City of Phoenix - Phoenix Employment Relations Board (PERB)
The City of Phoenix is seeking a public member for a three-year term on the Phoenix Employment Board (PERB). An independent, dependable person knowledgeable in labor-management relations (labor law, labor negotiations, grievance procedures, labor arbitration) is being sought to represent the views of the "community-at-large" in matters involving Phoenix-labor man¬agement relations and unfair labor practices. Persons who currently serve as advocates for either labor or management are not eligible for this position. The PERB meets the third Tuesday morning of each month for approximately 3 hours, supplemented by other meetings as required.
Board members are not compensated and must be residents of the City of Phoenix. Created by ordinance in 1975, the board adjudicates unfair labor practice charges and conducts representation elections brought by rank-and- file City of Phoenix employees and/or their authorized representatives. The PERB consists of five impartial members assisted by a staff of one full-time employee. For additional information, click Board Vacancy button at the following link. No deadline provided for submittal (open until filled).
Client Protection Fund Board of Trustees (Outside Maricopa)
The Client Protection Fund is a trust that exists as a separate entity from the State Bar of Arizona. The Fund’s purpose is to promote public confidence in the administration of justice, and to preserve the integrity of the legal profession by reimbursing people who have sustained losses caused by the dishonest conduct of lawyers admitted and licensed to practice law in Arizona. Each lawyer licensed to practice law in Arizona contributes $20 per year to the Fund. The Trustees act as fiduciaries of monies deposited in the fund, invest those funds, and pay claims in appropriate cases.
Per policy, applicants must be “active members” in good standing. Judicial, retired, and inactive members are welcome to apply but must change their membership to “active” in order to be eligible. Any Active Member in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona, or any Judicial Member in good standing, who has practiced law or served in a judicial capacity in the State of Arizona for at least 10 years shall be eligible for appointment as a Trustee. The Trustees meet several times a year to review claims. Applicants may not reside in Maricopa County. The Declaration of Trust states that no more than two Lawyer-Trustees, at any one time, may reside in the same county and there currently are two Trustees from Maricopa County. One 5-year appointment of an individual outside Maricopa County will be made.
Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 30, 2021. For more information, please contact Carrie Sherman (602-340-7201) or apply here.
Maricopa County Bar Association (MCBA) Board of Director Positions
There are five board of director positions expiring at the end of the 2021 year (although some of them may run for re-election) and the MCBA would like to invite members of the MCBA to declare their potential candidacy. Members are expected to assist with events, fundraising and member recruitment, etc. Applicants must be MCBA members in good standing. Applicants must submit a signed formal letter of candidacy to the board of directors, a 200-word bio and a high resolution color photo. Resumes or CVs are not accepted.
For more information contact Elizabeth Sheehan at email@example.com. All applications must be submitted no later than September 15, 2021, at 5pm.
2021 ABA Jeanne P. Gray Diversity Scholarship
The ABA is now accepting applications for their 2021 Jeanne P. Gray Diversity Scholarship. This scholarship program was developed to explore ways for the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility to build synergies with national diverse bar associations. The goals of the scholarship program are to recognize one member of a diversity bar association and to encourage participation of diverse members of the bar as Center members, speakers and authors in Center activities through its Committees; explore ways the Center might work more closely together with the diversity bar; and provide access to educational programming as well as resources of the Center.
• Licensed lawyer from diverse background who has practiced law for over 5 years.
• Must be a member of the ABA or be willing to join the ABA upon selection.
• Background and interest in ethics, professionalism, and professional responsibility law
Must apply by Friday, June 18, 2021. For more information on the scholarship and to access the application click here.
Phoenix Business Journal’s Small Business Awards
The Phoenix Business Journal is accepting nominations for its 2021 Small Business Awards, which recognize excellence among entrepreneurs and small businesses in Phoenix. Honorees will be selected based on a number of factors, including financial performance, historical achievements, contributions to industry, contributions to the local economy and potential to shape Phoenix’s business community.
Nominees must be for-profit, locally owned and headquartered in Phoenix, and have 100 or fewer employees. The applicant must have been open in business starting in 2019 or earlier. Nominate a small firm you believe exhibits excellence by visiting here. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, June 11.
Greater Phoenix Chamber’s Athena Awards
The Greater Phoenix Chamber’s ATHENA Awards program recognizes and celebrates the achievements of businesswomen across the Greater Phoenix region. The ATHENA Award, an internationally prized honor, recognizes women who demonstrate excellence in professional leadership, community service, and mentorship of future leaders. Each year, the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s ATHENA Awards highlight three women at the top of their field, who demonstrate inspiring leadership within their industry, mentor women throughout their career, and dedicate themselves to the community.
Nominees must be able to meet certain time requirements, detailed on the Chamber’s website, and finalists must support the Athena Awards event as a table host (minimum of one $1,000 table). Individuals currently serving in paid elected position are not eligible to participate (e.g., state legislators are not eligible, but school board members are eligible). For more information and to complete a nomination form, visit here. The 2020 winners and other nominees are listed here.
Nominations must be submitted by Friday, June 18.