Zia Trust, Inc.
The Advisors’ Trust Company®
• 30+ years of trust administration experience
• Experienced in family trusts, conservatorships, estate settlements, special needs trusts, IRAs
• Served families and individuals in the Phoenix area for the past 18 years
• Serving Central, Southern, and Northern Arizona from our Phoenix office
• Graduate of the University of Iowa
• Certified Trust and Financial advisor (CTFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP),
Arizona Licensed Fiduciary, National Certified Guardian, Certified IRA Specialist (CISP)
Kathy Moriarty We work alongside your client’s investment advisor
Kathy Moriarity – Vice President and Sr. Trust Officer
Zia Trust is pleased to announce that Kathy has joined our team to serve Arizona families and
NEWS FOR MEMBERS PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The State Bar Appointments Committee is currently accepting applications from active members in good standing to fill the following upcoming vacancies. Application forms are due at the State Bar office by Friday, Wednesday, September 7, 2016, and can be obtained by calling Nina Benham in the
State Bar at (602) 340-7329. An application form also may be downloaded from the Bar’s website www.azbar.org (click on: For Lawyers/Sections and
The Standing Appointments Committee and the Board of Governors consider all aspects of diversity in their recommendations and appointments.
Purpose: The committee members are responsible for the investigation
and recommendation of applicants for admission to the practice of law in
Arizona. Committee members review all applications which total approximately 1,200 per year and attend hearings for further investigation of applicants.
Openings: One appointment will be made by the Arizona Supreme Court.
The State Bar Board of Governors is asked to submit three nominations per
opening to the Court for its ultimate selection.
Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: Committee members must possess
the time, skill and patience to review confidential detailed reports of background investigations into financial, criminal, civil, employment, disciplinary and academic matters. Committee members must have the ability
to marshal and present evidence, examine witnesses and write clear, concise
and well-reasoned findings and recommendations when required. Committee members must understand the importance of applying the Supreme
Court Rules pertaining to this process consistently and fairly.
Arizona Supreme Court Committee on
Character and Fitness
Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Communication with Court staff and other committee members is encouraged and expected. Applicants should describe prior experience with regulation or discipline of professionals, and their views on the observance of an
attorney’s professional ethical obligations, on their application. Applicants
who currently serve or have served within the past two years as law school
faculty (including adjunct) at one of Arizona’s accredited law schools shall
not be considered if such service could give rise to significant conflicts of
interest regarding their duty to the Supreme Court to review and evaluate
the character and fitness of their current or former students.
The committee conducts at least one formal hearing monthly in Phoenix. Members are expected to participate in each formal hearing. Members must also participate in one or more informal hearings per month
held throughout the state on an as-needed basis. In addition, each member is assigned several applicant files for independent review each month.
Between file review and hearings/business meetings, members devote an
average of about 25 hours per month to their committee responsibilities.
Mileage is paid for any members residing outside Maricopa County, but
there is no other compensation for service as a committee member.
Term: Initial appointment of four years, with the possibility of reappointment.