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Arizona Attorney Magazine cover imageArizona Attorney Magazine – Award winning magazine with journal quality articles on substantive and other legal issues of interest to Arizona attorneys.

Ethics Hotline – The Ethics Hotline is a free service providing ethical guidance to all attorneys in Arizona.

Membership Directory – All attorneys who are licensed in Arizona are listed in an easy-to-use, publicly-accessible directory.

Law office management assistance program (Practice 2.0) – Provides practice management help in a variety of areas:

  • Technology
  • Business Development
  • Social Media advice
  • Free Forms and templates
  • Succession Planning
  • Startup Assistance

Mentor Program – Matches practicing lawyers and third year law students

Sections – 28 sections partially subsidized by the bar. Sections sponsor conferences, section educational programs, publish newsletters and consumer brochures, monitor legislation, as well as make recommendations to the State Bar Board of Governors.

Committees – The State Bar of Arizona has 27 standing and ad hoc committees to advise and serve the State Bar by overseeing programs, addressing current issues, and making recommendations about legal services and the administration of justice.

Member Discounts – Currently Bar members receive discounts with 25 service providers, most of which are directly related to law practice.

fastcase-box blueFastcase – Free legal research offered to all members of the Bar.

Access to Justice – The Bar currently provides logistical support helping organize volunteer attorneys for events ranging from Law Day to Veterans Stand Down and Channel 12’s Lawyers on Call

Bar Leadership Institute – The Bar Leadership Institute (BLI) is a nine-month professional development program whose mission is to foster the professional growth and enhance the leadership skills of a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers. The program prepares them to take leadership positions in both the profession and their community.

CLE – Award winning CLE program that creates seminars of specific interest to Arizona attorneys. Significantly, Bar CLE is automatically entered into a member’s record and they don’t need to keep additional paperwork.

Economics of Law Practice Survey – Every 3 years the bar does an economic survey of members learning facts ranging from salaries to college debt. This information is regularly used by courts to determine attorney fees.

Convention – The state Bar’s annual convention for attracts more than 1300 members. In 2015 nearly 50 seminars provided substantive legal training in a variety of areas.

Diversity – The Bar’s diversity initiatives include the CLE Institute (Training diverse attorneys to give CLE), Judicial Mentoring Program, CLE programs about diversity and the annual “Spring Training for Lawyers… Winning with Diversity and Inclusion”.

Arizona State Bar logoFee Arbitration – The Fee Arbitration Program is a free, voluntary program for resolving fee disputes over $500.00 between bar members and their clients, or under certain circumstances between bar members.

Government relations – Helps sections guide bills through the legislative process. The last bill brought forth by the Bar was the Arizona Entity Restructuring Act. It was proposed by the Business Law Section.

Publications – The bar publishes 25 books on a variety of Arizona topics. All are written by Arizona attorneys. About 1,000 are sold each year.

Resource Center – The resource center answers more than 20,000 calls from members and the public each year.

Rules – Provides the structure for attorneys in Arizona to propose and refine court rules.

Tucson Office – The Bar’s Tucson office provides both CLE opportunities as well as meeting space for attorneys.

YLD – The Young Lawyer Division provides networking opportunities and community outreach as well as having disaster assistance responsibilities.

Trust Account Hotline – Provides attorneys with assistance in both setting up and managing their trust accounts.

State Bar Meeting Rooms – The Phoenix office has five rooms that are available for attorneys to use for arbitration and depositions. Out of town members also use the space.

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