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Apply to be a candidate for the Maricopa County Bar Association Board of Directors (9/30/22)

Make a difference in the Maricopa County legal community and help guide the Maricopa County Bar Association into the future by joining the MCBA Board of Directors.

The MCBA is inviting members to declare their candidacy for six available seats on the Board of Directors for 2023-2024 (one seat is designated for a paralegal).

Board members attend monthly meetings, liaise with one or more MCBA sections, divisions, or committees, and support the work of the association. They are expected to make every effort to attend MCBA events and assist with fundraising and member recruitment.

Candidates must be active members in good standing with the MCBA. Candidates are asked to submit a formal letter of candidacy to the board of directors, with the candidate’s signature, a 200-word bio, and a high-resolution color photo. Resumes or CVs are not acceptable. The bio may include an optional position statement of the candidate’s vision and priorities for the MCBA. Position statements and any other campaign or election materials may not refer to other candidates or include defamatory or inappropriate language, as determined by an ad hoc election review committee appointed by the president of the association.

Send election materials to MCBA Executive Director Beth Sheehan either by email: bsheehan@maricopabar.org; or by mail to MCBA, 3030 N. 3rd Street, Suite 1260, Phoenix, AZ 85012, no later than 5 p.m., September 30, 2022.

An electronic election will be provided to members on November 1, 2022.

Phoenix Youth and Education Commission - 12 vacancies

The Phoenix Youth and Education Commission duties focus on promoting youth development and public education, which includes reviewing educational issues, recommending approaches to improve the quality of education in the City, developing relationships with organizations concerned with quality of life of youth in the City, and reporting to the City Council.

For more information, visit here or contact Tim Valencia at 602-256-3426.

Water Infrastructure Finance Authority Board (“WIFA”)—2 vacancies

WIFA is Arizona’s clean water and drinking water state revolving fund administrator. WIFA issues water quality bonds for water infrastructure and manages a technical assistance program that offers funding for wastewater and drinking water systems as part of a loan application. There are currently two vacancies: one representative from a county with a population greater than 500,000; and one representative from a county with a population of less than 500,000.

For additional information or to submit your application here  or call WIFA at 602-364-1310.

City of Tempe Desert Conservation Commission – 2 upcoming vacancies

The Desert Conservation Commission advises the City Council and assists City staff in the establishment of essential policies, management plans, rules, and regulations relating to the acquisitions, planning, operation, use, care, conservation, restoration, and maintenance of areas, and design of future amenities and facility by the City for use as a preserve.

The application is available here. For additional information email clerk@tempe.gov or call (480)350-4311


The State Bar of Arizona’s Appointments Committee is recruiting for the professional volunteer positions listed below.  The application (attached) deadline is October 26.  It would be greatly appreciated if you would share these opportunities with your respective members.  Thank you!

 

  • American Bar Association House of Delegates – one position; term through August 2024
  • Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct – one position; term through December 2028
  • DNA-People’s Legal Services Inc. Board of Directors – two positions; terms through December 2026



ABA House of Delegates
 - Application Deadline October 26, 2022

Purpose: Delegates represent the State Bar of Arizona at the Annual and Midyear Meetings of the American Bar Association House of Delegates. The State Bar reimburses only that portion of Delegate expenses relating to that portion of the House’s agenda which addresses the regulation of the profession and improving the quality of legal services.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: Per policy, applicants must be Active Members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona. Judicial, retired, and inactive members are welcome to apply but must change their membership to “active” in order to be eligible. The successful candidates must also be members of, and in good standing with, the ABA throughout their tenure as Delegates. The Delegates regularly appear before the Board of Governors to report on House of Delegates’ activities.

Openings: One appointment will be made by the State Bar's Board of Governors.

Term: Through August 2024.

 

Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct - Application Deadline October 26, 2022

Purpose: This 11-member Commission (six judicial members appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court; three non-lawyer public members appointed by the Governor; and two State Bar members appointed by the Board of Governors) investigates complaints about alleged unethical conduct by Arizona judges and prosecutes and resolves formal charges of alleged judicial misconduct. Additional information regarding the Commission may be found at Article 6.1 of the Constitution of the State of Arizona and on the Commission’s website at www.azcourts.gov/azcjc.

Openings: One appointment will be made by the State Bar's Board of Governors.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: Per policy, applicants must be Active Members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona. Judicial, retired, and inactive members are welcome to apply but must change their membership to “active” in order to be eligible. Applicants must be admitted to practice law before the Arizona Supreme Court for not less than five years. The Commission meets in-person in Phoenix four times per year and holds telephonic meetings three times per year. Commission members also review weekly consent agendas and serve on investigative panels and formal hearing panels.

Term: Six years commencing January 2023.

 

DNA-People's Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors - Application Deadline October 26, 2022

Purpose: This 24-member Board provides direction to the largest Native American legal services program in the country. The State Bar of Arizona is allotted three seats on the Board. Since its inception in 1967, DNA, a non-profit corporation, has pursued an aggressive program of legal advocacy for the disadvantaged, has actively promoted community legal education, and has been instrumental in the advancement of the Navajo Nation’s court system, which serves as a model for tribes across the nation.

Openings: Two appointments will be made by the State Bar’s Board of Governors.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: Per policy, applicants must be Active Members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona. Judicial, retired, and inactive members are welcome to apply but must change their membership to “active” in order to be eligible. The DNA Board of Directors meets quarterly.

Term: Four years commencing January 2023.

 

City of Avondale Boards and Commissions Recruitment —Ongoing

The Avondale City Clerk’s Office is currently seeking qualified applicants to serve as Appointed Members to the City’s Board and Commission program. Applications are accepted at any time and will be kept on file for one year. Recruitment is of residents in Avondale interested in serving on its boards, commissions. Various terms of service up to three (3) years on boards such as: Employee Benefit Trust Board, Judicial Advisory Board and Municipal Art Committee to name a few.

For additional information or to submit your application here or call Avondale City Clerk’s Office at 623-333-2200.

City of Litchfield Park Rancho La Loma Homestead Board Member

The City of Litchfield Park is seeking candidates for the Board of Directors of Friends of Rancho La Loma Homestead, Inc. Friends of Rancho La Loma Homestead is a 501(c)3 formed to raise funds for improvements and maintenance of the Rancho La Loma Homestead. Preferred candidates are those persons who have experience in fundraising and service on boards for other nonprofit organizations.

The application is available here. The completed application can be faxed to 623-935-5427 or emailed to troth@litchfield-park.org.

Application forms are also available at Litchfield Park City Hall at 214 W. Wigwam Blvd.
Citizen’s Clean Election Commission—Ongoing

The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission was committed by voter initiative in 1998. It is a five member, non-partisan commission created to provide voter education, ensure compliance with Arizona campaign finance laws, and provide public financing for campaigns so candidates are not beholden to special interests. At this time, all Commissioners are “hold overs,” and awaiting new appointees.

For information on the Commission and its duties, please see here. To apply, contact the Governor’s office at here.

First Things First—Ongoing

First Things First is a voter-created program to provide early intervention services to Arizona children from birth to five years old. As a Councilmember, you will define priorities for funding for eligible children and families, ensure appropriate services and supports for those family, and provide opportunities for the youngest Arizonans to get a strong start in life. Applicants must work or reside in the geographic area they will represent, and may need to meet additional requirements. For more information, please visit here. A guide for potential applicants is available here. Please send any questions to serve@firstthingsfirst.org.

Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board—Ongoing

The Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board is a non-partisan volunteer body appointed by the Arizona governor to survey the existence and effect of discrimination in Arizona. This includes surveying discrimination in voting, housing, employment, and access to public services. The Board seeks to eliminate discrimination, publish studies, investigate allegations of unlawful discrimination, and more. There is currently a vacancy on the Board.

For more information, visit here. To contact the board and ask for information to apply, please contact Rebekah Browder, Executive Director, at 602.542.7657.
DNA-People’s Legal Services Volunteer Law Program—Ongoing

Due to limited resources, DNA turns away nearly 3,000 people a year who ask for our help. As an attorney, you are uniquely qualified to assist people in poverty who experience substantially more legal problems than anyone else in our community – problems often resulting from poverty itself. Each year, at least 100 volunteer attorneys take a pro bono case in Arizona and New Mexico, through DNA’s VLP.

Join DNA’s Volunteer Lawyers Program and help someone today. For details on the types of opportunities, please visit here or contact Armida Lara, alara@dnalegalservices.org (928) 774-0653, ext. 4801.

City of Tempe Family Justice Commission—one (1) vacancy

The Tempe Family Justice Commission advises the City Council and assists City departments in promoting access to justice and safety for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking; and providing leadership and facilitating access to resources that will contribute to wrap-around services and a multi-disciplinary response for the victims and survivors. There is one upcoming vacancy for an At-Large-Member who resides, works or attends school in Tempe. Term expires 12/31/2023. Questions regarding the Board and Commission recruitment and application process can be forwarded to the City Clerk’s Office at (480) 350-4311 or clerk@tempe.gov or visit here.

City of Tempe Arts and Culture Commission—one (1) vacancy

The Tempe Arts and Culture Commission advises the City Council, through the Community Services Department, in the development of periodic updates to the Arts and Culture Plan and any subplans thereto and promotes such plans; supports the City’s General Plan goals relating to arts and culture and encourages diverse citizen participation in arts and culture programs and initiatives; and advises City staff on arts and culture programs, projects, policies, and initiatives. There is one current vacancy for Expertise in Organizational Development, Public Policy, Financial Analysis or Accounting category, or other category (except for Tempe Resident with an Interest in Arts and Culture). Term expires 12/31/2022. Questions regarding the Board and Commission recruitment and application process can be forwarded to the City Clerk’s Office at (480) 350-4311 or clerk@tempe.gov or visit here.

Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness—Deadline August 29, 2022—one lawyer and four public member position(s)

The Committee investigates and recommends applicants for admission to the practice of law in Arizona, reviews approximately 500 applications per year, and attends inquiries and hearings concerning applicant qualifications. Active members in good standing and judicial, retired, and inactive members are welcome to apply but must change their membership to “active.” Members devote an average of 25 hours per month and the initial appointment is for four years. For more information, contact Carrie Sherman at Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org.

Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations—Deadline August 29, 2022—one lawyer position

This Committee oversees the Uniform Bar Examination; grading and administration of all test components; reviews accommodation requests; proctors the February and July exams; and is responsible for the performance of the graders (8,000 essay answers per year). Active members in good standing and judicial, retired, and inactive members are welcome to apply but must change their membership to “active.” Committee applicants who currently serve or have served within the past two years as law school faculty (including adjunct) at one of Arizona's accredited law schools or as tutors or faculty for bar review courses will not be considered if such service could give rise to significant conflicts of interest. For more information, contact Carrie Sherman at Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org.

Human Relations Commission—four (4) vacancies

This Commission makes periodic surveys of the existence and effect of discrimination in the City of Phoenix because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, and sexual orientation in public accommodations; and fosters positive intergroup relations and the elimination of discrimination. It shall consist of seventeen (17) members appointed by the Mayor and City Council and meets on the third Monday at 6:00 p.m. in the Fire Administration Building, Great Room, 150 S. 12th ST, Phoenix, Arizona, 85003. Each member shall serve a term of three years.

For more information, contact Shanna Archie at (602) 534-1279 or visit here.

Lawyer Down the Hall – Mentors Needed

A short-term mentoring connection where experienced attorneys are paired with attorneys of any experience level who need assistance on a specific issue. Mentors provide career guidance, professionalism resources or networking opportunities.

Mentors are lawyers with more than 5 years of experience. Must have been in practice a minimum of 5 years (in Arizona or another jurisdiction). The mentor should not have been subject to any disciplinary sanctions within the past five years. Visit here for more information.

Wills for Heroes

How would you like to help a hero? Born out of the destruction of 9/11, this program provides free estate planning legal services to first responders in Arizona. The State Bar, in partnership with the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education oversees the program. This is a pro bono opportunity for someone who likes to help in person. Training is provided. Events are ongoing and monthly!

Click here for more information.

To enroll or for more information, please contact Carol Rose at Carol.Rose@staff.azbar.org

Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness – Application Deadline August 29, 2022

Purpose: Responsible for the investigation and recommendation of applicants for admission to the practice of law in Arizona; reviews approximately 500 applications per year; attend inquiries and hearings concerning applicant qualifications.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: 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. Between file review and hearings/business meetings, members devote an average of 25 hours per month to their Committee responsibilities.

Click here for more information.

For more information, contact Carrie Sherman at Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org.

Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations – Application Deadline August 29, 2022

Purpose: Oversee the Uniform Bar Examination, grading and administration of all test components; review accommodation requests; proctor the February and July exams; responsible for the performance of the graders (8,000 essay answers per year); adhere to the grading standards of the Uniform Bar Examinations.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: Active members in good standing. Judicial, retired, and inactive members are welcome to apply but must change their membership to “active” to be eligible. Applicants should familiarize themselves with Supreme Court Rules 33 and 35 which establish the duties of the Committee. Committee applicants who currently serve or have served within the past two years as law school faculty (including adjunct) at one of Arizona's accredited law schools or as tutors or faculty for bar review courses will not be considered if such service could give rise to significant conflicts of interest regarding their duty to the Supreme Court to review or grade the examinations of their current or former students.
Click here for more information.

For more information, contact Carrie Sherman at Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org.
Children’s Law Center:

The Volunteer Lawyers Program, Children’s Law Center’s greatest need right now is for volunteer attorneys to represent low-income clients, typically grandparents, seeking legal guardianship through the courts to be able to care for their at-risk grandchildren. Parents are often placing children in their grandparents’ care and leaving them without any documents. For the grandparent to enroll the child in school, get medical needs met and often maintain Section 8 housing, they need a court ordered guardianship.

These cases can take 10 to 15 hours of time from start to finish with typically one hearing. They offer free Zoom training and mentoring from other attorneys who have taken these type of cases.

If you would be interested in volunteering for this project or any other Children’s Law Center project, please contact Roni Tropper at Rtropper@clsaz.org.

Experienced Federal Court Litigators Wanted:

The Federal Court Self-Service Clinic seeks litigators with at least several years of federal court practice experience to volunteer for 2 hours to provide brief phone direction to pro se litigants about civil cases in the District Court in Phoenix. You can choose how often to volunteer. You will receive advance information for conflict checks. Each litigant benefits from 30 minutes of guidance, so you can help up to four people in need. The Clinic is a collaborative effort of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in Phoenix and the Volunteer Lawyers Program. Community Legal Services provides primary malpractice coverage.

To enroll or for more information, please contact Pat Gerrich at pgerrich@clsaz.org.

Estate and Trust Legal Aid Clinic:

In-Person at the State Bar of Arizona Office
July 27th, 2022

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

*Attorneys provide 30 minute consultations to pre-registered individuals.

To enroll or for more information, please contact Fabiola Perez at Fabiola.Perez@staff.azbar.org.

Glendale’s Stand Up for Veterans:

In-Person at Arizona Christian University
September 24th, 2022
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

*Attorneys provide consultations to veterans.

Legal Areas: Family Law, Bankruptcy/Collections, Wills and Trusts, Landlord/Tenant, Immigration

To enroll or for more information, please contact Fabiola Perez at Fabiola.Perez@staff.azbar.org.
2022-2023 Attorney General’s Honors Program – Deadline September 6, 2022

The Attorney General is recruiting high caliber attorneys to advance its mission and welcomes applications from candidates whose backgrounds reflect the nation’s rich diversity. Eligibility is limited to graduating law students and recent law school graduates who entered judicial clerkships, graduate law programs, or qualifying legal fellowships within 9 months of law school graduation and who meet additional eligibility requirements. To learn more about the eligibility requirements and application check list please visit here

Additional State Bar Boards and Committee opportunities available here.
Client Protection Fund Board of Trustees - Deadline July 27, 2022

The Client Protection 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.

One appointment will be made by the Board of Governors. Applicant may not reside in Maricopa County, and must have practiced for at least 10 years. The Trustees meet several times a year to review claims, and the term is for five years.

For more details and application, please click here.

Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness - Deadline August 29, 2022

Responsible for the investigation and recommendation of applicants for admission to the practice of law in Arizona; reviews approximately 500 applications per year; attend inquiries and hearings concerning applicant qualifications. One lawyer position open, with an appointment of four years, with the possibility of reappointment. Members devote an average of 25 hours per month to their Committee responsibilities.

For more details and application, please click here.

Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations - Deadline August 29, 2022

Oversee the Uniform Bar Examination, grading and administration of all test components; review accommodation requests; proctor the February and July exams; responsible for the performance of the graders (8,000 essay answers per year); adhere to the grading standards of the Uniform Bar Examinations. One lawyer position open, with a term of four years, with the possibility of reappointment.

For more details and application, please click here.

Additional State Bar Boards and Committee opportunities available here.
City of Scottsdale Airport Advisory Commission – Applications due October 22

The City of Scottsdale has two upcoming vacancies on the Airport Advisory Commission, which advises the City Council on policy matters relating to the operation of the airport, proposals for development, airport area land use, fees, and safety concerns.

To apply, click here.

City of Tempe Sustainability and Resilience Commission – Applications Ongoing

The City of Tempe Sustainability and Resilience Commission has one current opening, with a term that concludes on December 31, 2023, for an At-Large Member Who Resides in Maricopa County. The Commission brings stakeholders together to share best practices and promotes partnerships and collaborates to create sustainability solutions to Tempe’s most pressing challenges. For more information about the Commission, visit here.

