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Appointments Committee

Mission

Recommend to the Board of Governors the appointment of members to fill openings on state-wide boards, committees and commissions. Achieve a "balance" in all appointments as they relate to each voluntary professional activity, i.e., age, gender, geography, ethnicity, area of practice. Time Commitment: The Committee meets approximately 7 times per year, usually for 2 hours. 

The Committee and the Board of Governors consider all aspects of diversity in their recommendations and appointments.

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For more information contact:

Carrie Sherman
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266
602.340.7201
Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org


Professional Volunteer Opportunities (see below)

The State Bar Appointments Committee is currently accepting applications from Active Members to fill the following upcoming vacancies.  Application forms are due at the State Bar office by the deadlines noted and can be obtained by contacting Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org or calling 602.340.7201.  Click on the link below to download an attorney (or non-attorney public member) application form.

The Standing Appointments Committee and the Board of Governors consider all aspects of diversity in their recommendations and appointments.

Attorney Application Form here.

Non-Attorney Public Member Application Form here.

The Board of Governors will address openings on the following entities during 2022-2023:

• American Bar Association House of Delegates
• Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct
• Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness
• Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations
• City of Peoria Judicial Selection Advisory Board
• City of Scottsdale Judicial Appointments Advisory Board
• Client Protection Fund Board of Trustees
• Community Legal Services Board of Directors
• DNA-People’s Legal Services Inc. Board of Directors
• Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Trustees Council
• State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors – Public Member

The Board of Governors' Special Constitutional Appointments Committee recruits and screens applicants for the following judicial nominating commissions (go to https://www.azbar.org/about-us/board-of-governors/board-committees/special-constitutional-appointments-committee/):

• Arizona Commission on Appellate Court Appointments
• Coconino County Commission on Trial Court Appointments
• Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments
• Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments
• Pinal County Commission on Trial Court Appointments

For more information about these professional volunteer positions, contact Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org or call 602.340.7201.

ABA House of Delegates - Application Deadline October 26, 2022

Purpose: Delegates represent the State Bar of Arizona at the Annual and Midyear Meetings of the American Bar Association House of Delegates. The State Bar reimburses only that portion of Delegate expenses relating to that portion of the House’s agenda which addresses the regulation of the profession and improving the quality of legal services.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: Per policy, applicants must be Active Members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona. Judicial, retired, and inactive members are welcome to apply but must change their membership to “active” in order to be eligible. The successful candidates must also be members of, and in good standing with, the ABA throughout their tenure as Delegates. The Delegates regularly appear before the Board of Governors to report on House of Delegates’ activities.

Openings: One appointment will be made by the State Bar's Board of Governors.

Term: Through August 2024.

Application deadline: October 26, 2022

Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct - Application Deadline October 26, 2022

Purpose: This 11-member Commission (six judicial members appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court; three non-lawyer public members appointed by the Governor; and two State Bar members appointed by the Board of Governors) investigates complaints about alleged unethical conduct by Arizona judges and prosecutes and resolves formal charges of alleged judicial misconduct. Additional information regarding the Commission may be found at Article 6.1 of the Constitution of the State of Arizona and on the Commission’s website at www.azcourts.gov/azcjc.

Openings: One appointment will be made by the State Bar's Board of Governors.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: Per policy, applicants must be Active Members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona. Judicial, retired, and inactive members are welcome to apply but must change their membership to “active” in order to be eligible. Applicants must be admitted to practice law before the Arizona Supreme Court for not less than five years. The Commission meets in-person in Phoenix four times per year and holds telephonic meetings three times per year. Commission members also review weekly consent agendas and serve on investigative panels and formal hearing panels.

Term: Six years commencing January 2023.

Application deadline: October 26, 2022

DNA-People's Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors - Application Deadline October 26, 2022

Purpose: This 24-member Board provides direction to the largest Native American legal services program in the country. The State Bar of Arizona is allotted three seats on the Board. Since its inception in 1967, DNA, a non-profit corporation, has pursued an aggressive program of legal advocacy for the disadvantaged, has actively promoted community legal education, and has been instrumental in the advancement of the Navajo Nation’s court system, which serves as a model for tribes across the nation.

Openings: Two appointments will be made by the State Bar’s Board of Governors.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: Per policy, applicants must be Active Members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona. Judicial, retired, and inactive members are welcome to apply but must change their membership to “active” in order to be eligible. The DNA Board of Directors meets quarterly.

Term: Four years commencing January 2023.

Application deadline: October 26, 2022

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