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Arizona State Bar Seeks Public Board Member

Sedona AZ (July 10, 2017) – The State Bar of Arizona’s Board of Governors is accepting applications from non-lawyers to fill one seat on its Board. Because the Board already has representatives from Maricopa County, applicants must be from a different Arizona county.

The application deadline is Friday, August 25, 2017. Participation of public members is essential to the State Bar’s mission of serving and protecting the public with respect to the provision of legal services and access to justice, and its efforts of making sure the people of Arizona have a strong voice in the legal system.

A total of four public members, who serve three-year terms, sit on the 30-member Board. The Board establishes the vision, strategic priorities and policies of the association and ensures that there are sufficient resources for its management and operations.

Applicants for the public member positions 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 finance, or who have previous experience serving on professional boards or in the consumer protection field, are especially encouraged to apply.

Members of the Board of Governors attend approximately eight half-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 Fri., Aug. 25, 2017. The form can be found online or by contacting Nina Benham at (602) 340-7329 or at Nina.Benham@staff.azbar.org.

The State Bar of Arizona is a nonprofit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar includes approximately 24,500 active attorneys and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. Since 1933, the Bar and its members have been committed to serving the public by making sure the voices of all people in Arizona are heard in our justice system.

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  1. Gary Chamberlain says:

    Hey SedonaEyE.com,

    Thanks for your anti-litter support over the years. I thought your readers might want to explore what we’re doing with our Arizona-Born, Raised-In-America anti-litter effort.

    The North Carolina Litter-Free Coalition is “Empowering Our Youth”.

    Our youth are our future anti-litter messengers for restoring the beauty to America the Beautiful. Litter has a negative impact on the image and economy of every community in any state.

    What we are doing:

    The North Carolina Litter-Free Coalition is restoring the beauty to America the Beautiful through education, awareness and encouraging all schools in North Carolina to participate in the America the Beautiful effort.

    The North Carolina Litter-Free Coalition is contacting K-12 school administrators and teachers that will conduct four school campus cleanups and one “Anti-Litter- Earth Day” poster contests in each school year to promote “PRIDE” in self, school, community and country.

    The North Carolina Litter-Free Coalition is encouraging school campus cleanups prior to the third Saturday of February, May, August and November.

    Anti-litter poster contests are encouraged prior to “Earth Day” and all posters are to be judged by the school leaders conducting them. Each school is encouraged to promote their efforts with their local newspapers and media organizations. Administrators and teachers realize they and parents play a critical part in educating their students as to the negative consequence of litter on their school grounds and in their community.

    We hope our educators and parents will instill the concept of “community pride” and how it shapes the future as it relates to job opportunities, viable businesses and the perception others travel through their communities.

    We also want teachers and parents to understand that the litter that is left on their school grounds after school events has a cost associated with it that impacts their school budget; there is a cost to have paid school employees pick up litter that could be better utilized for other student benefits.

    Parents, please help us by doing your part, and having discussions with your children regarding this negative issues associated with school and community litter.

    Be part of the solution to the litter that plagues “America the Beautiful”.

    Gary Chamberlain-Spokesman
    PO Box 98, Murphy, NC 28906
    Facebook “North Carolina Litter-Free Coalition”
    Empowering our nation’s youth
    (928) 202-1186 (AZ phone)

  2. ESM says:

    Nice work, Gary. Will repeat – your decision to relocate to North Carolina from the Verde Valley was definitely their gain – and a loss to the State of Arizona. The example you continue to set is truly the “American Way” – action without begging and/or whining! You continue to produce winners because you, yourself, are a winner. Not a task for sissies who, unfortunately, become prey for bullies! Stand tall. It’s a privilege to call you a friend.

    E. Maddock

  3. West sedona resident says:


    Yes continue your good work…..you actually take action instead of complain and point fingers like most on sedona eye….

  4. Gary Chamberlain says:

    None of this good work would have been possible without leaders and followers, I hope the 89A is looking spectacular, trash-litter has a very negative effect on the image and economy of every community.

    Thanks you SedonaEye.com for being a big part of the anti-litter effort in the Verde Valley.

    Look forward to seeing you on a Facebook page some day.

    Gary Chamberlain

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