State Bar Seeks Public Board From Outlying Counties

The State Bar of Arizona’s Board of Governors is accepting applications from non-lawyers from outlying counties to fill one seat on its Board. The application deadline is Friday, March 18, 2016.  A total of four public members, who serve three-year terms, sit on the 30-member Board. 

The Board establishes the policies of the association.

Applicants for the public member position may be from any county within Arizona except Maricopa County and:

Must be at least 21 years of age Must have resided in Arizona for at least 3 years May not be an active or inactive member of any bar association May not have, other than as a consumer, a financial interest in the practice of law

Individuals with experience in human resources or accounting, or who have previous experience serving on professional boards, are especially encouraged to apply.

Members of the Board of Governors attend approximately ten all-day meetings each year. Meetings are usually held on the third Friday of the month at the State Bar’s office in Phoenix. Preparation in advance of the meetings, including review of related materials, is essential. In addition, members attend the Bar’s annual convention in June and a two-day retreat in July. Board members also serve on standing Board committees. Travel and meal expenses are paid for all meetings, but there is no other compensation for service as a Board member.

An application form must be submitted to the State Bar by Friday, March 18, 2016. The form can be found online at lawyers/sectionsandcommittees/committees/appointments or by contacting Nina Benham at 602.340.7329 or by email at

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