Mandatory Continuing Legal
Provides advice and recommendations regarding the interpretation of the MCLE Rules and
Regulations. Oversees the annual reporting,
annual audit, suspension and reinstatement
process regarding the MCLE requirements.
A confidential program providing assistance to
members and law students who have problems
with alcoholism, drug addiction, mental health
and other stress-related problems.
Oversight committee for the Mentor Program.
Provides experienced attorneys as mentors to
answer substantive and procedural questions
and offers management ideas for less-experi-enced attorneys.
Military Legal Assistance
Addresses legal issues and needs associated with
military personnel and veterans and their fami-
lies in Arizona.
Minorities and Women in the Law
Studies issues of concern to minority and
women lawyers and develops programs to
encourage the advancement of minorities and
women in the law.
Committee members resolve professionalism
complaints received by the Bar that do not evidence a violation of the Rules of Professional
Conduct. Members should be able to devote
approximately five hours per month to the
Committee. Applicants are needed throughout
the state in all areas of practice. Applicants
must be active members in good standing with
the Bar who have practiced law or served in a
judicial capacity for at least 10 years, demonstrate some experience in resolving ethical
issues and have held Bar and/or community
Persons With Disabilities in the
Provides resources for students and lawyers
with disabilities and their employers; provides
education on disability issues; studies accessibility of court facilities; provides personal and
Provides assistance reviewing and delivering
the Professionalism Course and advises on
ways to enhance the professionalism of lawyers
and the profession.
Rules of Professional Conduct
Provides telephone ethics advice and written
ethics opinions to help lawyers comply with
the Rules of Professional Conduct; proposes
and comments on petitions to amend those
rules; provides or contributes to professional
education programs on ethical issues.
Sexual Orientation and
Addresses situations and problems regarding
discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression within
the legal profession and the justice system.
Addresses challenges and opportunities arising
from the ever-increasing effects of technology
on the practice of law. The committee acts as
the Bar’s primary body for the consideration of
all technology issues affecting the practice of
law and the members of the Bar.
Unauthorized Practice of
Reviews and comments on proposed rule and
statute changes that may implicate the unauthorized practice of law and the multijurisdic-tional practice of law; provides professional and
consumer education programs and reviews
and comments on other consumer protection
options in the provision of legal services;
reviews UPL inquiries and provides written
advisory opinions on those issues.
Fill out the online application at www.azbar.org.
Deadline: April 16, 2014
Boards, Committees and Commissions
(see pp. 22-23 of the Membership Directory for the schedule of openings
and candidate criteria)
Recommends members to serve on statewide/national boards, committees
and commissions that have designated State Bar seats.
A separate application (602-340-7329, http://www.azbar.org/media/
182160/attyvlntrapp.pdf) is required to serve on the following: ABA House of
Delegates; Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct; Arizona Commission
on Judicial Performance Review; Arizona Foundation for Legal Services &
Education Board of Directors; Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character
and Fitness; Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations; City of
Avondale Judicial Advisory Board; City of Glendale Judicial Selection Advisory
Board; City of Mesa Judicial Selection Advisory Board; City of Phoenix Judicial
Selection Advisory Board; City of Scottsdale Judicial Appointments Advisory
Board; City of Surprise Judicial Selection Advisory Commission; City of Tempe
Judicial Advisory Board; Client Protection Fund Board of Trustees; Community
Legal Services Board of Directors;; DNA–People’s Legal Services, Inc. Board of
Directors; Judicial Nominating Commissions (Commission on Appellate Court
Appointments, Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments,
Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments); State Bar of Arizona
Board of Governors (nonlawyer, public members).