Get Involved Now—Join a State Bar Committee!
ADVISORY COMMITTEES are charged by the Board of Governors with providing advice and recommendations concerning Bar policy and programs.
Arizona Attorney Magazine Editorial Board
The Board advises the Editor on substantive and other articles in Arizona
Works toward improving the image of attorneys and coordinating Bar-wide
organizational communication efforts. Sponsors projects to improve lawyer/
client relations, lawyer/media relations and public understanding of the law.
Continuing Legal Education
Provides advice and recommendations regarding seminar developments,
the annual program curriculum, publications and alternative methods of
delivering affordable, statewide CLE.
Works with the Convention Coordinator and State Bar staff to organize
educational and social events for the annual State Bar Convention. Members
are expected to take on leadership roles at Convention events.
Advises on matters relating to the registration of in-house counsel and the education and representation
of State Bar members who practice law as in-house counsel.
Studies and recommends ways to meet the legal needs of the poor and near-poor in Arizona.
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-experienced attorneys.
Military Legal Assistance
Addresses legal issues and needs associated with military personnel and veterans and their families in
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.
Persons With Disabilities in the Legal Profession
Provides resources for students and lawyers with disabilities and their employers; provides education on
disability issues; studies accessibility of court facilities; provides personal and situational mentors.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
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.
OPERATIONAL COMMITTEES are charged by the
Board of Governors with specific responsibilities
to assess and resolve matters for which the Board
Oversees the State Bar’s free, voluntary fee arbitration program, which is staffed by a State Bar
employee; reviews and appoints arbitrators to
hear cases; members often serve as arbitrators;
arbitrators hold hearings and issue binding
awards in assigned matters. The committee especially needs members and arbitrators who practice criminal law and/or speak Spanish.
Boards, Committees and
(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 ( www.azbar.org/
locked.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 Peoria 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, Pinal
County Commission on Trial Court Appointments); State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors (nonlawyer, public members).
CommitteeApplication. Deadline: March 29, 2016