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Late Fee Waivers Offered to Arizona Lawyers Affected by Government Shutdown

Sedona AZ (January 15, 2019) – In an effort to help attorneys who have been affected by the government shutdown, the State Bar of Arizona will waive the late charges on their annual fees. Attorney membership fees are due every year on February 1, which could coincide with the indefinite shutdown. While we anticipate the Bar’s late fee waiver will help members who are furloughed, a challenge... 

Arizona Attorney Suspended for Client Abandonment

Sedona AZ (January 7, 2019) – The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court ordered that Phoenix attorney Christopher S. Short be suspended for two years after abandoning clients and failing to comply with the State Bar of Arizona investigation. Short was paid a flat fee by his client to resolve an informal probate of an estate. During representation, he told his client to find another... 

Arizona Attorney Disbarred for Theft of Client Funds

Sedona AZ (December 17, 2018) – Attorney Robert C. Billar of Yuma was disbarred for stealing his client’s money and failing to comply with the State Bar of Arizona’s investigation. He had been on interim suspension, preventing him from practicing law since March 13, 2018. The State Bar’s investigation was prompted by a charge from a client who requested an accounting for approximately $54,000... 

Attorney Edward Maldonado Suspended for Sexual Misconduct

Sedona AZ (October 30, 2018) – Phoenix attorney Edward Maldonado has been suspended for eighteen months for engaging in inappropriate conduct toward a fellow board member and law student. The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court accepted an agreement for discipline by consent between Maldonado and the State Bar of Arizona that resulted in the eighteen-month suspension. Maldonado... 

Arizona Attorney Disbarment Stems from Criminal Activity

Sedona AZ (October 25, 2018) – The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court has issued an order accepting a consent to disbarment for suspended member Craighton T. Boates of New River, AZ. The disciplinary action results from criminal activity. Boates entered a guilty plea of Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud, a Class D Felony for defrauding the Small Business Administration. Boates... 

Prescott Attorney Elected to Serve on State Bar Board

Sedona AZ (May 29, 2018) – Members of the State Bar of Arizona in Yavapai County have elected Sharon Marie Flack to serve as their representative on the Bar’s Board of Governors. Flack is with the law firm of Musgrove, Drutz, Kack & Flack PC in Prescott. She will serve a one-year term when in June 2019 the entire 30-member Board resets. Ms. Flack has been involved with several local, non-profit,... 

Public Comment on Performance of Justices and Judges Sought

Sedona AZ (August 25, 2017) – The Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review will hold a public hearing on September 8, 2017, in Phoenix to take comments about the judges on the 2018 retention election ballot. The one-hour public hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Room 345 of the State Courts Building, 1501 West Washington Street. Established in 1992 by a constitutional amendment passed... 

Chandler Arizona Attorney Disbarred

Phoenix AZ (May 28, 2013) – The Arizona Supreme Court issued an order disbarring Raymond L. Miller of Chandler, Arizona, on April 17, 2013. Miller was disbarred for misappropriating client funds. Miller acknowledged he would not contest or defend the charges against him, and after considering the consent agreement, the judge issued a final judgment and order, declaring Miller’s disbarment. The... 

New Yavapai Presiding Judge Appointed

County Judge David L. Mackey Sedona AZ (December 15, 2010) – Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch has appointed the Honorable David L. Mackey as the new Presiding Judge in Yavapai County, Arizona. He will replace Judge Robert Brutinel, who was recently appointed by Governor Jan Brewer to the Arizona Supreme Court. “Judge Brutinel has served the people of Yavapai County with dedication... 
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