Leading for Change Leaders Fellowship

Eight months of intensive training is only part of what this Fellowship is about! The networking and connections that come along with it will not only open new doors for you but create a support system that continues long after the Fellowship has ended. The Leading For Change Leaders Fellowship is designed to bring together a diverse group of emerged and emerging organizational leaders, community organizers, activists, future candidates and elected officials. These are individuals who have high-potential and the commitment to create positive change in their communities. This Fellowship takes what you know and have experienced, and provides the environment for you to reflect critically and discover new ways to effectively lead and influence positive community change. For more information contact Beth Meyer at bmeyer@azleadingforchange.org or call 602-253-0119. Deadline to apply is September 15, 2022. More information can be found here.

Judicial Selection Advisory Board- City of Phoenix

The Judicial Selection Advisory Board is composed of the Chief Presiding Judge of the City Court, who shall serve as a nonvoting member, and nine voting members, consisting of the following: the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of Maricopa County or his designee; an appellate court judge to be appointed by the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court; a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association who shall reside in the City of Phoenix and who shall be appointed by the Mayor from among three nominees recommended by the Association’s Board of Directors; an active member of the State Bar of Arizona who shall reside in the City of Phoenix and who shall be appointed by the Mayor from among three nominees recommended by the State Bar’s Board of Governors; and five non-attorney public members who are nominated by the Mayor and who are residents of the City of Phoenix. The diversity of the City’s population shall be considered when making an appointment to the Board. None of the public members shall be an employee of the City of Phoenix. Voting members shall be subject to approval by the City Council. Voting members shall serve a term of three years and shall be eligible for reappointment for one additional three-year term. The members shall serve without salary or compensation. There is currently 1 vacancy. Please contact Darlene Young at 602-262-1608 and find more information here.

STATE BAR OF ARIZONA ANIMAL LAW SECTION (deadline 7/1/2022)

Nominate yourself to be a part of the Animal Law Section leadership with the State Bar of Arizona.

The Animal Law Section is currently looking for members to serve on the Section's Executive Council. We are seeking nominations for Chair-elect, Secretary and Budget Officer. The Chair-Elect position is a three-year commitment, and the other two positions are for a two-year term.

Executive Council Officers and the Members-at-Large are expected to attend and participate in Executive Council meetings, which are held once a month. Typically, the meetings are handled virtually via Zoom over the lunch hour. There is typically one in-person meeting per year as well. The Section's goals are to sponsor several programs each year in addition to a seminar at the State Bar's Annual Convention. The Executive Council is responsible for developing and presenting these programs. The Executive Council also plans social events and field trips for members of the section. Our goal this year is to also collaborate with other sections in some or all of these events.

If you are interested in serving as a member of the Executive Council, please email Alison Ferrante alison.ferrante@gilbertaz.gov no later than Friday, July 1, 2022. In your email, please provide background information on your qualifications and experience and note why you wish to serve. The nominating committee will review nominations and make a recommendation to the Executive Council.

The announcement of the nominations, as well as the voting, will occur at the annual meeting to be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, from noon until 1:00 pm. This will be an in-person meeting with the option to appear virtually via Zoom.

For more information on the Animal Law Section and how to join click on the following link.
Council on Minorities and Women in the Law (applications now open)

The State Bar of Arizona’s Council on Minorities and Women in the Law is now accepting applications. The Council on Minorities and Women in the Law encourages and facilitates the active and effective participation of women and minorities in the legal profession and promotes the professional development of minority and women attorneys. The Council collaborates on programs such as the Diversity Legal Writing Program and the Hon. Thomas Tang Writing Competition.

To learn more information, click here. You can apply through the State Bar of Arizona’s website. For more information, contact Elena Nethers at 602-340-7393.

Communications Advisory Panel (applications now open)

The State Bar of Arizona’s Advisory Panel works to improve communication between the Bar and its members as well as the public. The Panel sponsor projects to improve lawyer/client relations, lawyer/media relations, and public understanding of the law.

To learn more information, click here. You can apply through the State Bar of Arizona’s website. For more information, please contact Joe Hengemuehler at 602-340-7335.

Mentor Advisory Group (applications now open)

The Mentor Advisory Group consists of volunteer attorneys who provide advice and recommendations regarding the implementation and operation of the Mentor program.

To learn more information, click here. You can apply through the State Bar of Arizona’s website. For more information, please contact Kendra Owens-Johnson at 602-340-7290.
City of Phoenix Women’s Commission Openings (6 vacancies)

The Phoenix Women’s Commission is to provides a formal forum for citizen review of the City’s diversity efforts, salary equity, and to serve as an advisory board to the Council. The Commission shall not become involved in political issues nor in matters which are outside of the City's jurisdiction. The Commission recommends improvements on matters related to the status of women and implement specific projects and programs as approved by the Mayor and City Council in the following areas: 1) Review City of Phoenix diversity efforts regarding recruitment, hiring, placement, and promotional programs, and salary equity to identify strengths and weaknesses; and to make recommendations of changes needed. 2) Define, review, and prioritize the problems of women as those problems relate to the City. 3) Recommend possible solutions to those problems. 4) Develop short range and long-range goals and objectives for improving the status of women. 5) Evaluate projects as requested by the Mayor and Council. 6) Recommend persons to serve on City standing committees, advisory boards and ad hoc committees. 7) Assist in efforts to provide information and educational programs to improve the status of women. 8) Provide written reports to the Council regarding recommendations, submit special reports at the request of the Council, and submit an annual report of its activities to the Council in December of each year.

This board has six current vacancies. To learn more information, click here. You can register and apply through https://boards.phoenix.gov/. For more information contact Shanna Archie at 602-534-1279.

City of Phoenix Judicial Selection Advisory Board (one vacancy)

This board is responsible for seeking out and encouraging qualified individuals to apply for the office of judge of the City Court or the City of Phoenix Ethics Commission. They also conduct investigations into the background and qualifications of candidates for the office of judge of the City Court or for the City of Phoenix Ethics Commission. That can include using questionnaires, personal interviews, and contacting individuals and institutions to obtain as much background information on the candidate as possible. The board then submits its recommendations for candidates for appointment or reappointment to the office of judge of the City Court or Chief Presiding Judge or to the City of Phoenix Ethics Commission to the Mayor. The Mayor then convenes the City Council for the purpose of interviewing all candidates recommended.

This board has one current vacancy. To learn more information, click here. You can register and apply through https://boards.phoenix.gov/. For more information, please contact Darlene Young at 602-262-1608.

For general assistance with the site or application process, please contact the City of Phoenix Mayor’s office at 602-262-7111.
ABA House of Delegates

Delegates represent the State Bar of Arizona at the Annual and Midyear Meetings of the American Bar Association House of Delegates. Applicants MUST be Active Members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona. The successful candidates must also be members of, and in good standing with, the ABA throughout their tenure as Delegates. The Delegates regularly appear before the Board of Governors to report on House of Delegates’ activities. The term is two years commencing September 2022. Apply by May 20. To learn more or apply visit here or contact Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org

City of Mesa Judicial Advisory Board

This seven-member board recommends to the Mesa City Council the best qualified persons to become City magistrates and evaluates the performance of appointed magistrates and advises the City Council about retaining them. The board meets as needed. Applicants must be Active Members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona and reside in the City of Mesa. Attorneys who have limited jurisdiction and criminal court experience are encouraged to apply. The term is three years commencing July 2022. Apply by May 20. To learn more or apply visit here or contact Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org

Trustee on Client Protection Fund

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. The Trustees act as fiduciaries of monies deposited in the fund, invest those funds, and pay claims in appropriate cases. Applicants must be an 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. For this particular opening applicants may NOT reside in Maricopa County. The Trustees meet several times a year to review claims. The term is 5 years commencing on June 2022. Apply by May 20. To learn more or apply visit here or contact Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org

Community Legal Services Board

The Community Legal Services (CLS) Board consists of 27 members, four of whom are appointed by the State Bar Board of Governors. Board members work collectively to ensure the fiscal integrity of the program, set policies and procedures directing CLS activities and goals, establish substantive law “priorities” and enhance the organization’s standing within the community. Applicants must be Active Members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona. CLS Board members are expected to attend and contribute to Board meetings which are held each September, November, January, March and May on the first Wednesday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m., as well as a two-day working retreat typically held on a Friday afternoon and Saturday morning in Phoenix in June. The Term is Six years commencing June 2022. Apply by May 20. To learn more or apply visit here or contact Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org.

City of Mesa Building Board of Appeals Advisory Board

The City of Mesa Building Board of Appeals Advisory Board is seeking 4 members to sit on the Board. The Building Board of Appeals is one of the citizen advisory board & committees and hears appeals to determinations made by the Building Safety Director and/or the Fire Marshal. Decide on reasonable interpretations of the Building Regulations and Fire Regulations.

Determine the suitability of alternate materials and alternate methods of construction. Recommend changes to the various building and fire codes. Meetings are scheduled as needed. For more information, and to apply, visit here.

Maricopa County Flood Control Advisory Board

The Maricopa County Flood Control Advisory Board is seeking a member from Supervisory District 5 to sit on the Board. The Board is empowered to advise on matters ranging from flood control to water conservation. Additionally, the Board sets budget priorities for maintenance, operation, and capital improvements of flood control and water conservation properties and programs under the County’s authority. Meetings are set for the fourth Wednesday of each month at 2pm, except there are no meetings in July and November, and the December meeting is held the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, and to apply, visit here.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Michael Fulton, Agency Director of the Flood Control District at 602-506-4708.

DDD Independent Oversight Committees

The DES Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) Independent Oversight Committees (IOC) are comprised of local citizens who provide support and review matters to ensure that the rights of people with developmental disabilities are receiving the support required by law, and that it is provided in an appropriate manner. IOCs review incidents of possible abuse or neglect, accidental injury, hospitalizations, suicide attempts, and death, among other matters. IOC members with knowledge of the law are needed. For more information, and to apply to an IOC, visit here

If you have questions or would like more information contact Octavia Lamb for more information at 602-568-4928.

Apply online here.

City of Phoenix Development Advisory Board (4 Vacancies)

This Board provides the City Council a venue by which one board is responsible for overseeing the development process in a comprehensive manner, as well as providing the means for participation and input from a large and diverse Council appointed body. The duties and powers of this board, except as to appeals, shall be advisory capacity only. The Board shall: 1) Provide the Planning and Development Director and City Council with general advisory oversight of the development process 2) Make recommendations to the City Council for periodic updating of the Phoenix Construction Code and Technical Development Standards contained in Chapters 28, 31, 32, 32A, 32B and 37 of the City Code 3) Make recommendations to other City Boards and Commissions for revisions to development-related codes and processes not under the jurisdiction of this Board, when such revisions should be considered to streamline or simplify development approval process and 4) Hear appeals from decision of Building Official or Planning and Development Director to render decisions.

If you have questions or would like more information call Krista Cambern Rippee for more information at: 602-495-7462.

Bar Leadership Institute

Bar Leadership Institute is accepting applications for the 2022-23 BLI Class from April 24, 2022 through June 29, 2022. It is a selective program designed to train the next generation of Bar members and community leaders. Applicants must be an active member of the State Bar of Arizona and admitted to practice law for at least two (2) years. Fee is $300 and fee waivers are available to those demonstrating financial need. For more information and application form, please click here.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Elena Nethers at elena.nethers@staff.azbar.org.

Arizona Attorney Editorial Board

Arizona Attorney Editorial Board advises the Editor on substantive and other articles in Arizona Attorney Magazine. The Board meets approximately 8 times per year, usually for 1-hour. Additional time between meetings may be required. Apply online here.

For more information, please contact Tim Eigo at 602.340.7310 or Tim.Eigo@staff.azbar.org.

AZDHS Advisory Committee for the Preventative Health and Health Services Block Grant (4/15/2022)

The Arizona Committee for the Preventative Health and Health Services Block Grants holds public hearings to discuss assessments of the public health, allocate payment of federal monies to Arizona to further the purpose of preventative health, and collects data regarding these programs. The committee includes members of the general public and representatives of community-based organizations (including those representing minority community-based organizations). Arizona uses its funds to address skin cancer, data collection and dissemination of public health issues, improving county health departments, ensuring safe work sites, and the prevention of sexual violence.

For more information and copy of the application, click here.


City of Tempe Sustainability and Resilience Commission At-Large Member (Vacant, No Deadline)

The Tempe Sustainability and Resilience Commission (SRC) was created in late 2021 to research and recommend programs to improve sustainability, including a climate action plan, building practices, transportation, and environmental justice. In addition, the SRC supports education and outreach regarding the policies and practices created by the Commission, and identifies measurable goals and benchmarks to ensure improvement. You do not have to reside in Tempe to qualify; at-large members may be anyone who resides in the County of Maricopa.

For more information and copy of the application, click here.

City of Tempe Judge Pro Tem Application (5pm on 4/8/2022)

The Tempe Municipal C
ourt is seeking on-call Judges Pro Tem to serve in the absence of regular Municipal Court Judges, including weekends and holidays. $60.00 per hour.
Preside over a variety of hearings including criminal misdemeanor and traffic arraignment;
juvenile alcohol, driving and curfew arraignments; criminal jury and non-jury trials; orders of protection hearings and harassment injunctions; pretrial conferences and motion hearings.
Review requests for continuances; grant or deny requests. Review search warrants, sign or reject warrants. Review and sign summons, subpoenas, arrest warrants and other court orders. Review financial disclosure statements. Correspond with non-local defendants for case disposition by mail when appropriate. Perform legal research. Set bail and issue orders regarding disposition of
arrested persons. Exercise considerable independent judgment. Apply thorough knowledge of Arizona criminal law, City ordinances, and related laws and regulations applicable to a municipal court. Preside over in-custody dockets both during the week and on weekends and/or holidays.

For more information and copy of the application, go to https://www.tempe.gov/government/city-court

East Valley Regional Veterans Court (EVRVC) Judge Pro Tem sought (5pm on 4/8/2022)

The Tempe Municipal Court, acting on the behalf of the East Valley Regional Veterans Court (EVRVC) and its participating municipalities, is seeking a Judge Pro Tem to preside over the EVRVC, $60.00 per hour. The Judge will preside over criminal misdemeanor hearings for veterans assigned to the EVRVC to include: Pretrial conferences and motion hearings. Review requests for continuances; Grant or deny requests; Correspond with non-local defendants for case disposition by mail when appropriate; Perform legal research; Set bail and issue orders regarding disposition of arrested persons; Exercise considerable independent judgment; Apply thorough knowledge of Arizona criminal law, City ordinances, and related laws and regulations applicable to a municipal court.
• Practicing attorney for a minimum of 5 years. This experience must be comprehensive enough to ensure the ability to perform the duties of the position as illustrated above.
• Graduate of an accredited law school.
• Member in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona for a minimum of 5 years.
• Available to cover weekly EVRVC dockets on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For more information and copy of the application, go to https://www.tempe.gov/government/city-court.

Maricopa County Superior Court Summer Externship

The Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County invites interested prospective and enrolled law school students and other undergraduate and graduate students to apply to the Court's 2022 Summer Extern Program. Externships can be virtual, in-person, or a combination of virtual and in-person. The extern and their paired judicial officer(s) will determine the dates for and length of the externship. Formal court-wide programming will be offered from June 6 - July 18, 2022. Apply by completing the 2022 Extern Application here and uploading a copy of a current resume. More information can be found here.

Phoenix Women's Commission

The Phoenix Women's Commission provides a formal forum for citizen review of the City's diversity efforts, salary equity, and to serve as an advisory board to the Council. It shall be composed of volunteer citizens who shall be City of Phoenix’s residents or employees. Members shall be appointed by the Mayor subject to the City Council’s approval. More information can be found here.

There are five (5) current vacancies. Contact Shanna Archie at (602)534-1279 for more information.

Probate Lawyers Assistance Project (PLAP)

The Probate Lawyers Assistance Project (PLAP) is a pro bono program that provides free legal advice to eligible low income individuals who need assistance with Probate Court matters. PLAP is co-sponsored by the Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section of the Maricopa County Bar Association, the State Bar of Arizona, and by the Volunteer Lawyers Program of Community Legal Services.

The program consists of volunteer attorneys who provide free half-hour consultations to individuals in order to answer legal questions, provide advice as to what forms to use from the Maricopa County Superior Court Self-Service Center, review completed Self-Service Center forms for accuracy or provide general information about what to expect at a court hearing and how to prepare for trial. The goal of the program is to help those who need assistance with Probate Court matters such as guardianships, conservatorships, informal and formal probates and trust litigation.

PLAP attorneys volunteer for three-hour shifts at their convenience. The program is designed to provide brief consultations to individuals, and volunteer attorneys are not expected to perform document preparation or provide ongoing representation. Primary professional liability coverage is provided by the Volunteer Lawyers Program.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer attorney for PLAP, complete a Volunteer Attorney Enrollment Form and email the completed form to the PLAP Co-Directors, Kelly L. Kral at klkral@dbfazlaw.com and Tracy M. Marsh at tracy@marshazlaw.com, or fax the form to (602) 257-4276.

State Bar Advisory Groups – Applications due April 8, 2022.

The State Bar has 14 advisory groups that are accepting applications through April 8, 2022 (except for the Arizona Attorney Editorial Board and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Council). Advisory groups provide recommendations to the Board of Governors concerning Bar policy and programs – ranging from the Continuing Legal Education Working Group, and Member Assistance Council to the Technology Working Group. For the list of groups seeking members, and the application visit here.

State Bar Committees – Applications due April 8, 2022.

All committees are currently accepting new members. The committees available include the Appointments Committee, the Board of Legal Specialization, Civil Practice and Procedure, Civil Jury Instructions, Criminal Practice and Procedure, Criminal Jury Instructions and Family Law Practice and Procedure. For the links to information about the committees and the application visit https://www.azbar.org/for-lawyers/communities/committees/.

