 2-6. More.
Help Your Fellow Attorneys Beat Substance Abuse: Do you know an attorney with substance abuse issues who is looking for support? There are people ready to help. Find a group on our member assistance page here or connect with a confidential Peer Support Volunteer 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.
Practice Tip: Make sure you and your client know and agree on scope of legal services. Click here for a tip from Ahern Insurance, a State Bar Member Discount Provider offering professional liability insurance.