State Bar of Arizona seeking non-lawyers for Board of Governors

The State Bar of Arizona’s Board of Governors is accepting applications until March 22 from non-lawyers to fill four seats on its board. Participation of public members is essential, a press release claims, to the State Bar’s mission of serving and protecting the public with respect to the provision of legal services and access to […]

Judge suspends Phoenix attorney for client abandonment

The presiding disciplinary judge of the Arizona Supreme Court has ordered that Phoenix attorney Christopher S. Short be suspended for two years after abandoning clients and failing to comply with a State Bar of Arizona investigation, according to a release. Mr. Short was paid a flat fee by a client to resolve an informal probate […]

Find-a-Lawyer offers free attorney referral service online

The State Bar of Arizona recently launched a digital platform called Find-a-Lawyer, an interactive website where you can summarize your case for free and request an attorney anonymously. “We trust that the new Find-a-Lawyer platform will simplify consumer efforts to find attorneys in Arizona, as well as expand access to pro bono, reduced fee, and […]

Michael R. Scheurich is elected to third term on executive council

Michael R. Scheurich, a member partner in the Phoenix office of Dickinson Wright, is elected to a three-year term on the executive council of the State Bar of Arizona Real Property Section. This is Mr. Scheurich’s third term on the executive council where he previously served as member and co-chair, according to a press release. […]

Holt: fight at Legislature hangs State Bar in the balance

You might be interested in a fight going on in the Legislature for the last few years. It’s about whether or not all attorneys in Arizona should have to belong to the State Bar of Arizona. Now this isn’t not about depriving the Supreme Court of its ability to suspend or disbar lawyers. The court […]