Terms of service vary by group or committee, but are generally 3 years with opportunities for reappointment. The online application form can be found in the previous links, and will auto-populate with your information from the Bar’s database. Just pick your desired group or committee and prepare a short statement of interest. Selections will be made in June 2022, and service terms begin July 1, 2022.

For more information, contact roberta.tepper@staff.azbar.org.

Tempe Leadership Program – Applications due June 5, 2022

The Tempe Leadership program began in 1983 with a mission to attract, develop, educate, and empower individuals who live and/or work in Tempe through its leadership program. Over the years, more than 800 people have graduated from the program and have gone on to participate in many civic and community programs, including public office, city boards and commissions, non-profits, as well as volunteering in a multitude of ways. The program is seeking potential leaders who want the opportunity to serve and need to learn about the organizations and leaders to make that service possible. Visit here for more information and to apply.

Email info@tempeleadership.org for more information

Tempe Community Action Agency – Applications Ongoing

Founded in 2020, TCAA's Emerging Leaders Committee is a diverse group of civically engaged individuals under forty with the shared goal to increase awareness, engagement, and support from the next generation of community leaders. TCAA’s mission is to recruit, develop, and retain emerging professionals in Tempe to focus their efforts on TCAA's mission through engagement in our community. For more information, go here. Email debrab@tempeaction.org for further information.
ABA Litigation Section Leadership Positions – Applications due March 4

The Litigation Section is one of the largest in the American Bar Association. ABA Litigation Section membership is required to be considered for an appointment. To identify positions that may be of interest, review this organization chart here. More than 300 appointed positions are available. Deadline is March 4. Contact heather.nichols@americanbar.org for more detailed descriptions about open positions or any questions about the online application process. The online application is here.

Scottsdale Bar Association – Board of Directors – Application Due March 11

The Scottsdale Bar Association is accepting applications to join its Board of Directors. A candidate statement (required) and photo (optional) are due to scottsdalebar@aol.com by March 11, 2022. Selection will occur via secret ballot in an online election. The three-year term commences April 1, 2022. Candidates must be Voting Members of the Scottsdale Bar. Click here for membership criteria.

Boys to Men of Greater Phoenix Mentoring Network – Applications Ongoing

Boys to Men of Greater Phoenix Mentoring Network seeks board members of any gender who have an interest in furthering its mission. The organization uses a group mentoring model to support struggling teenage boys in their community, with an emphasis on community involvement, intensive self-reflection, and habits of positive critical thinking and self-accountability. For more information about the organization, click here. To apply, contact Alan Elam ahelam@me.com.

Town of Cave Creek – Citizens’ Water Advisory Committee – Applications Ongoing

The Town Council of the Town of Cave Creek is currently seeking applications from citizens wishing to serve on its Water Advisory Committee. As of this writing, the deadline has not been published, and applicants are encouraged to contact the Town Clerk townclerk@cavecreekaz.gov. Details about the opportunity and a copy of the application can be found here. Residency in Cave Creek is not required. The Committee advises Town Council on a variety of water-related issues.

Voices for CASA Children

Voices for CASA Children is a 501(c)(3) organization that brings a voice to Arizona’s children by promoting and supporting volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children and public awareness of the importance of safe and permanent homes for all children. Voices for CASA Children seeks to give a Voice to these children through a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer. CASA volunteers look out for a child’s best interests, and presents those interests in Court.

Continuity and trust are very important for these children, so Voices for CASA asks that you dedicate yourself to the case until it’s closed. That means about a year and a half on average.

Click this link to learn more about Voices for CASA Children, and to start the application process here

City of Phoenix Mayor’s Human Trafficking Task Force

Led by Councilman Jim Waring with co-chair Sarah Suggs of the O'Connor House, the Task Force was created in December 2013 by the Phoenix City Council to establish the City of Phoenix as a model in addressing and combating human trafficking. To meet this goal, Phoenix has adopted and implemented The Compass Plan, a five-year roadmap to eradicate human trafficking.

There is current 1 vacancy on the Task Force. The Task Force is comprised of 20 total member who meet on a quarterly basis. The Task Force and work groups define a strategic work plan consisting of four areas providing the strategic support to realize the world-class, community-wide Compass Plan to establish the City of Phoenix as a model in addressing and combating human trafficking. The four areas are: Community Awareness and Outreach, Training, Law Enforcement and Victim Services.

Learn more by clicking here and here. If you are interested in applying, you can also contact Sergio Gomez at (602) 262-4946.

Arizona Boards and Commissions Opportunities

Below are two Boards through the Arizona Governor’s Office with current or upcoming openings. Members of both Boards are appointed by the Governor. Application information and instructions can be found by visiting here. For more information on any of these Boards or Commissions, contact Trista Guzman Glover, Director Boards and Commissions at bc@az.gov.

Arizona Board of Executive Clemency (2 upcoming vacancies): The mission of this Board is to protect public safety and contribute to a fair and effective justice system by ensuring that persons who remain a threat to society remain incarcerated and those who no longer present a risk are released to become productive citizens. The Board is comprised of five members who serve a term of five years, appointed on the basis of broad professional and educational qualifications with an interest in the state’s correctional program. The terms of two current members are expiring in January 2022. For more information about the Board, please visit here.

Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board (1 vacancy, no deadline):

ACRAB is a politically balanced volunteer body, authorized to make periodic surveys of the existence and effect of discrimination in the enjoyment of civil rights by any person within the state of Arizona, to foster the elimination of discrimination through community effort, and to issue publications of the results of studies, investigations and research as in its judgment will tend to promote goodwill and the elimination of discrimination between persons because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, familial status or national origin. Board members serve for a term of three years. For more information, please visit here.

Call for Nominations – State Bar’s Board of Governors

The State Bar of Arizona is governed by a 29-member Board of Governors whose members are primarily lawyers elected by Bar members. The call for nominations to run for election is currently underway, with nomination packets due by COB Tuesday, December 14, 2021. District 6/Maricopa County has three open seats. Elected Governors will serve three-year terms.

For more information and a nomination packet, please visit here, or contact Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org.

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)

The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $57,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing and e-filing their own tax returns. Volunteers receive free training to prepare basic tax returns. No prior tax preparation experience is required.

There are many different volunteer positions available with the VITA program including Tax Preparer / Do-It-Yourself Tax Preparation Guide, Greeter, Screener, Site Coordinator, Interpreter, and Tax Law Instructor / Assistant. For information, please click here.

The Board of Governors’ Special Constitutional Appointments Committee (SCAC) is currently recruiting for the following openings on judicial nominating commissions:

  • Arizona Commission on Appellate Court Appointments - 1for the two openings, applicants may not reside in Maricopa County
  • Coconino County Commission on Trial Court Appointments - 2Supervisorial District (SD) 1, SD 2, SD 3 or SD 5 only

1 The Arizona Constitution states that not more than two lawyer-commissioners can be from any one county; currently there are two lawyer-commissioners serving from Maricopa County.

2 To find out what district you reside in, contact the County Elections Department.

The deadline to apply is Friday, December 3, 2021. Click on the link below to find out additional information and for an application.

https://www.azbar.org/about-us/board-of-governors/board-committees/special-constitutional-appointments-committee/


Judicial and Public Defender Advisory Board

This Board conducts investigations into the background and qualifications of candidates for the office of Presiding Municipal Judge and Associate Municipal Judge and reviews proposals for selection of Public Defender and alternative defender services. One position is available for a Prosecutor from the Maricopa County Attorney's Office and residency is not required. More information can be found here.

Judicial Selection Advisory Board

This Board seeks out and encourages qualified individuals to apply for the office of judge of the City Court or the City of Phoenix Ethics Commission and conduct investigations into the background and qualifications of candidates. More information can be found here.

There is currently one vacancy. Contact Darlene Young at (602)262-1608 for more information.

License Appeals Board

This Board shall conduct public hearings at which all parties, including the licensee or his counsel, or both, may present evidence and/or testimony concerning the denial, suspension or revocation of a license. The Board may uphold the notice of denial or revocation or reduce the revocation to a license suspension not exceeding sixty (60) days. More information can be found here.

There are two current vacancies. Contact Stephanie Weide at (602)534-3365 for more information.

City of Goodyear Boards and Commissions

These positions are limited to Goodyear residents. The City of Goodyear Boards and Commissions has two current vacancies, including the Council Compensation Committee and Fire/Building Code Appeals Board accepting ongoing applications. Find the list of vacancies and link to the application here.

City of Glendale Boards and Commissions

These positions are limited to Glendale residents. The City of Glendale boards and commissions include an Arts Commission, Board of Adjustment, Historic Preservation Commission, Library Advisory Board and Public Safety Personnel Retirement Boards. If you are interested in serving, applications are always accepted. Annual appointments are made every January. Appointments are also made throughout the year as vacancies occur and applications will be kept on file for two years. More information is available here.

State Bar of Arizona

Help to enhance continuing legal education and chair or teach as a volunteer with AZCLE. Consider serving as a faculty and/or chairing an SBA CLE seminar. Submit your CLE Seminar Proposal here. If you have questions or wish to discuss your proposal, please contact Jennifer Sonier, Interim Professional Development Director, 602-340-7346 or email Jennifer.Sonier@staff.azbar.org.

Inspiration for the Week

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall

"Justice is about making sure that being polite is not the same thing as being quiet. In fact, often times, the most righteous thing you can do is shake the table." Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Contact Jillian Bauman at jillbauman26@gmail.com for more information on applying for these opportunities.

Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues

The purpose of this Commission is to review local, regional, and national disability programs and recommend to the administration of the City of Phoenix those exhibiting demonstrated worth for implementation or promotion by the City of Phoenix. More information on the responsibilities of this Commission can be found here.

This Commission currently has three vacancies. Contact Shanna Archie at 602-534-1279 for more information.

Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission

The City of Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission is an advisory body to the Mayor and City Council, City Manager, and the Office of Arts and Culture. The Commission focuses on policymaking and financial recommendations for public art and grant investments for the City. More information can be found here.

This Commission currently has numerous vacancies. Contact Patty Dunlap at 602-495-0185 for mor information.

Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals of decisions relating to the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance, the granting or denying of variances, the issuance of use permits, or in the interpretations of the provisions of this ordinance, and all matters referred to the Board by the Zoning Administrator. More information can be found here.

There is currently one opening on the Board. Contact Tricia Gomes at 602-262-4870 for more information.

Best Interests Attorney, Child’s Attorney, or Court-Appointed Advisor:

A.R.S. § 25-406(C), as well as Rules 10 and 10.1 of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, set forth the qualifications and duties of these positions. If you are interested in helping the Court in one or more of these positions, please contact John Kennedy, law clerk to Family Bench Presiding Judge Greg Sakall, at jkennedy@sc.pima.gov or 520-724-8301 for further information. To be included on the Court’s 2022 list, please submit your letter of interest no later than November 1, 2021.

Parenting Coordinator:

Pima County’s Family Center of the Conciliation Court (FCCC) is looking for individuals to serve as parenting coordinators under Rule 74 of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure. If you’re interested, please get in touch with FCCC Director Dr. Joi Hollis at jhollis@sc.pima.gov or 520-724-5590 for information and application materials.

City of Scottsdale Boards and Commissions – Applications due October 1, 2021.

The City of Scottsdale seeking to add between 1-4 members (varies by board), with applications due October 1, 2021. These opportunities are available to Scottsdale residents, and include: board of adjustment, building advisory board, citizens’ bond oversight committee, environmental advisory commission, McDowell Sonoran Preserve commission, parks and recreation, paths and trails, and veterans advisory commission.

This is a multi-step selection process, with applicants being screened by Scottsdale City Council before a smaller group of nominees is selected and interviewed. It is helpful to have a working knowledge of the board/commission’s function, and preparation should include reviewing minutes/agendas online and watching/listening to recorded past meetings. Details here. Application here

Phoenix Sister Cities – Ongoing Opportunities

Phoenix Sister Cities fosters relationships between the residents of Phoenix and its ten Sister Cities around the world to promote friendship, peace, and prosperity. The organization has several committees (including Business Relations, Disability Awareness, and Youth Ambassador Exchange, as well as Committee for each respective participating Sister City) to help guide and promote relationships with its Sister Cities. Opportunities are organized through the City of Phoenix, and are open to anyone in the metro area. Visit here or contact emily.smolenski@phoenix.gov for more information.

Arizona Game and Fish Commission

The Governor’s Office is now accepting applications from residents in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties (including Maricopa County) who are interested in serving on the state’s Game and Fish Commission.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is responsible for the conservation and protection of more than 800 species of wildlife in Arizona. The Department is also responsible for efforts that range from wildlife habitat improvement projects to mentored hunt camps, family campouts, fishing clinics, and other activities designed to get people involved with the outdoor recreational activities that Arizona has to offer.

The Game and Fish Commission establishes policy for the management, preservation and harvest of wildlife, and makes rules and regulations for managing, conserving and protecting wildlife and fisheries resources, as well as for safe and regulated watercraft and off-highway vehicle operations, serving in an advisory role to the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Applicants may be of any political party affiliation or independent, but must not have changed party registration within the past two years in order to be eligible.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, September 16.

Individuals interested in applying or learning more can click here.

For more information about the Arizona Game and Fish Commission and its mission, please visit www.azgfd.com. Individuals also may contact the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions at (602) 542-2449.

REMINDER: Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness -

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 27, 2021.

For More Information and to Apply Click Here

For more information or questions, contact Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org  602.340.7201.

REMINDER Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations -

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 27, 2021.

For More Information and to Apply Click Here

For more information or questions, contact Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org 602.340.7201.
Avondale Seeking to Fill Openings

Recruitment of residents in Avondale interested in serving on its boards, commissions and committees. Various terms of service up to three (3) years on boards such as: Board of Adjustment, Judicial Advisory Board and Risk Management Trust Fund Board to name a few. For additional information or to submit your application click here or call Avondale City Clerk’s Office at 602-333-1000.

City of Phoenix – Phoenix Employment Relations Board (PERB)

The City of Phoenix is seeking a public member three (3) year term for the Phoenix Employment Relations Board. City of Phoenix residents only may apply. 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 management relations and unfair labor practices. Persons who currently serve as advocates for either labor or management are not eligible for this position. For additional information visit here or click here to obtain an application.

Federal Bar Association – Call for Committee Members

Interested in serving on one of the FBA committees? Committee appointments for the 2022 bar year are being considered now. Committees such as Diversity & Inclusion, Bench/Bar Relations and Professional Ethics are just a few…for more information click here. Limited committee appointments available, please respond by August 31, 2021.

City of Mesa Independent Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials

Applications can be submitted through the applications center here.

Learn more about the duties of and eligibility for the Independent Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials here. For additional information, contact Christy Trevino at christy.trevino@mesaaz.gov, or 480-644-4418.

City of Tempe Historic Preservation and Sustainability Commissions Opportunities

The City of Tempe has notable openings on its Historic Preservation Commission, and Sustainability Commission. More information about each opening can be found here.

Applications can be submitted here.

Questions about the City of Tempe Board and Commission recruitment and application process can be directed to the City Clerk’s Office at (480) 350-4311 or clerk@tempe.gov.

Community Development Review Committee (2 vacancies)

This Committee conducts a request for proposals process for the allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds in the public services and public facilities and improvements categories. For more information please visit here or contact Christy Blake at (602) 534-9862.

Human Relations Commission (4 vacancies)

The mission of the Human Relations Commission is to promote respect and understanding among all groups by eliminating discrimination throughout the City of Phoenix. For more information please visit here or contact Shanna Archie at (602) 534-1279.

Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues (3 vacancies)

The purpose of this Commission is to review local, regional, and national disability programs and recommend to the administration of the City of Phoenix those exhibiting demonstrated worth for implementation or promotion by the City of Phoenix. For more information please visit here or contact Shanna Archie at (602) 534-1279.

Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission (12 vacancies)

This Commission is an advisory body made up of a diverse group of citizen volunteers with a particular area of focus on policymaking and financial recommendations for public art and grant investments for the City. The Commission is a critical voice in promoting the importance and value of arts and culture experiences for all Phoenix residents. It advocates for continued public funding for the arts and culture sector, arts education, cultural equity, and other initiatives that further the growth and sustainability of the creative sector in Phoenix and the greater metropolitan area. For more information please visit here or contact Patty Dunlap (602) 495-7139.

2022 Maricopa County Bar Association Board Nominations Open

Nomination are open for the 2022 MCBA Board. There are five available seats to fill. Board members are expected to attend monthly virtual meetings, liaise with MCBA sections, attend events and assist with fundraising. Must be a member in good standing with the MCBA. If you are interested, please submit a formal letter of candidacy, a 200 word bio, and high resolution photo. Materials must be received by no later than 5 pm on September 15, 2021. Please send materials or questions to MCBA director Beth Sheehan bsheehan@maricopabar.org.

Arizona Foundation for Women SHE Leads Mentor Applications Open

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2022 slate of SHE Leads Mentors. AFW is looking for women across all sectors who would like to volunteer their time to mentor women during a 6 month leadership program. Mentors are expected to commit 2-4 hours per month for a period of 6 months including a minimum 1 hour per month 1 on 1 session with their mentee. We are looking for exceptional women who are willing to share their experiences, challenges and successes with their mentee and offer encouragement and healthy feedback. For More information visit here or contact Ellen Lord at elord@azfw.org.

HandsOn Greater Phoenix, apply to be a volunteer leader

Looking for volunteer opportunities but have limited time to volunteer? Consider being a Volunteer Leader for HandsOn Greater Phoenix, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that puts volunteers to work where they are needed most.

Volunteer Leaders provide the leadership and commitment to make the 50+ monthly HandsOn projects worthwhile and enjoyable. Responsibilities include communicating with volunteers, creating a fun and safe volunteer experience, and reporting attendance, issues, and successes with the HandsOn staff.

Why be a Volunteer Leader?
• Gain leadership experience!
• Contribute to a non-profit that matters to you!
• Networking and social activities with other volunteer leaders!
• Free volunteer leader t-shirt!

For more information and to fill out an application, click here.

Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness

Applications are currently being accepted for several (lawyer and non-lawyer) vacancies on the Committee. Committee members are responsible for the investigation and recommendation of applicants for admission to the practice of law, and serve for an initial appointment of four years with the possibility of reappointment. Applicants must be “active members” in good standing. Members devote an average of 25 hours per month to their responsibilities.
Applications are due by 5:00 PM on August 27, 2021. For more information, please contact Carrie Sherman 602.340.7201 Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.orgFor More Information Click Here.

Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations

Applications are currently being accepted for several vacancies on the Committee. Committee members oversee the Uniform Bar Examination, grading and administration of all test components, review accommodation requests and proctor the February and July exams. Members serve for an initial appointment of four years with the possibility of reappointment. Applicants must be “active members” in good standing. Committee members are expected to attend and participate both days of each bar examination, held the last consecutive Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July, as well as to participate in grading calibration sessions, grading weekends and attend Committee meetings held throughout the year.

Applications are due by 5:00 PM on August 27, 2021. For more information, please contact Carrie Sherman 602.340.7201 Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.orgFor More Information Click Here.

#O’Connor CIVICS Challenge

Do you know a rising 6th through 9th Grader with leadership or government aspirations and budding technology skills? A program of the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute for American Democracy, this challenge is to create the most “amazing, exciting, and informative video on, yes…CIVICS!” (categories include Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Checks & Balances, Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, and Citizenship: Rights & Responsibilities). The winners for each grade level will receive a prize. Submissions accepted until July 15, 2021. For more information, check here.

Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, Board of Directors opportunity (Phoenix Attorney Sought)

This non-profit collaborates to achieve social, political and economic change that empowers women and girls. The non-profit is expanding their operations to Phoenix and are looking for a Phoenix-based lawyer to join the Board of Directors. Click here for more information on how to join the board of directors or contact Greg Gautam at ggautam@swlaw.com to be connected to the right person.

Intermountain Centers (Southern Arizona organization looking for a Director)

Intermountain Centers is dedicated to the provision of intensive residential services for adjudicated Native American youth exhibiting extremely challenging behaviors. Native American youth are provided a positive, reinforcing environment to develop healthy life skills and self-sufficiency.

Click here for more information on how to join the board of directors or contact Greg Gautam at ggautam@swlaw.com to be connected to the right person.

Valley Leadership Catalyze (Applications close 7/13/21)

Apply for Valley Leadership Catalyze, a 6 month program to encourage Arizonans to take action in the community. If you’re ready to make a difference or grow your impact, you’ll start your journey with VL here. With a virtual format and multiple session dates, you’ll be able to engage when and where it works best for you. Applications are open until July 13. For more information, click here.

For questions, contact vl@valleyleadership.org.

City of Phoenix - Phoenix Employment Relations Board (PERB)

Public Member

 

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 bsheehan@maricopabar.org. All applications must be submitted no later than September 15, 2021, at 5pm.

 

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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.

 

Scholarship Eligibility:

 

• 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

 

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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.

 

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Ryan House – Board Member Opportunity

Ryan House, a charitable organization focused on quality of life and continuity of care for children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys, is currently seeking a new board member.  The ideal candidate would have an accounting and/or CPA background with the time to provide hands on guidance to the contracted financial accountant and internal staff in preparation of financial statements and related internal controls, 990 return, and other financial decisions as needed. Guidance primarily involves reviewing select audit and tax work papers, with some additional questions throughout the year.  To apply, contact Tracy Meda at tleonardwarner@ryanhouse.org by August 1, 2021.

Athena Award

The Greater Phoenix Chamber is now accepting application for the 2021 Athena Awards.  The Athena Awards recognize and celebrate the achievements of businesswomen across the Greater Phoenix region.  Nominations are open until June 18, 2021. Submit an application for yourself or another deserving woman at www.phoenixchamber.com/athenanominations.

Valley Leadership Institute--Catalyze Program

Catalyze sets up Arizonans to take action in the community. Catalyze will help you build a foundation to better understand yourself, your leadership skills and the issues facing Arizona. With a virtual format and multiple session dates, you’ll be able to engage when and where it works best for you. Join them at an upcoming event to learn more or apply by June 22. You can apply here or learn more here.

City of Goodyear Boards and Commissions

There are several vacancies for City of Goodyear Boards and Commissions, including the Industrial Development Authority, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, and Public Improvement Corporation, with application deadlines of May 31, 2021. Find the list of vacancies and link to the application here.

Arizona Governor’s Boards and Commissions (ongoing)

The Arizona Governor's Boards and Commissions has ongoing opportunities to join Boards and Commissions. To learn more about the process and review FAQ, visit this link. You can read about each individual board here.

To fill out an application visit here. Current vacancies include:

Board of Nursing
Racing Commission
Board of Technical Registration
Funeral Board


Please contact Trisha Gover-Guzman at bc@az.gov or 502-542-2449 for more information on the Governor’s Boards and Commissions.

City of Scottsdale Board and Commission Vacancies

Upcoming vacancies for the Boards and Commission for the City of Scottsdale are listed here. Most positions require Scottsdale residency. Projected vacancies for May 2021 include the Board of Adjustment, Historic Preservation Commission, Library Board, Planning Commission and others. To fill out an application visit here.
Arizona State Bar YLD Board:

The YLD Board is seeking nominees for the following positions.

• Secretary: Term 2021-2022
• Treasurer: Term 2021-2022
• District Rep. 4 (Maricopa): Term 2021-2023

YLD meets the first Wednesday of every month, virtually, from 12p – 1p. The council is looking for young lawyers to aid with ideas on young lawyer outreach. Consider nominating yourself to serve on the YLD Board. Fill out the application here and return by May 14, 2021 to Stephanie.Austin@staff.azbar.org.

All nominees will be included on the ballot and will be voted on by YLD members.

Arizona State Bar Committees and Commissions

Application deadlines have been extended to May 21, 2021Click here for the link to the Committee’s webpage with all the details (scroll down past Minutes).

• The Board of Governors is looking to appoint two attorneys to represent the State Bar in the ABA House of Delegates (the policy-making body for the ABA). Applications available here.

• Surprise’s Judicial Selection Advisory Commission is calling for applicants. The commission recommends candidates for presiding or associate city judge or magistrate. You must reside in Maricopa County. Applications available here

• Tempe’s Judicial Advisory Board also has two openings for attorneys who live in Tempe. Applications available here

• The Client Protection Fund Board of Trustees has a vacancy. The trustees reimburse people who sustained losses because of the dishonest conduct of lawyers admitted to practice law in Arizona. This spot is open only to attorneys live outside of Maricopa County. Applications available here

Join the Bar Leadership Institute

Accepting applications for the 2021-22 BLI Class through June 20, 2021. Click here for the Application Form (upper left) to begin!

Tempe Leadership Program Application

The Tempe Leadership program began in 1983 with a mission to attract, develop, educate, and empower individuals who live and/or work in Tempe through its leadership program. Over the years, more than 800 people have graduated from the program and have gone on to participate in many civic and community programs, including public office, city boards and commissions, non-profits, as well as volunteering in a multitude of ways. They are seeking potential leaders who want the opportunity to serve and need to learn about the organizations and leaders to make that service possible. Application Deadline: May 15, 2021 Apply here.
State Bar Business Law Executive Council (*Apply by May 7)

The State Bar of Arizona Business Law Executive Council is seeking nominees to join the Council for the 2021-2024 term. To apply, you need to be a member of the Business Law Section. To join the Section click here. To apply for the Council, email a letter and a short biography to Ashton.Charette@staff.azbar.org, no later than Friday, May 7, 2021. The terms of the new Council members will begin at the after the June 2021 Bar Convention. All council meetings can be joined by conference-call.

Mentor an ASU Advance Scholar

Launching in fall 2021, the Advance Scholars Program will produce the next generation of legal leaders. In furtherance of ASU’s Charter, the Advance Scholars Program seeks to foster an inclusive community in the College of Law, particularly for first-generation students, students of color, and students who have overcome adversity. This year-long program hopes to bring together a cohort of students with diverse backgrounds who can offer different perspectives—racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, socioeconomic, and geographic diversity. ASU is seeking mentors to work with these scholars.

Here are the expectations for potential mentors:

• Be in contact with your mentee once per month from August 2021 through April 2022
• Be available to your mentee through the academic year for questions and advice
• Offer your mentee general advice on the job search process and career options

For more information about the program go here or here. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please email Alyssa Dragnich, at Alyssa.dragnich@asu.edu.

ATHENA Awards (Nominations Accepted in June 2021)

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 act as dedicated community servants. Over the past 31 years, 53 accomplished and compassionate Valley businesswomen have earned the title of ATHENA.

Nominations are accepted in June. Anyone can nominate, or an applicant can self-nominate. For more information, email athena@phoenixchamber.comclick here, or call 602.495.2182

City of Peoria Boards and Commissions

The City of Peoria is seeking Peoria residents to fill multiple board and commission vacancies to include the Arts Commission, Board of Adjustment, Construction Board of Appeals, Design Review Board, Historic Preservation Commission, Judicial and Public Defender Advisory Board (residency exception), and Veterans Memorial Board. A description of each board and commission can be found on the City of Peoria website at here. Submit an application here or contact the City Clerk’s Office at (623) 773-7340 for more information. There are no deadlines for these positions as recruitment is ongoing.

Gigi’s Playhouse Phoenix Committee Members

Gigi’s Playhouse Phoenix seeks chair and committee member for positions in marketing, social media/PR, programs, community partners and outreach, volunteer program, and fundraising. GiGi’s Playhouse is a one-of-a-kind achievement center for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community—providing free therapeutic and educational programs that advance literacy, math skills, motor skills and more in a format that individuals with Down syndrome learn best. All programs aim to maximize self-confidence and empower individuals to achieve their greatest potential. You can view their website here. Submit an application here for more information.

Ryan House Board and Audit Committee Member

Ryan House is looking for an individual with an accounting and/or CPA background to serve as a Board and Audit Committee Member. This individual would provide hands-on guidance to the contracted financial accountant and internal staff in preparation of financial statements and related internal controls, 990 return, and other financial decisions as needed. Guidance primarily involves reviewing select audit and tax workpapers, with some additional questions throughout the year. Ryan House provides respite and palliative care for children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys. More information about Ryan House can be found here. To apply, contact Tracy Meda at tleonardwarner@ryanhouse.org or call (602) 234-6710. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2021.

City of Glendale Boards and Commissions

The City of Glendale is seeking Glendale residents to fill multiple board and commission vacancies to include the Arts Commission, Board of Adjustment, Citizens Transportation Oversight Commission, Citizens Utility Advisory Commission; City Code Review Council Committee, Historic Preservation Committee, Industrial Development Authority, Library Advisory Board, Municipal Property Corporation, Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission, Personnel Board, and Planning Commission. A description of each board and commission can be found on the City of Glendale website here. Complete an application here or contact the City Clerk’s Office at (623) 930-2252 for more information. There are no deadlines for these positions as recruitment is ongoing.

MCBA Judicial Selection Advisory Commission

The City of Surprise will have a vacancy on its Judicial Selection Advisory Commission that requires an applicant who is an attorney and member of the Maricopa County Bar Association. Candidates do not need to be a resident of Surprise. The MCBA Board of Directors will recommend three candidates and Surprise Mayor Skip Hall will make the appointment. Please submit a letter of interest outlining your qualifications to serve and a resume with references to bsheehan@maricopabar.org by May 17, 2021.

American Bankruptcy Institute: 40 Under 40 Program - Now Accepting Nominations:

Now in its 5th year, the annual program continues to highlight the best up-and comers in the industry. If you are, or know, a dynamic insolvency professional who is committed to growth and excellence both professionally and in your community, this is one opportunity not to be missed! Applications are due June 30, 2021. Visit the 40 under 40 website for more information. Click here or contact abi40under40@abiworld.org.

Nominate a Deserving Young Lawyer for the 2021 American Inns of Court Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service

The Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service recognizes an American Inn of Court member in practice for 10 years or fewer for excellence in public interest or pro bono activities.

You are invited to nominate one or more colleagues for this national award, which will be presented at the annual American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States on October 30, 2021.

Nominations should be addressed to the Honorable Carl E. Stewart and include sufficient supporting documentation to enable the selection committee to make a reasoned judgment. The nomination deadline is June 1, 2021.

Nominations should be submitted by e-mail or mailed to:

American Inns of Court
Attn: Cindy Dennis
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 770
Alexandria, VA 22314

For more information, please visit the American Inns of Court website here, or contact Cindy Dennis (cdennis@innsofcourt.org) or (571) 319-4703.

Experienced Federal Court Litigators Wanted:

The Federal Court Self-Service Clinic seeks litigators with at least several years of federal court practice experience to volunteer for 2 hours to provide brief phone direction to pro se litigants about civil cases in the District Court in Phoenix. You can choose how often to volunteer. You will receive advance information for conflict checks. Each litigant benefits from 30 minutes of guidance, so you can help up to four people in need. The Clinic is a collaborative effort of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in Phoenix and the Volunteer Lawyers Program. Community Legal Services provides primary malpractice coverage.

To enroll or for more information, please contact Pat Gerrich at pgerrich@clsaz.org.

American Bar Association’s AZ Free Legal Answers

The State Bar of Arizona and the Arizona Bar Foundation are actively seeking volunteers to answer questions on the American Bar Association’s AZ Free Legal Answers site. As a joint project of the State Bar and Foundation, the Free Legal Answers site is a great way to help answer the public’s legal questions. Like an online legal clinic, users must income qualify (at/under 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines) and submit a question into the site. Lawyers registered with the site may choose a question to answer and submit an answer anonymously through the site to the client user. Time spent answering questions on the site counts as pro bono service hours and everything is done remotely, through the site. Pro bono from home!

To sign up or for more information, please contact Chris Groninger at chris.groninger@azflse.org.
Companion Pets in Crises

CPiC is a non-profit organization looking for an attorney to be on their board. This is a new non-profit just getting started so it is a great way to really make an impact and help guide this success of this non-profit into the future. CPiC is an Emergency Animal Response Agency which was designed and created to be a resource to First Responders to help assist families with pets involved in a crisis situation. Providing these services fills a critical void in the Emergency Response system between human care and pet care.

Please contact Nikki Wilk at naw@jaburgwilk.com if you are interested to get in contact with CPiC.
MCBA Hall of Fame – Applications due by June 30, 2021

The Maricopa County Bar Association Hall of Fame seeks to honor in perpetuity those remarkable individuals who have built the legal profession in this county and beyond, who have made extraordinary contributions to the law and justice, and who have distinguished themselves at the highest levels of public service.

The Hall of Fame's goal is also to preserve and foster the legal profession's history in our county and to showcase these best and brightest lights to the larger community. Click here for more information in the individual awards and application.  Robert R. Mills Member of the Year here.

Judicial Officer of the Year

A current Judicial Officer in Maricopa County who:
• Significantly contributes to the programs and activities of the MCBA;
• Demonstrates leadership and innovation in furthering the goals of the legal profession and promoting the ideal of professionalism; and/or shows an outstanding commitment to public service, including charitable, cultural, humanitarian and/or educational service to the community at large.
Public Lawyer of the Year
The Public Lawyer Member of the Year Award recognizes a public lawyer who:
• Shows an outstanding commitment to public service, including public practice and charitable, cultural, humanitarian and/or educational service to the community at large;
• Significantly contributes to the programs and activities of the MCBA and/or the MCBA Public Lawyers Division; and/or
• Dedicates himself or herself to furthering the goals of the legal profession and promoting the ideal of professionalism.

To recommend worthy recipients, please send completed nomination forms with supporting information to Executive Director Beth Sheehan, bsheehan@maricopabar.org.

State Bar Advisory Groups – Applications due April 23, 2021.

 

The State Bar has nearly two dozen advisory groups that are accepting applications through April 23, 2021. Advisory groups provide recommendations to the Board of Governors concerning Bar policy and programs – ranging from the Arizona Attorney to the board of specialization to fee arbitration, and the like. Terms of service vary by group, but are generally 3 years with opportunities for reappointment. For the list of groups seeking members, visit here. The online application is here, and will auto-populate with your information from the Bar’s database. Just pick your desired group and prepare a short statement of interest. Selections will be made over the summer.

 

City of Scottsdale Boards and Commissions – Applications due April 23, 2021.

 

The City of Scottsdale has 10 boards and commissions seeking to add between 1-3 members (varies by board), with applications due April 23, 2021. These opportunities are available to Scottsdale residents, and include: board of adjustment, building advisory board, environmental advisory commission, historic preservation commission, human services commission, library, nature/preservation, neighborhood advisory, public safety personnel retirement, and planning commission.

 

This is a multi-step selection process, with applicants being screened by Scottsdale City Council before a smaller group of nominees is selected and interviewed. It is helpful to have a working knowledge of the board/commission’s function, and preparation should include reviewing minutes/agendas online and watching/listening to recorded past meetings. Details can be found here. Application here.

Tempe Community Council Board of Directors

Tempe Community Council (TCC) is seeking candidates to serve on its Board of Directors who represent the diverse demographics of our community and have a compassion for helping those in need. TCC board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and are fully engaged to secure programs, financial resources and partnerships necessary for TCC to advances its mission to “connect those in need with those who care.”

Applicants must live or work in Tempe. TCC promotes an inclusive and barrier-free environment and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds of ability, culture, race, religion and those representing under-served populations. The commitment includes attendance at monthly meetings, committee work, participation in organization-wide activities, and fundraising/financial commitment. Board members serve a three-year term (starting July 1) and can serve two terms.

Applications are being accepted until March 14 for this current recruitment. Applications are received throughout the year. For more information, visit here, email tccinformation@tempe.gov, or call 480.858.2300.

MCBA Seat for City of Mesa Judicial Advisory Board

The MCBA has a seat on the City of Mesa Judicial Selection Advisory Board that requires an applicant who lives in Mesa and is a member of MCBA. This seven-member board recommends to the City Council the best-qualified persons to become City magistrates, and evaluates the performance of appointed magistrates, and advises the City Council about retaining them.

The board meets as needed (meetings currently virtual). Members are appointed for staggered terms of three years. If you are interested, send a letter of interest outlining your qualifications to serve and a resume with references to bsheehan@maricopabar.org. For more information on the board, visit the website. The deadline to apply is April 16.
City of Scottsdale Building Advisory Board of Appeals

Applications are currently being accepted for a vacancy on the Building Advisory Board of Appeals. Applications are due by April 23, 2021. This advisory board has the jurisdiction to recommend that minor variances of the building code be allowed. The Board also recommends amendments to the Code. To submit an application, please visit here.

To learn more about the requirements of the position and details about the board, you may contact the City at 480-312-3111 or please visit here

City of Scottsdale Environmental Advisory Commission

Applications are currently being accepted for a vacancy on the Environmental Advisory Commission. Applications are due by April 23, 2021. This commission advises the City Council on issues related to preservation and enhancement of the local environment. They provide guidance on the prioritization of current and future environmental activities. To submit an application, please visit here.

To learn more about the requirements of the position and details about the board, you may contact the City at 480-312-3111 or please visit here

City of Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission

Applications are currently being accepted for a vacancy on the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission. Applications are due by April 23, 2021. This commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding preservation, funding, land acquisition, education etc. To submit an application, please visit here

To learn more about the requirements of the position and details about the board, you may contact the City at 480-312-3111 or please visit here.
Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee

Applications are currently being accepted for a vacancy on the Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee. Members of this committee hold hearing to determine if statutorily defined proposed electric transmission lines and power plants should be granted a certificate of Environmental Compatibility. Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Executive Director Matthew J. Neubert's office at 1200 W. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007 or by emailing CDBuck@azcc.gov by February 26, 2021. To read the opening announcement, click here. To learn more about the requirements of the position click here

State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors

Applications are currently being accepted for a vacancy on the State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors for Maricopa County. Applications are due by March 10, 2021. This board establishes the vision, mission and policies of the association and ensures that there are sufficient resources for its management and operations. To submit an application or to learn more about the requirements of the position, please click here or contact Carrie Sherman 602.340.7201 Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org

Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness

Applications are currently being accepted for an attorney vacancy on the Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness. Applications are due by March 10, 2021. This committee is responsible for the investigation and recommendation of applicants for admission to the practice of law in Arizona.. To submit an application or to learn more about the requirements of the position, please click here or contact Carrie Sherman 602.340.7201 Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org
Arizona Center for Disability Law Board of Directors and PAIMI Council:

The Arizona Center for Disability Law is a public interest law firm, “dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals with a wide range of physical, mental, psychiatric, and cognitive disabilities.” This includes mental illness, voting rights, social security beneficiaries, and advocacy for individual rights for people with disabilities. They have spots on both the Board of Directors, which oversees the conduct of the Center more broadly, and the Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness or “PAIMI” Council. For more information about these vacancies, or an application for either the Board of Director nominations or the PAIMI Council, visit here.

Maricopa County Workforce Development Board:

The Workforce Development Board was created to assist the Board of Supervisors in strategic planning, oversight, and evaluation of the workforce in Maricopa County. And create policies to promote employment development, meet statewide goals and objectives, and monitor local performance. Qualified candidates will have strong relationships with business organizations, chambers of commerce, labor and trade associations, education providers, and other major industries (e.g. aerospace/defense and healthcare). The board is currently seeking members from the following types of organizations: business, small business, community-based organizations, higher education, and adult education and literacy providers. For more information on this opportunity, please visit here.
Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award Accepting Nominations

The Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Awards program has been a staple in the Phoenix community for the past 20 years. Each year, the competition gets tougher as our region’s population and business community grow and engagement within the community strengthens. Winners will be honored at a special awards celebration in August 2021 and will be profiled in a special section of the Phoenix Business Journal.

Timeline: The deadline to apply is April 30. The judges receive submissions on May 7. The judges meeting is May 27. 

The 40 Under 40 2021 Announcement will be on May 28. The recognition event will be on August 5.

Evaluation Criteria: The best candidates will quantitatively demonstrate:
• Business success (financial results, career growth)
• Community involvement (volunteer work, advocacy)
• Leadership ability (public profile, reputation)
• Influence (impact on the region, on public policy, or on quality of life).

Eligibility:
• Nominees must be under 40 years of age on April 30th, 2021
• Nominees must also be residents and employees in the Phoenix region.

Questions about nominations or the event? Contact PBJ's Event Director, Alex McAlister, at amcalister@bizjournals.com

Application can be completed here.

Huntington’s Disease Society of America Volunteer Board Opening

About the Nonprofit: The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today, hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families. In the battle against Huntington's disease no one fights alone. At HDSA, family is everything.

Board of Directors - Our board of directors is responsible for leading HDSA’s mission in Arizona and providing support for the thousands of families who are impacted by HD in our state. We are in search of new board members who are willing to volunteer their time for this important cause. Our board of directors meets every two weeks for an hour (via Zoom currently). Outside of these meetings, board members will help plan chapter events, secure sponsorships, educate the community about HD and contribute in any other way possible.

Desired Skills and Experience: This position requires the following skills: Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com), Advocacy, Fundraising, Grant Writing / Research, CSR / Volunteer Coordination, Community Outreach

Applications accepted via LinkedIn. The Arizona Chapter President Jasmine Demers is happy to answer any questions directly. Her phone is 520-606-0065. Her email is: jasmine.a.demers@gmail.com. Applicants can also learn more about the nonprofit at their website here

Veteran’s Heritage Project Non-Profit Board Opening

Overview of Non-Profit: Veterans Heritage Project (VHP) was founded in 2004 and established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2009. Their mission is to Connect Students with Veterans in order to honor veterans, preserve America's heritage and develop future leaders. VHP’s award-winning after-school and classroom programs provides an enriched, inter-generational experience by connecting middle school, high school and college students from all walks of life with US military veterans from every branch of the service. The project-based learning is aligned with Arizona’s State Standards for College and Career Readiness, is an AZ Department of Education certified Character Education Program, and builds students’ 21st century skills. Click here for more information.

About the Board Position: The Board of Directors is made up of members who share a commitment to our mission and whose background and expertise provide the tools VHP needs to remain a successful and dynamic organization and build our capacity to serve across Arizona and the Nation.

Board members are responsible for financial development and sustainability, strategic planning, and advocacy for our mission. Terms of service are two years, with the possibility of renewing for up to three consecutive terms (6-year maximum).

Applications accepted via LinkedIn here

Applicants can contact Michelle DiMuro, the Executive Director, at 602-218-4036 ext 101, or michelle@veteransheritage.org with any questions.

Submit application and Resume/CV by April 1, 2021.

State Bar Board of Governors - District Six Lawyer Seat (Maricopa County) - Deadline 3/10/2021

Purpose: This 29-member Board establishes the vision, mission and policies of the association and ensures that there are sufficient resources for its management and operations.

Openings: One appointment will be made by the Board to fill the District Six (Maricopa County) seat recently vacated due to the unfortunate passing of Governor Mark Harrison (Osborn Maledon PA). Judges are ineligible for Board service pursuant to Supreme Court rule.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: Applicants –
• Must be Active Members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona throughout their term.
• Must have been admitted to practice law before the Arizona Supreme Court for not less than five years and have had no record of disciplinary sanctions under Rule 60.
• Must have their main offices in Maricopa County.
• Must abide by a Code of Conduct adopted by the Board of Governors.
• Must be able to attend the monthly Board meetings in Phoenix.*
• Must have the time to prepare in advance of the meetings, including review of related materials. 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.*
• May not represent a party in any disciplinary matter or serve in such capacity for one year after the expiration of their Board service.

*NOTE: Due to COVID-19 all Board-related activities are currently being conducted virtually.

Term: Fill an unexpired term to June 2022. When the term expires, the seat would be filled by a District Six election.

Applications are due by Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Questions? Contact Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org.

Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments (deadline extended to March 10, 2021)

Term: Four years. The Governor of Arizona’s appointees must be confirmed by the Arizona State Senate.

Openings: One opening in Supervisorial District 2, 4 and 5. Find your District here. Applicants must have resided in their respective District at least one year. Applicants may be affiliated with any political party.

General Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: You must be an active member, admitted for at least five years, and lived in the related supervisorial district at least one year. More specialized candidate requirements and the application form(s) for the appointment committees can be found here

For additional information contact Carrie Sherman at 602.340.7201 or Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org.

Maricopa County Bar Association (Board of Directors Position) 

Make a difference in the Maricopa County legal community and help guide the Maricopa County Bar Association into the future by joining the MCBA Board of Directors. 

The MCBA is currently inviting members in good standing to declare their candidacy for one available seat on the Board of Directors. The term expires on December 31, 2021. Board members may run for re-election.

Board members attend monthly meetings, liaise with one or more MCBA sections, divisions, or committees, and support the work of the association. They are expected to make every effort to attend MCBA events and assist with fundraising and member recruitment.

Candidates must be active members in good standing with the MCBA. To apply, submit a letter of interest, a 200-word bio, and a high-resolution color photo. The bio may include an optional position statement of the candidate’s vision and priorities for the MCBA. All applications must be submitted on or beforeFebruary 12, 2021.

If interested please send your letter, bio, and photo to MCBA Executive Director Beth at bsheehan@maricopabar.org

(4) CITY OF TEMPE OPENINGS

A number of current vacancies and upcoming openings are available for various City of Tempe Boards and Commissions: Arts and Culture Commission; Aviation Commission; Desert Conservation Commission; Historic Preservation Commission; Human Relations Commission; Sustainability Commission; and Veterans Commission. Tempe residency is usually required. For more information, click here.

Scottsdale Leadership – Recruitment for Class 36 (2021-22) beginning 2/11/2021

Scottsdale Leadership is a non-profit organization that develops tomorrow’s community leaders. Its primary program is the interactive, nine-month leadership development Core Program which focuses on how the city, businesses, schools, human service providers and individuals work together to make Scottsdale a successful community. Scottsdale Leadership is also a network of 1,100+ alumni who have graduated from the Core Program and are making a difference in the community every day.

The Core Program runs from September to May and features classes every other week, during which members will hear presentations by subject-matter experts from a wide range of industries, explore Scottsdale to learn more about the city and those in it, and/or plan and implement short- and long-term class projects.

The first Outreach and Recruitment virtual applicant reception will be held on February 11, 2021 from 4:30 to 5:30. For more information, visit here or contact Scottsdale Leadership at (480) 627-6710 or info@scottsdaleleadership.org

Scottsdale Rising Young Professionals – Ongoing 

SRYP aims to educate, elevate, and enhance young professionals by providing a network where like-minded individuals can come together to support their career aspirations and the community. Through the program, the goal of the SRYP is to build a link between this younger demographic and the business leaders of Scottsdale.

Members of SRYP meet monthly to hear from speakers, tour Scottsdale businesses, participate in philanthropic volunteer opportunities, mentor others, and network. The program generally includes young professionals age 23-39.

Individuals whose organizations are not Scottsdale Chamber members may join SRYP for an annual fee of $150. Membership is free for individuals employed by a Scottsdale Chamber member. Learn more at here, and apply here
Judicial Selection and Advisory Board, Town of Gilbert

The Town of Gilbert is seeking applicants for three regular positions to serve on the Judicial Selection and Advisory Board. Board members will be appointed by the Gilbert Town Council to serve for staggered terms (one, two, or three years, as determined by the Council). Applicants must be residents of the Town who are not licensed attorneys (retired attorneys, or those with alternative practices, would qualify). 

The Judicial Selection and Advisory Board reviews applications for municipal court judges and makes recommendations to the Town Council, evaluates the performance of incumbent full-time judges, and advises the Council regarding renewing contracts for judicial services. 

Apply on-line here or at the Municipal Center, 50 East Civic Center Drive, 1st Floor, between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. For additional information or to request a paper application, please call the Clerk’s Office at (480) 503-6791, or click here.

Phoenix Business Journal – 40 Under 40 Awards

Do you know any young professionals who stand out in the crowd? Go to this link to nominate someone for this prestigious award here. Winners will be honored at a special awards celebration in August 2021 and will be profiled in a special section of the Phoenix Business Journal.

The best candidates will quantitatively demonstrate: Business success (financial results, career growth); Community involvement (volunteer work, advocacy); Leadership ability (public profile, reputation); Influence (impact on the region, on public policy, or on quality of life).

Nominees must be residents and employees in the Phoenix, and must be under 40 years of age on April 30, 2021. For more information, contact please visit here or contact Alex McAlister, at amcalister@bizjournals.com. Nominations will be accepted through April 30, 2021. Event will be held on August 5.

Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board (4 vacancies, no deadline)

The Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board is a politically balanced volunteer body consisting of citizens appointed by the Arizona Governor. The Board is authorized to make periodic surveys of the existence and effect of discrimination in the enjoyment of civil rights by any person within the state of Arizona, to foster the elimination of discrimination through community effort, and to issue publications of the results of studies, investigations and research as in its judgment will tend to promote goodwill and the elimination of discrimination between persons because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, familial status or national origin.

Board members serve for a term of three years and are appointed by the governor. Not more than four of the members shall at any one time be of the same political party. For more information, click here. To submit an application, click here. For more information, contract Trista Guzman Glover, Director Boards and Commissions at bc@az.gov.

Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission – 

Currently twelve openings on the commission (Phoenix residency required). The City of Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission is an advisory body to the Mayor and City Council, City Manager, and the Office of Arts and Culture. It is made up of a diverse group of citizen volunteers with a particular area of focus on policy making and financial recommendations for public art and grant investments for the City. It advocates for continued public funding for the arts and culture sector, arts education, cultural equity, and other initiatives that further the growth and sustainability of the creative sector in Phoenix and the greater metropolitan area. For more information, click here. For questions, contact Mary Muesegades at 602.495.0185.

Scottsdale Environmental Advisory Commission – 

There is one opening on the Scottsdale Environmental Advisory Commission (Scottsdale residency required). Applications are being accepted until January 22, 2021. The commission provides guidance on the prioritization of current and future environmental activities and recommends environmental policies to the City Council. For more information, click here. For the application, click here. For more information on how to apply, contact Rommel Cordova, management assistant to the city council, 480.312.2550.


2021 State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors Election Call for Candidates (application deadline 5:00 pm 12/15/2020) – 

The call for candidates is underway to run for election to the Board of Governors. One seat is open in four Board Districts. Candidate criteria includes location and years of practice and being an Active Member. Nomination packages are due by 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 2020. For more information and a link to the nomination package, click here. For more information, contact Carrie Sherman at Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org.

Arizona Independent Oversight Committees 

The IOC committees provide an advocate/client/guardian perspective to programs in developmental disabilities and mental health services—each committee provides independent oversight to: (1) Ensure the rights of clients are protected; (2) Review incidents of possible abuse, neglect or denial of a client’s rights; and (3) Make recommendations to the director and the legislature regarding laws, rules, policies, procedures and practices to ensure the protection of clients receiving behavioral health and developmental disability services. The IOC scope or area of focus varies by agency, but all IOCs have the same goal - improve outcomes for members receiving services in the system. 

AHCCCS IOC on Behavioral Health (Central Arizona) – Comprised of 7-15 members who are clients/family members, and professionals with expertise in these areas: psychology, law, medicine, education, special education, social work, mental health, housing for the mentally ill, criminal justice, and public safety; and, when appropriate, two parents of a member receiving services. Meets monthly. For more information, click here

DCS IOC – In the process of establishing and recruiting members. For more information, click here

DES IOCs (Central Arizona and Statewide) – Comprised of 7-15 local citizens who have expertise in: psychology, law, medicine, education, special education, social work, criminal justice; and at least two parents of children who receive services from the division of developmental disabilities. Provides support and reviews matters to the rights of people with developmental disabilities where services are provided. Regional committees meet monthly and Statewide committee meets quarterly. For more information, click here

DHS Arizona State Hospital (“ASH”) IOC on Behavioral Health  –Composed of at 7-15 members: at least two clients or former clients, at least relatives of clients, two parents of enrolled children, and at least three with expertise in one of the following areas: psychology, law, medicine, education, special education, social work, or behavioral health services. Meets monthly. For more information, visit here

All committees are currently accepting applicants. The application can be found here, and questions can be directed to Larry Allen at Larry.Allen@azdoa.gov
City of Mesa Housing and Community Development Advisory Board

Applications are currently being accepted for a vacancy on the Housing and Community Development Advisory Board. This advisory board gives input and makes recommendations for the City’s General Plan and Housing Master Plan, makes recommendations on the operating of the housing programs, assess human services needs etc. To submit an application, you must create an account here

To learn more about the requirements of the position and details about the board, you may contact the City Clerk’s Office at 480-644-2099 or send an e-mail to clerk.info@mesaaz.gov or please visit here.

REMINDER: Committee on Alternative Business Structures 

The Arizona Supreme Court invites applications for appointment to its Committee on Alternative Business Structures (effective January 1, 2021). The Committee will receive applications and make recommendations for licensing ABS entities, that share ownership between lawyers and nonlawyers. It will make recommendations to the supreme court or the Arizona Judicial Council regarding rules, policies, and procedures for regulating alternative business structures and may interview applicants regarding initial licensure and renewals. If you have any questions regarding the forming of this Committee, please call 602-452-3378. For more information and application, visit here.
City of Tempe Audit Committee:

Serving in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and Council, the Audit Committee assists in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities for the financial reporting process, the system of internal controls, the audit process, and the City’s process for monitoring compliance with laws and regulations. The new Audit Committee is seeking applicants for the three Community Member openings. Eligible applicants should have an understanding in the fields of auditing, accounting, finance, legal, government, ethics, governance, or organizational management. Questions regarding the Board and Commission recruitment and application process can be forwarded to the City Clerk’s Office at (480) 350-4311 or clerk@tempe.gov

More information and the application can be found here.

City of Scottsdale Board and Commission Vacancies:

Various City of Scottsdale Boards & Commissions currently have vacancies and notice of upcoming vacancies for which the Scottsdale City Council is accepting applications. Opportunities include the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board, the Transportation Commission, and the Industrial Development Authority. As of 11/2, there were no applications for Airport Advisory Commission, Building Advisory Board of Appeals, Human Services Commission, Industrial Development Authority, Judicial Appointments Advisory Board, and Loss Trust Fund Board. Applicants must be residents of Scottsdale. Please see the link for more information and deadlines.

The complete list of vacancies can be found here.

For more information on the board and commission application, nomination, interview and appointment process, please contact the Scottsdale City Council Office at 480-312-2550.
DNA-People's Legal Services, Inc. - Board of Directors

The State Bar of Arizona Native American legal services seeks board member DNA-People's Legal Services, Inc.
Purpose: This 24-member Board provides direction to the largest Native American legal services program in the country. The State Bar of Arizona is allotted three seats on the Board. Since its inception in 1967, DNA, a non-profit corporation, has pursued an aggressive program of legal advocacy for the disadvantaged, has actively promoted community legal education, and has been instrumental in the advancement of the Navajo Nation’s court system, which serves as a model for tribes across the nation.

Openings: One appointment will be made by the State Bar’s Board of Governors.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: Applicants must be Active Members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona. The DNA Board of Directors meets quarterly.

Length of Term: Four years commencing January 2021.

Application deadline is November 4.

For more information about these professional volunteer positions please click here or contact Carrie Sherman at Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org or at (602) 340-7201.
City of Tempe Boards, Commissions, and Committees

The City of Tempe currently has openings on the following:

Family Justice Commission: advises the City Council and assists City departments in promoting access to justice and safety for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking; and providing leadership and facilitating access to resources that will contribute to wrap-around services and a multi-disciplinary response for the victims and survivors. 

Arts and Culture Commission: advises the City Council, through the Community Services Department, in the development of periodic updates to the Arts and Culture Plan and any subplans thereto and promotes such plans; supports the City’s General Plan goals relating to arts and culture and encourages diverse citizen participation in arts and culture programs and initiatives; and, advises City staff on arts and culture programs, projects, policies, and initiatives. 
Online applications for each Commission and more information can be found online at this link

Go to this link for other City of Tempe Board, Commission or Committee Current Vacancies & Upcoming Openings. 

Paper applications also are available in the Tempe City Clerk’s Office, and can be submitted via email to clerk@tempe.gov, by mail, or in person (subject to COVID-19 restrictions). 

REMINDER: MCBA Young Lawyer Division (YLD) Applications Due 10/28!

There are six available seats on the YLD board of directors. Each of the six positions consists of a two-year term beginning in 2021. Board members attend monthly meetings, serve on board committees like the Mock Trial, Race Judicata, and Barristers Ball committees. Board members support the work of the YLD and the Maricopa County Bar Association. They are expected to make every effort to attend MCBA events and assist with fundraising and YLD member recruitment. Candidates must be active members in good standing with the MCBA. Candidates are asked to submit a formal letter of candidacy to the board of directors, a 200-word bio, and a high-resolution color photo. Resumes or CVs are not acceptable. Send election materials to Laurie Williams atlwilliams@maricopabar.org no later than 5 p.m., October 28, 2020.
Call for Nominations: ABA Section of Intellectual Property – Mark T. Banner Award (10/19)

The ABA Section of Intellectual Property’s Mark T. Banner Award recognizes the wide range of individuals and groups that have advanced the practice, profession, and/or substance of intellectual property law. Nominees need not be lawyers or ABA members. The award will be presented at the 2021 ABA-IPL Annual Meeting in April 2021. Nominations are due by October 19, 2020, and more information and the nomination form can be found at the following link.

DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors (11/4)

The 24-member DNA-People’s Legal Services Board of Directors provides direction to the largest Native American legal services program in the United States. One appointment of the State Bar’s 3 seats will be made this year by the State Bar’s Board of Governors. Applicants must be active members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona. The Board meets quarterly, and each member serves a term of four years. Applications are due Wednesday,November 4, 2020. For more information and to download the application form, click here. Contact is Carrie Sherman at carrie.sherman@staff.azbar.org, at the State Bar of Arizona. 

The MCBA Young Lawyer Division (YLD) is currently seeking board members. (10/28)

There are six available seats on the YLD board of directors. Each of the six positions consists of a two-year term beginning in 2021. Board members attend monthly meetings, serve on board committees like the Mock Trial, Race Judicata, and Barristers Ball committees. Board members support the work of the YLD and the Maricopa County Bar Association. They are expected to make every effort to attend MCBA events and assist with fundraising and YLD member recruitment. Candidates must be active members in good standing with the MCBA. Candidates are asked to submit a formal letter of candidacy to the board of directors, a 200-word bio, and a high-resolution color photo. Resumes or CVs are not acceptable. Send election materials to Laurie Williams atlwilliams@maricopabar.org no later than 5 p.m., October 28, 2020.
Committee on Alternative Business Structures – The Arizona Supreme Court invites applications for appointment to its Committee on Alternative Business Structures (effective January 1, 2021). The Committee will receive applications and make recommendations for licensing ABS entities, that share ownership between lawyers and nonlawyers. It will make recommendations to the supreme court or the Arizona Judicial Council regarding rules, policies, and procedures for regulating alternative business structures and may interview applicants regarding initial licensure and renewals. For more information and application, visit here.

Phoenix Children's Hospital Corporate Advisory Board (East Valley)

 
9/30/2020
 
• Growing with the East Valley  https://www.phoenixchildrens-eastvalley.com/
• Board Leadership: Tim Harrison, Corporate Vice President & Lee Ann Benson, Vice President, East Valley Market
 
This highly networked board will have behind the scenes access to our hospital leadership, development plans and assist in advisement and fundraising support of the new east valley hospital as we are building out.  This is not a governing board.  Suggested Get/Give is 25K that can encompass a variety of outlets including company, employee, personal and warm introductions to other organizations.
 
Current East Valley Corporate Advisory Board Members:
 
*Debbie & Mary Beth are currently serving as the Board’s Co-Chairs
Debbie James, CEO – Cranial Technologies
Mary Beth Bassett, Executive VP & Chief Quality Officer – Vitalant
Steve Whitworth, President – Kitchell
Tom Fischer, CFO – OnTrac
Dr Yasmin Rahimi, Founder -BackFit Health + Spine
Alex Shaffer, Regional President- Meadows Bank
Ken Costello, COO- MST Solutions
Landon Evans, Founder/Owner- HDE Events
Rowan Pickering, Founder Owner of Pickering Entertainment and Event Team Inc
Kent Willson, Government Affairs, Target
 
We currently have a group of 10 amazing leaders who are all executive-level decision-makers and business owners and looking to build it out to 12-15.  

Our board meetings are typically the 2nd Wednesday of every month around lunch time (currently virtual). 

Women’s and Children’s Pavilion

With five stories and more than 367,000 square feet, this contemporary facility will seamlessly integrate pediatric and maternity services in one location, which will enhance safety and improve outcomes for patients.

· 24-bed pediatric emergency department
· 60-bed level III NICU
· 24-bed inpatient unit (with room for growth!)
· 6 operating rooms and procedural suites
· Diagnostic imaging
· Pediatric lab
· Pediatric pharmacy

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For a more in depth overview and to indicate interest, please contact Kim Ho, Corporate Development Officer for PHOENIX CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION at kho@phoenixchildrens.com or 602.933.2603.
Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues – Currently four openings on the commission. The Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues (MCDI) addresses issues affecting people with disabilities in the city of Phoenix. The commission provides input on accessibility to city facilities and properties, and public transportation needs for people with disabilities. For more information, visit here

Human Relations Commission – Currently four openings on the commission. The Human Relation Commission seeks to foster positive intergroup relations and eliminate discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, and sexual orientation. The commission plans information, education, and awareness programs. For more information, visit here

Anti-Defamation League – Glass Leadership Institute – The ADL’s Glass Leadership Institute (GLI) is a nationally recognized leadership development program designed to give a select group of young professionals an up-close and personal view into the nation’s premier civil rights and human relations organization. This ten-month program serves as a comprehensive introduction to ADL and a chance to become part of an impressive circle of young professionals in the Arizona region. Applications are accepted through October 15, 2020. For more information, visit here. The Application is available here

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) – Currently seeking volunteers. CASA is dedicated to serving children currently in Arizona’s Foster Care system and providing them a voice throughout their Juvenile Court matter. Volunteers must undergo an application process, background check, and a 30-hour training that covers child psychology, the ins and outs of the Department of Child Safety, and Juvenile court proceedings. If interested, you can apply at: here, and visit here for more information. 

The Opportunity Tree – Currently seeking passionate and energetic professions to join their board. The Opportunity Tree is currently implementing new initiatives and new best practice models across their programs. They are seeking individuals with a commitment to those with special needs. They also seek individuals with professional experience and a desire to connect to our community to increase impact. Board member service requires a 2-4 hours per month commitment. For more information, contact Kelli O’Toole, President and CEO of The Opportunity Tree at kotoole@theopportunitytree.org or call at 602-956-0400. For more information please visit https://theopportunitytree.org/.

Phoenix Women’s Commission – The purpose of the commission is to provide a formal forum for citizen review of the city’s diversity efforts, and to serve as an advisory board to the Council. The Commission recommends improvements on matters related to the status of women, implement projects as approved by the Mayor and City Council. The commission is composed of volunteer citizens and must be residents or employees of the City of Phoenix. Members are required to serve for a period of three years and appointment is subject to approval by the Mayor and City Counsel. For more information contact Shanna Archie at 602-534-1279 and visit here

AADC Amicus Committee – Are you a member of Arizona Association of Defense Counsel? The AADC Amicus Committee is looking for volunteers who have experience with appellate procedure. We have had a couple requests come through recently but haven’t had the time to devote to drafting amicus briefs and I want to find the committee some help. You can either email Alison Christian at achristian@cdslawfirm.com or John Gregory at jgregory@jshfirm.com.



State Bar Convention – Application for Registration Fee Hardship Waiver

The State Bar Convention will waive a limited number of registration fees for those who apply for a hardship waiver. For more information, please click here

Become a State Bar of Arizona Certified Specialist

Earning the seal that says you're a State Bar of Arizona Certified Specialist, signals clients you have a higher caliber of experience and expertise than most in your field. And it sets you apart in a very competitive work space. There are nine areas of specialization in which you can become certified. Think stature, not status quo. Check out all areas and apply by October 1. 

ARIZONA JUDICIAL BRANCH BOARDS, COUNCILS, AND COMMITTEES (ongoing)

To review a list of boards, councils, and committees currently in place, click here. To apply, click here. 

CITY OF PHOENIX BOARDS (ongoing)

There is a vacancy on the City of Phoenix Judicial Selection Advisory Board. To learn how to apply to the board or any other City of Phoenix Board, click here.

ARIZONA GOVERNOR'S BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS (ongoing)

The Arizona Governor's Boards and Commissions has ongoing opportunities to join Boards and Commissions. There is a long list of Boards and Commissions to apply to at any time. To learn more about the process and review FAQ, click here.

To apply to boards and commissions, click here



MCBA Board – Call of Nominations (5:00 pm 9/15/20 deadline)

The MCBA is currently inviting members to declare their candidacy for one of four available seats on the board of directors. Each of the four positions consists of a two-year term beginning in 2021. Board members attend monthly meetings, liaise with one or more MCBA sections, divisions, or committees, and support the work of the association. They are expected to make every effort to attend MCBA events and assist with fundraising and member recruitment.

Send election materials to MCBA Executive Director Beth Sheehan either by email to bsheehan@maricopabar.org; or postal mail to MCBA, 3030 N. 3rd Street, Suite 1260, Phoenix, AZ 85012 no later than 5 p.m., Sept. 15, 2020. For complete election information, go to maricopabar.org for a copy of the by-laws on the board of directors' webpage.

Arizona Game And Fish Commission Application (9/17/20) 

The Governor’s Office is now accepting applications for the Arizona Game and Fish Commission through Thursday, September 17. The Commission welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable and passionate about Arizona wildlife and its long-term conservation.

Residents of Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, and Yuma Counties are eligible to apply. The commission is structured to ensure representation from a variety of counties, and therefore residents of Gila, Maricopa, Yavapai, or Santa Cruz counties are ineligible for this vacancy. 

Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Applications received or postmarked after the deadline will not be considered.

If you are interested in applying or want to learn more, please click here

For more information about the Arizona Game and Fish Commission and its mission, please click here.  Individuals also may contact the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions at (602) 542-2449.



State Bar Annual Awards

The State Bar's Awards Working Group is seeking nominations for the two awards which have insufficient nominations, the Member of the Year Award and the Michael C. Cudahy Criminal Justice Award (for prosecutors). The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, August 28, 2020 at 5 p.m. Click here for more information on the Awards, for a link to the nomination packet, and an explanation on how to submit a nomination.  

REMINDER—Justice Pro Tem in Maricopa County Justice Courts

Applications for the 2021 Maricopa County Justice Courts’ pro tem positions are due August 31, 2020. Further instructions are on the last page of the application, click here.  Please direct questions to the Appointment Support Team at appointments@jbazmc.maricopa.gov



City of Phoenix Judicial Selection Advisory Board

One opening. Application due Wednesday, September 2. Three-year term beginning November 2020. The JSAB meets once per year or as necessary. Applicants must be active members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona and reside in the City of Phoenix. The Board of Governors is asked to submit three nominations to the Mayor of Phoenix for the JSAB opening. For more information on the JSAB, please click here. For application, please click here.

Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness

Several appointments will be made by the Arizona Supreme Court. The State Bar Board of Governors is asked to submit three nominations per opening to the Court for its ultimate selection. Application due Wednesday, September 2. Initial appointment of four years, with the possibility of reappointment. For more information, click here or contact Carrie Sherman at 602.340.7201 or Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org. For the application, click here

Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations

Several appointments will be made by the Arizona Supreme Court. The State Bar Board of Governors is asked to submit three nominations per opening to the Court for its ultimate selection. Applications due Wednesday, September 2. Initial term of four years, with the possibility of reappointment. For more information, click here or contact Carrie Sherman at 602.340.7201 or Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org. For the application, click here.  



The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) 

Applications are currently being accepted for 5 positions on the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC). These commissioners have the very important job of re-drawing district maps in a non-biased way based on the updated census results. To learn more about the requirements of the position please check out their website here.

To learn more information about the application process and to review the application, please click here. For more information, please contact Blanca Moreno at (602)452-3308 or via email at bmoreno@courts.az.gov

Attorney General’s Honors Program

The Attorney General is recruiting high caliber attorneys to advance its mission and welcomes applications from candidates whose backgrounds reflect the nation’s rich diversity. Eligibility is limited to graduating law students and recent law school graduates who entered judicial clerkships, graduate law programs, or qualifying legal fellowships within 9 months of law school graduation and who meet additional eligibility requirements. To learn more about the eligibility requirements and application check list please visit here. The deadline to apply is September 8, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST.



IRC Nominations: The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) Seeks Applicants for Appointment

What can we do about gerrymandering? In Arizona, we made major reforms in 2000 via voter initiative. The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission was created by amending Arizona Constitution, Article IV, Part 2, Section 1 and tasking the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments with nominating candidates for appointment to the IRC.

If you have an opinion about the best way to draw fair districts, and/or are inspired by the United State’s Supreme Court’s decades-long struggle, most recently highlighted in Rucho v. Common Cause, 139 S. Ct. 2484 (2019), then you should apply for the IRC. It’s clear that voters can be targeted better every ten-year redistricting cycle as big data evolves, the key question is, who should draw the district lines with that data? You can. Arizona leads the way with the IRC, and our way of doing things continues to be held up as a model for other states to follow. Apply! 

Members must be: 
• Arizona registered voters who have not changed parties for the last three years (2017-2020);
• Not elected or appointed to, or a candidate for any other public office including precinct committee person within the last three years, but excluding school board members or officers. See this link if you have questions about whether information in this step applies to you here.
• Cannot have served as an officer of a political party or a candidate’s campaign within the last three years;
• Will be barred from serving as either a public office or an officer of a political party or candidate campaign committee three years after appointment (2020-2023);
• Ineligible for public office or a registered paid lobbyist during their term and for three years thereafter (2033)

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments is currently accepting applications for a new Independent Redistricting Commission. The complete application form and all attachments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 20, 2020 at the Administrative Office of the Courts, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. IRC members are appointed for an approximately ten-year term, or until the appointment of the next redistricting commission (though your districting responsibilities should be over by 2022, when new maps are in use). Appointments for the new term occurs in each year that ends in one.

The application is available here. For more information, please contact Blanca Moreno at 602-452-3308 or via email at bmoreno@courts.az.gov

Arizona Citizens’ Clean Elections Commission

In 1998, the citizens of Arizona passed an initiative creating a new commission with four overlapping objectives: 1) voter education; 2) public financing for qualifying candidates; 3) campaign finance enforcement; and 4) overseeing the clean elections fund. Commissioners work with experienced and creative staff to ensure the proper management of programs, astute litigation management, and also what Commission staff considers the best part of the job: helping Arizonans vote! To that end, the commission works on voter registration efforts, held an educated electorate seminar, work with local elections officials, and host candidate debates, among other things. Learn more about the great work Clean Elections does here.

Generally, the board meets in Phoenix once a month, and for one to three hours, depending on the issues that occurred in the previous month. The Commission may need to call a special sessions or two in a year, but they have historically been infrequent. The terms are five-year terms. Must be qualified to vote, not be precinct committee member, or other official in a political party. You may be appointed by the Governor, the Secretary of State, or the ranking member of the Senate and/or House, as the nomination process starts.

Contact Trista Guzman Glover, the Director of Boards and Commissions at the Governor’s office at 602.542.2449 or email bc@az.gov. Applications are available here.

Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness

Purpose: The Committee members are responsible for the investigation and recommendation of applicants for admission to the practice of law in Arizona. The Committee reviews approximately 500 applications per year. In addition, Committee members attend inquiries and hearings concerning applicant qualifications.

Openings: Several appointments will be made by the Arizona Supreme Court. The State Bar Board of Governors is asked to submit three nominations per opening to the Court for its ultimate selection.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: Committee members must possess the time, skill and patience to review confidential detailed reports of background investigations into financial, criminal, civil, employment, disciplinary and academic matters. Committee members must have the ability to marshal and present evidence, examine witnesses and write clear, concise and well-reasoned findings and recommendations when required. Committee members must understand the importance of applying the Supreme Court Rules pertaining to this process consistently and fairly. Communication with Court staff and other Committee members is encouraged and expected. Applicants should describe prior experience with regulation or discipline of professionals, and their views on the observance of an attorney’s professional ethical obligations, on their application. Applicants who currently serve or have served within the past two years as law school faculty (including adjunct) at one of Arizona's accredited law schools shall not be considered if such service could give rise to significant conflicts of interest regarding their duty to the Supreme Court to review and evaluate the character and fitness of their current or former students.

The Committee conducts at least one hearing monthly in Phoenix. Members are randomly selected and if chosen are expected to participate in assigned hearings. Members must also participate in one or more informal inquiries per month. In addition, each member is assigned several applicant files for independent review each month. Between file review and hearings/business meetings, members devote an average of 25 hours per month to their Committee responsibilities. Due to the time sensitive nature of the admission process, file assessments and associated written outcomes are expected to occur within a two week turn around from receipt on most matters. Mileage is paid for any members residing outside Maricopa County, but there is no other compensation for service as a Committee member.

Term: Initial appointment of four years, with the possibility of reappointment.

An application form here must be submitted to the State Bar by Wednesday, September 2, 2020. For additional information contact Carrie Sherman at 602.340.7201 or Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org.





Criminal Defense Statewide Conference - Call For Class and Intensive Proposals

Save the new date for the The Arizona Public Defender Association will present the Eighteenth Annual APDA Statewide Conference at Tempe Mission Palms on December 16-18, 2020. 

We are seeking proposals from attorneys and staff. A presentation is a great way to stand out while sharing your knowledge and experiences. CLE presentations can also be a stepping stone in establishing yourself as a "go-to" person on a topic, something that is critical in these days of specialized caseloads and courts. You can propose a 1.5 hour class or a single/multi-day intensive course using the APDA excel worksheets.

Contact Laila Ikram at laila.ikram@maricopa.gov for the blank worksheets. Once completed, email the worksheets to APDA_Assistance@Maricopa.Gov no later than October 1, 2020. 



City of Tempe Boards, Commissions, and Committees

The City of Tempe currently has openings on the following:

Arts and Culture Commission: advises the City Council, through the Community Services Department, in the development of periodic updates to the Arts and Culture Plan and any subplans thereto and promotes such plans; supports the City’s General Plan goals relating to arts and culture and encourages diverse citizen participation in arts and culture programs and initiatives; and, advises City staff on arts and culture programs, projects, policies, and initiatives.

Disability Concerns Commission: advises and makes recommendations to the City Council; assists City departments and the City Manager in the establishment of essential policies, rules, and regulations relating to compliance with Federal and State disabilities legislation or regulations and on other disabilities concerns and issues as needed; prepares and submits an annual report to the City Manager and City Council; and, takes further actions as may be deemed necessary and appropriate to further the goals of the Commission.

Family Justice Commission: advises the City Council and assists City departments in promoting access to justice and safety for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking; and providing leadership and facilitating access to resources that will contribute to wrap-around services and a multi-disciplinary response for the victims and survivors.

Online applications for each Commission and more information can be found online here. Paper applications also are available in the Tempe City Clerk’s Office, and can be submitted via email to clerk@tempe.gov, by mail, or in person (subject to COVID-19 restrictions). 

City of Phoenix Boards, Commissions and Committees

The City of Phoenix currently has openings on the following:

Ahwatukee Foothills Village Planning Committee: assist the Planning Commission in the performance of its duties. Village Planning Committee activities should include: 1) Identifying areas or provisions of the General Plan text which need refinement and updating. 2) Identifying problems and needs related to implementation of the General Plan. 3) Defining in greater detail the intended future function, density and character of sub-areas of the village. 4) Commenting on proposals for the new zoning districts or land use districts.

Airport Board of Adjustment: duties of the Board are: 1) Hear and decide appeals in which it is alleged there is an error in an order, requirement, or decision made by the Zoning Administrator in the enforcement of this Article. 2) Hear and decide appeals from the action of the Zoning Administrator in the granting or denying of variances, the issuance of use permits, or in the interpretation of the provisions of this Article. 3) Hear and decide all matters referred to the Board by the Zoning Administrator. 4) Reverse or affirm, wholly or in part, or modify the order, requirement, or decision of the Zoning Administrator appealed from, and make such order, requirement, decision, or determination as necessary.

Applications and more information can be found here.

VOTE!
The deadline to join the Permanent Early Voting List or to request a one-time ballot-by-mail for the August 4, 2020 Primary Election is July 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. For instructions and a link to online registration, visit the Arizona Secretary of State website here.



Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (AADC) The Civil Defense Bar - Board of Directors (Application due August 18, 2020).

The AADC is a nonprofit organization composed of defense attorneys who practice primarily in the area of civil defense litigation. AADC is dedicated to the education of its members and the judiciary and increasing community awareness of positive aspects of the legal profession. AADC is currently seeking members to joint its Board of Directors. The position is a three-year term. For more information on the organization go to Admin@azadc.org. Click here for the application and for more information on the board obligations and expectations. Click here for more information.

Nominations now accepted for National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) 2020 Vern Countryman and Rising Star Awards (Applications due by July 27, 2020).

The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) consumerlaw@nclc.org  invites you to submit nominations for its two annual awards, the Vern Country man Award for lifetime achievement. Click here for more information and the Rising Star Award for newer attorneys who have made a lasting impact. Click here for more information.   

These awards highlight attorneys in consumer law field that have a demonstrated record of excellence and have made significant contributions to consumer law and the cause of economic justice. Please fill out the nomination material using the above links and compile any attachments. Once complete, please send to cmurray@nclc.org.

Arizona Capitol Times nominations for 2020 Best of the Capitol! (Voting ends July 8).

Now is your chance to vote for your nominee for categories such as “Best Response to COVID-19, Most creative Response to COVID-19” categories in addition to the annual Best Elected Official, Best Debater, Best Lobbyist." Click here for more information.



Scottsdale Historical Society- a non-profit, volunteer organization housed in the Little Red Schoolhouse on the Scottsdale Mall, is seeking a new Treasurer. Knowledge of Peachtree Software is a requirement. Duties include maintaining accounts, writing checks, and giving a financial report at the monthly board meetings on the third Monday night of each month. Estimated time involved is approximately two hours/week. If you’re interested in applying, please contact 480-945-4499 or [click here to email] info@scottsdalemuseum.com.

 

For more information please click here

 

Phoenix Women’s Commission- Currently three board member vacancies. The purpose of the Phoenix Women's Commission is to provide a formal forum for citizen review of the City's diversity efforts, salary equity, and to serve as an advisory board to the Council. The Commission shall not become involved in political issues nor in matters which are outside of the City's jurisdiction. The Commission shall recommend improvements on matters related to the status of women and implement specific projects and programs as approved by the Mayor and City Council. Applicants must be residents or employees of the City of Phoenix.

 

For more information please click here.

 

Teach for America Phoenix- Seeks highly engaged young professionals who are passionate about improving Arizona education to join our Associate Board. Associate board members champion Teach For America as a critical vehicle to eliminate educational disparities in low-income communities in Arizona. If you are interested or would like additional information, please contact Associate Board Recruitment Chair, Trevor Bergeron at tbergeron@deloitte.com.

 

For more information please click here.

 

Maricopa Count Commission on Trial Court Appointments– The Commission is seeking public input on 18 candidates for four openings on the Maricopa County Superior Court. Nine of the 18 are AWLA members. For more information, click here.




Phoenix Allies for Community Health (PACH)- Currently seeking and recruiting a President of the Board. This non-profit organization is dedicated to improving health outcomes in marginalized low-income communities of the working poor, who have minimal access to primary care. 

If you’re interested in applying, please email Jessica Rubio, Advocacy Director at Advocacy@azpach.org

For more information please visit: azpach.org

Judicial Selection Advisory Board- Currently one board member vacancy. Duties of the board are to seek out and encourage qualified individuals to apply for the office of judge of the Phoenix City Court or the City of Phoenix Ethics Commission, and to conduct investigations into the background and qualifications of the candidates. This board does require the applicant to reside in Phoenix, AZ. 

For more information please click here

Mayor’s Human Trafficking Task Force- Currently three vacancies for the ad-hoc committee. Members are appointed by Mayor and Council to represent a diversity of backgrounds. The Task Force provide strategic support to establish the City of Phoenix as a model in addressing combating human trafficking through community awareness, outreach, training, law enforcement, and victim services. This board does require the applicant to reside in Phoenix, AZ. 

For more information please click here.



Maricopa Workforce Development Board Currently Seeking and Recruiting Board Members. This Board is responsible for developing and submitting local workforce development area plans; Engagement with diverse employers; Collaborate with education program representatives; develop a budget for activities; Develop strategies for using technology to maximize accessibility and effectiveness of the local workforce development system for employers etc.

For more information and to apply please click here.

Maricopa County Air Pollution Hearing Board There are currently vacancies in District 1 and District 4. This Board conducts hearings for permit denial appeals, orders of abatement and petitions for conditional permits and for any person who filed an objection that meets the requirements of A.R.S. §49-480

For more information please click here.

Maricopa County Board of Health There are upcoming vacancies for Districts 3/4/5 and at Large Members on December 31, 2020. This Board shall recommend rules, regulations and ordinances to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for adoption and enforcement in the County. Cooperate with the Chambers of Commerce and other interested persons or organizations and hold public hearings. Serve as a forum for appeals, revocations, or suspensions of permits issued by the Department of Public Health.

For more information please click here




WANTED: Bankruptcy Section Chair -- The Bankruptcy Section of the Arizona State Bar is now accepting applications for the position of Section Chair. In accordance with Section tradition, the winning candidate will first serve as Chair-Elect during the 2020-2021 term and then automatically transition to Chair for the 2021-2022 term. The Chair-Elect participates as a member of the Executive Council for the Section (which meets bimonthly) and assists the Chair and Executive Council as necessary. 

Any member of the Section may submit an application. Applications must provide: 1) a brief description of the applicant's qualifications; and 2) a brief statement regarding the applicant's motivations for seeking the position and goals as Chair. Applications must be sent to Betty.Flores@staff.azbar.org. Each candidate's application (once accepted) will be incorporated into a ballot and distributed to Section membership for voting. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY JUNE 5, 2020. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THAT TIME WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. During these unprecedented times, while normally announced at the June State Bar Convention, this year's new Chair-Elect will be announced via email and will assume the position at that time.

Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments (SD 4) - This application deadline has been extended to July 1, 2020: 1 opening, 4 year term, appointee must be confirmed by the Arizona State Senate.

Purpose: The five non-partisan commissions are chaired by the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. Primary responsibility is to screen, interview and recommend judicial candidates to the Governor of Arizona for the Governor’s final selection to fill judicial vacancies.

Qualifications: Active Members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona, resident in the state, admitted to practice law before the Arizona Supreme Court for at least 5 years, resident of SD 4 for at least one year (Avondale, Buckeye, El Mirage, Glendale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Sun City /Sun City West, Surprise, Wickenburg, Youngtown).

For additional information contact Carrie Sherman at Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org. Application available at here

Phoenix Women’s Commission, City of Phoenix: There are currently three vacancies on the Commission. The purpose of the Phoenix Women's Commission is to provide a formal forum for citizen review of the City's diversity efforts, salary equity, and to serve as an advisory board to the Council. The Commission recommends improvements on matters related to the status of women and implement specific projects and programs as approved by the Mayor and City Council with the following areas of responsibility: 1) Review the City of Phoenix diversity efforts regarding recruitment, hiring, placement, and promotional programs, and salary equity to identify strengths and weaknesses; and to make recommendations of changes needed. 2) Define, review, and prioritize the problems of women as those problems relate to the City. 3) Recommend possible solutions to those problems. 4) Develop short range and long range goals and objectives for improving the status of women. 5) Evaluate projects as requested by the Mayor and Council. 6) Recommend persons to serve on City standing committees, advisory boards and ad hoc committees. 7) Assist in efforts to provide information and educational programs to improve the status of women. 8) Provide written reports to the Council regarding recommendations, submit special reports at the request of the Council, and submit an annual report of its activities to the Council in December of each year.

Applicants must be residents or employees of the City of Phoenix. Terms are for three years. Members are appointed by the Mayor subject to approval of the City Council. 

Contact: Shanna Archie at (602)534-1279

To apply, please click here. You must first register online and complete a profile. You will then have access to the online application form, which must be completed online, or mailed or faxed, along with a resume or biography, to:

City of Phoenix Mayor's Office
200 W. Washington St., 11th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Fax: 602-495-5583

Community Review Board, City of Phoenix: In February, the Mayor and Council approved the formation of a new civilian review board based on a study and recommendations from the National Police Foundation regarding officer-involved shootings. The study suggested improving transparency and interaction with the public. Two new independent bodies were created as a result -- one with city staff, called the Office of Accountability and Transparency and another made up of appointed community members called the Community Review Board. The two will work together to gather input from the community and release independent reports on police policy, investigations and training. Information about the new Community Review Board has not yet been posted, but the Leadership Appointments Committee will try to provide an update once the board selection process and vacancies are posted.

At Home Opportunities During COVID-19: As set forth in last week’s LAC update, there are a number of at home, or in person, opportunities available through HandsOn Greater Phoenix. These include opportunities to show appreciation to frontline medical staff, make face masks for health care professionals and more. Additional information on these opportunities is available here



Young Lawyers Division Board (District 4 Rep) - The YLD Board is seeking driven, and engaging individuals (who practice in Maricopa County) who want to make a difference within our community. There are 3 open seats for the 2020-2022 term. Nominations must be submitted by May 29th, 2020 by email toStephanie.Austin@staff.azbar.org.

Hands on Healthcare Campaign – (AT HOME OPPORTUNITY) Join HandsOn Greater Phoenix in showing appreciation to medical staff on the frontlines by taking part in this appreciation campaign. More information available on this flier or email your message to thankyou@handsonphoenix.org.

Face Masks for Health Care Professionals – (AT HOME OPPORTUNITY) Help make face masks for the health care professionals. For instructions, watchhere, and review this guide here.

St. Vincent De Paul – (AT HOME OPPORTUNITIES) St. Vincent de Paul needs at home volunteers are needed for administrative tasks and family orientated crafts. For more information, please see this flier here

Various In-Person Opportunities – If you’re willing and able, HandsOn Greater Phoenix has compiled a variety of in-person opportunities in the impact areas of hunger, homelessness, and seniors. Please visit here for more information. 

Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments (SD 4) - This application deadline has been extended to July 1, 2020: 1 opening, 4 year term, appointee must be confirmed by the Arizona State Senate.

Purpose: The five non-partisan commissions are chaired by the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. Primary responsibility is to screen, interview and recommend judicial candidates to the Governor of Arizona for the Governor’s final selection to fill judicial vacancies.

Qualifications: Active Members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona, resident in the state, admitted to practice law before the Arizona Supreme Court for at least 5 years, resident of SD 4 for at least one year (Avondale, Buckeye, El Mirage, Glendale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Sun City /Sun City West, Surprise, Wickenburg, Youngtown).

For additional information contact Carrie Sherman at Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org. Application available here



City of Glendale - Boards and Commissions – Current Vacancies

If you are a Glendale resident looking for a way to serve your community, have a special interest or are an expert in a particular field, consider applying for one of the City’s boards or commissions. Applications are always accepted. Annual appointments are made every January. Appointments are also made throughout the year as vacancies occur. Applications will be kept on file for two years and you will be contacted if your application has been recommended by one of our City Council members.

Current Vacancies:

• Arts Commission (Ocotillo)
• Aviation Advisory Commission (At-Large)
• Board of Adjustment (Yucca)
• Citizens Utility Advisory Commission (Ocotillo)
• Citizens Transportation Oversight Commission (At-Large)
• Community Development Advisory Committee (Cholla)
• Human Relations Commission (Ocotillo)
• Library Advisory Board (Ocotillo & Teen)
• Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission (Teen)
• Personnel Board (At Large)

For more information on a specific board or commission, please click here to see details regarding membership and staff contact information.

To apply click here.

For additional information, meeting locations and how you can become involved, please call the City Clerk’s Office at (623) 930-2252.

City of Phoenix Fire Department – Volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians

The Phoenix Fire Department's Crisis Response Unit is accepting applications from community members to volunteer as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) who are interested in assisting individuals and/or groups who have experienced a crisis. No previous experience required (EMT Certification Required). Volunteers work on a Crisis Response (CR)Van with one partner. Volunteers must complete approximately 100 hours of training prior to staffing a CR Van. CR teams reside in fire stations during the hours of service. CR teams are dispatched to crisis calls through the Phoenix Fire Department alarm room as requested by fire and police personnel. Once on scene, the CR team provide: crisis intervention, grief support, education on victims' right and police investigative procedures. In addition, the team provides 

If you would like to learn more or have questions about this opportunity, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Mary Jean Eggleston, at (602) 261-8849 orcr.staff.pfd@phoenix.gov

Application Link (must register for an online account with the City of Phoenix here.  

City of Phoenix Fire Department – Volunteer Behavior Health Specialist

The Phoenix Fire Department's Crisis Response Unit is accepting applications from community members to volunteer as a Behavioral Health Specialist who are interested in assisting individuals and/or groups who have experienced a crisis. No previous experience required. Volunteers work on a Crisis Response (CR)Van with one partner. Volunteers must complete approximately 100 hours of training prior to staffing a CR Van. CR teams reside in fire stations during the hours of service. CR teams are dispatched to crisis calls through the Phoenix Fire Department alarm room as requested by fire and police personnel. Once on scene, the CR team provide: crisis intervention, grief support, education on victims' right and police investigative procedures. In addition, the team provides resources and referrals.

If you would like to learn more or have questions about this opportunity, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Mary Jean Eggleston, at (602) 261-8849 orcr.staff.pfd@phoenix.gov

Application Link (must register for an online account with the City of Phoenix here






Super Lawyers nomination period is April 6, 2020 – July 31, 2020

Log in and nominate noteworthy women and AWLA attorneys to be Super Lawyers!

For more information, please click here.

Nomination Period: April 6, 2020 - July 31, 2020

Data Verification Due: January 12, 2021



CITY OF SCOTTSDALE BOARD & COMMISSION VACANCIES 
https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/boards/vacancies

Several City of Scottsdale Boards & Commissions currently have vacancies for which the Scottsdale City Council is accepting applications. Opportunities include the Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee, the Human Relations Commission, and the Path and Trails Committee. Applicants must be residents of Scottsdale. Please see the link for more information and deadlines. 


STATE BAR OF ARIZONA – BAR LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE 2020-21 COHORT
https://www.azbar.org/for-lawyers/career-advancement/bar-leadership-institute/

The State Bar is accepting applications for its Bar Leadership Institute 2020-21 cohort through June 19, 2020. “The Bar Leadership Institute is a selective program designed to train the next generation of Bar members and community leaders. Participants are provided with networking opportunities, training and education, community awareness and other skills necessary to benefit the diverse communities in which they work, live and serve.” Please see the link for more information. 



MARICOPA COUNTY COMMISSION ON TRIAL COURT APPOINTMENTS – SD 4 SEAT *
Deadline: May 1, 2020

Purpose: The five non-partisan commissions are chaired by the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court (or his designee). Primary responsibility is to screen, interview and recommend judicial candidates to the Governor of Arizona for the Governor’s final selection to fill judicial vacancies.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: Applicants must be Active Members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona. Applicants shall have resided in the state, and shall have been admitted to practice law before the Arizona Supreme Court, for not less than five (5) years and shall have resided in Supervisorial District (SD) 4 for at least one year before being nominated.

No more than three of the five attorney-commissioners may be from the same political party. None of the attorney or non-attorney members of the commissions shall hold any governmental office, elective or appointive, for profit and no attorney member is eligible for appointment to any judicial office of this state until one year after membership in the commission terminates. The commissions meet as necessary when judicial openings occur.

Arizona’s Constitution (Article 6, Section 36.C. and Section 41.D.) provides for ethnic and gender diversity on the commissions. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply for positions on the judicial nominating commissions.

Term: Four years. The Governor’s appointees must be confirmed by the Arizona State Senate.
Openings: One opening in Supervisorial District 4. Applicants must have resided in SD 4 for at least one year. Applicants may be affiliated with any political party.

ABA HOUSE OF DELEGATES *
Deadline: May 1, 2020

Purpose: Delegates represent the State Bar of Arizona at the Annual and Midyear Meetings of the American Bar Association House of Delegates. The State Bar reimburses only that portion of Delegate expenses relating to that portion of the House’s agenda which addresses the regulation of the profession and improving the quality of legal services.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: Applicants must be Active Members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona. The successful candidates must also be members of, and in good standing with, the ABA throughout their tenure as Delegates. The Delegates regularly appear before the Board of Governors to report on House of Delegates’ activities.

Openings: Two appointments will be made by the Board of Governors.

Term: Two years commencing September 2020.

CLIENT PROTECTION FUND BOARD OF TRUSTEES *
Deadline: May 1, 2020

Purpose: 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.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: 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. Non-lawyers are also eligible to apply. The Trustees meet several times a year to review claims.

Active and Judicial Members in Maricopa County are ineligible to apply for this opening. A maximum of two attorney-trustees from any one county is permitted under the Declaration of Trust. Currently there are two lawyer-trustees serving from Maricopa County.

Openings: One appointment will be made by the Board of Governors.

Term: Five years commencing June 2020.

* Applications for the Commission on Trial Court Appointments, the ABA House of Delegates, and the Client Protection Fund Board of Trustees must be submitted to the State Bar by Friday, May 1, 2020. The application can be found at the following link. For additional information, contact Carrie Sherman at 602.340.7201 or Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org.



ARIZONA GOVERNOR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS LIST

The Arizona Governor Boards and Commissions List has a variety of leadership opportunities to join Boards and Commissions. Take a look at the list and apply for one! Please see the link for more information and deadlines. 



CITY OF TEMPE COMMITTEE OPENINGS 

FIRE PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL RETIREMENT SYSTEM BOARD (position opens on 06/30/2020)

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Purpose: The Fire Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Board is responsible for the following in regard to the Tempe Fire Public Safety Personnel Retirement System: (1) decides questions of eligibility and service credits, and determines the amount, manner, and time of payments of any benefits due under the system; (2) prescribes procedures to be followed by claimants filing applications for benefits; (3) determines the right of any claimant to a benefit, and affords any claimant or the fund manager (or both) a right to a rehearing on the Board’s original determination; (4) distributes information (including annual reports) explaining and/or reporting on the retirement system to interested members/parties; and, (5) appoints a medical board to ascertain employee physical fitness.

Board Composition: There are two citizen positions on the Fire Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Board. One of which is the chair for the Merit System Board. Both citizen board members appointed also serve on the Police PSPRS Board. These positions are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council.

Term: All members serve a four-year term. There is no term limitation.

THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD (one vacancy with a term until 2024 and one vacancy upcoming on 07/10/2020)

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Purpose: The IDA invests in the City in ways that will encourage further development, attract new business and industry, assure job opportunities, and enhance the prosperity and quality of life of our residents, employees and businesses.

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: Members are from each of the following parts of the community, with no more than two members filling the same category: representative from a tribal nation; expert in Sonoran Desert flora and fauna; representative from a group made up of outdoor recreation enthusiasts; expert in issues of water or riparian environments; expert in issues of historic or archeological preservation; representative from an organization that represents Tempe businesses; representative from an academic institution; Tempe resident serving on the Parks, Recreation, Golf, and Double Butte Cemetery Advisory Board; and Tempe resident, at-large.

Board Composition: The members of the IDA are selected from the qualified electors of the City of Tempe by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council.

Term: Six (6) years.

JOINT REVIEW COMMITTEE (two vacancies upcoming on 07/07/2020)

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Purpose: The Joint Review Committee exercises the powers granted to the Board of Adjustment and the Development Review Commission, consistent with applicable law for those boards for any development action in the MU-Ed Zoning District. The Committee may, in connection with any development action in the MU-Ed Zoning District, impose conditions, as it deems necessary to fully carry out the provisions and intent of the Code. Any decision of the Development Services Manager, or designee, may be appealed to the Joint Review Committee for projects within the MU-Ed Zoning District.

Board Composition: The Joint Review Committee consists of seven regular members and five alternates. The alternates shall serve at the Committee meetings whenever a regular Committee member is unable to attend or must decline due to a conflict of interest. More specifically, the composition is as follows: Three regular members and two alternate members shall be appointed by the President of Arizona State University; three regular members and two alternate members shall be appointed by the Mayor of Tempe with the approval of City Council; and, one regular member and one alternate member fo the Committee shall be jointly appointed by the Mayor of Tempe with City Council approval, and the President of ASU.

Term: Members serve three-year terms.



We’re Moving Forward Board Members—Accepting Applications

We’re MOVING FORWARD! is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (ID# 47-2199053) founded by three women whose own lives were dramatically impacted by a traumatic brain injury of a family member. Ronda Alcorn, Linda Countryman, and Tara Pepiton all have sons who were the unfortunate victims of such an injury. Since 2009 they have been organizing social events and activities ranging from a simple trip to the movies to a three-day adventure out of town. In October of 2014, we formally became a nonprofit to continue offering this very important avenue for growth, allow us to reach more families and provide a wider range of group activities. The organization is structured in such a way as to try to involve the entire group in the planning, funding, and execution of activities and events, further providing the stepping stones for our participants to initiate and become involved in the rebuilding of their own social lives while fostering new and ongoing personal relationships. Donations and fundraising proceeds to We’re MOVING FORWARD! go toward group activities and events and the costs associated with them. They are an all-volunteer organization. Their overhead is limited to expenses incurred by maintaining the organizations infrastructure as there are no salaries to be drawn and no profit to be made by anyone involved in the management or operation of We’re MOVING FORWARD! Send your resume and references to ralcorn@wmforward.org. For more information about this non-profit, go to their website located at:https://wmforward.org/

For additional information contact Ronda Alcorn at 480-209-7663 or Lauren Bostick at 480-229-8270.


City of Tempe Board and Commissions Vacancies– 

There are many vacancies coming up within the next couple of months such as
The Merit System Board, which reviews and makes recommendations on proposed Personnel Rules and Regulations and/or amendments (2 upcoming openings terms expiring 05/31/2020);
Aviation Commission (1 vacancy term expiring 12/31/2020);
Development Review Commission (3 upcoming openings with terms expiring 07/01/2020);
and many more. For more information and to apply click here.








State Bar Annual Awards—Accepting Nominations

The nominees for the State Bar Annual Awards are ...

We don't know because you haven't nominated them yet! That’s right, you have until March 31 to nominate those legal eagles you think are stars of the Bar for one of ten awards. Recipients will be honored at the June Bar Convention in Tucson. The Bar awards recognize Arizona lawyers who have made contributions in a number of areas, from advancing diversity and inclusion to outstanding criminal law prosecutor. Nominate now! Click here for the link to submit a nomination.

A nomination form must be submitted to the State Bar by Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

For additional information contact Carrie Sherman at 602.340.7201 or Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org



2020 Reisman Awards

The Reisman Awards celebrate the best, brightest, and the most innovative legal firms. 
You can submit an application to win a 2020 Reisman in one of the six award categories—including the brand new Firm Impact, which will be voted on by industry peers. The deadline to apply is March 25, 2020. If you win, you’ll receive free passes (plus flights and accommodation) to the most exciting legal conference: the 2020 Clio Cloud Conference, where awards will be announced and firms celebrated in front of 2,500 industry professionals. Additionally, you’ll be featured in one of the Customer Story videos, and your law firms will be given assets to market their firm’s success and your award will be announced to the world. Share your firm’s story and what makes your firm special! Apply Now.



City of Tempe Board and Commission Application
This is a new Commission with nine (9) vacancies (terms expiring 12/31/2020, 12/31/2021, or 12/31/2022). This Commission was created to advise the Tempe City Council and assist City staff in the establishment of essential policies, management plans, rules, and regulations relating to the acquisitions, planning, operation, use, care, conservation, restoration, and maintenance of areas, and design of future amenities and facility by the City for use as a preserve. City of Tempe residency preference, but not required. Applications to serve on the Desert Conservation Commission and any other Tempe board or commission are available here

City of Phoenix Boards & Commissions:

Board and Commission members provide input to the Mayor, City Council, City Manager and city departments on a variety of issues affecting the city. All residents are welcome to participate in this important process. Good government is not just the responsibility of elected officials and city employees—residents also play an important role. Current vacancies include:

Water Conservation Ad Hoc Committee – 3 Vacancies 

Chaired by Councilwoman Thelda Williams and Councilwoman Laura Pastor. The Ad Hoc Committee is to make recommendations concerning potential actions to continue Phoenix's legacy as a leader in water conservation, with particular focus on (1) landscaping requirements and guidelines; (2) codes and enforcement; and (3) education and outreach. See more information here.

Phoenix Women’s Commission – 3 Vacancies

The purpose of the Phoenix Women's Commission is to provide a formal forum for citizen review of the City's diversity efforts, salary equity, and to serve as an advisory board to the Council. The Commission shall not become involved in political issues nor in matters which are outside of the City's jurisdiction. The Commission shall recommend improvements on matters related to the status of women and implement specific projects and programs as approved by the Mayor and City Council. More information here.

Visit this link to get more information about City boards and commissions and the application process.


Maricopa County Merit Systems Commission – The Commission is responsible for overseeing the Employee Merit System (pursuant to A.R.S. § 11-351 through 11-357) and the Law Enforcement Officers’ Merit System (pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-1001 through 38-1007). The Board advises on hiring, promotion, and other personnel management practices to ensure the county provides the best service to Maricopa County residents. The board meets once a year, and currently has a vacancy for Maricopa County Supervisor District 3. To learn more or for an application, please click here.

Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council - This board is comprised of individuals with disabilities, family members, professional stakeholders, and state agency representatives, and currently has three vacancies. This Council’s mission is to “develop and support capacity building and systemic change to increase inclusion and involvement of people with developmental disabilities in their communities through the promotion of self-determination, independence, and dignity in all aspects of life.” This Council serves the community by collecting data, funding grants for projects aimed at issues important to people with developmental disabilities, and advancing inclusion and self-advocacy. For more information or to apply, please click here.

Housing Authority of Maricopa County Advisory Committee -- There is currently one vacancy for Maricopa County Board of Supervisors District 2, and a number of terms expiring soon. Homelessness in Arizona is reaching epidemic proportions. This Committee seeks to curtail the homelessness crisis by developing and sustaining affordable housing, and expanding accessibility to affordable housing throughout Maricopa County. For more information, please click here.

City of Mesa Housing and Community Development Advisory Board – This board has two current vacancies, and additional terms expiring over summer. Board members must be residents of Mesa. The board advises the Mesa City Council on “housing, community development, social services priorities, funding, and planning across the community.” Board members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council for three-year terms. Additional information, including how to apply, is available here.



City of Tempe Desert Conservation Commission – This is a new Commission with nine (9) vacancies (terms expiring 12/31/2020, 12/31/2021, or 12/31/2022). This Commission was created to advise the Tempe City Council and assist City staff in the establishment of essential policies, management plans, rules, and regulations relating to the acquisitions, planning, operation, use, care, conservation, restoration, and maintenance of areas, and design of future amenities and facility by the City for use as a preserve. City of Tempe residency preference, but not required.

Applications to serve on the Desert Conservation Commission and any other Tempe board or commission are available here.

City of Phoenix Census Complete Count Committee -- There are 16 vacancies on this ad hoc committee, which was established by Mayor Gallego and the City Council to engage community support for an accurate and complete 2020 Census. The Committee’s mission is to develop and implement a public awareness program to inform Phoenix residents about the importance and benefits of completing and submitting the 2020 Census questionnaire and to encourage every Phoenix household to participate. For more information, contact Albert Santana at (602) 534-7878 or check here

Maricopa County Community Development Advisory Committee -- There are several vacancies on this Committee, which was created by the Board of Supervisors to act in an advisory capacity on matters concerning the Maricopa County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, including funding recommendations, fair housing, and housing affordability issues affecting low/moderate income people. It is a standing committee for the duration of the Maricopa County CDBG program. It functions in such a manner as to allow continuity of effective involvement of participating cities and towns and the citizens organizations throughout all stages of the Block Grant program. For more information or to apply, check here

State Bar of Arizona Annual Awards -- Each year at the annual convention, the State Bar of Arizona recognizes exceptional contributions by individuals and organizations that enhance and promote the legal profession. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Annual Awards. The deadline is March 31, 2020 at 5 p.m. More information and the nomination packet are available here.




ABA’s CWP Launching Leaders Retreat

The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession is holding the Launching Leaders Retreat on April 30-May 2. Develop a plan for your own path to leadership, meet other accomplished women lawyers, and relax and rejuvenate at the Montelucia (Scottsdale). For more details please click here

Citizens Clean Elections Commission

 

The Citizens Clean Elections Act is administered by a five member, non-partisan Commission. The Act established a system for voter education, clean funding for candidate campaigns and campaign finance enforcement. The purpose of the Act is to restore citizen participation and confidence in our political system, improve the integrity of Arizona State government and promote freedom of speech under the U.S. and Arizona Constitutions. Submit an application for consideration at here. Find more details here

 

Arizona Humanities Council

 

Arizona Humanities is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Arizona Humanities supports public programs that promote understanding of the human experience with cultural, educational, and nonprofit organizations across Arizona. Submit an application for consideration here. Find more details here

 

Commission on Trial Court Appointments (Maricopa County)

 

Arizona utilizes a judicial merit selection and retention system. This nonpartisan commission investigates and evaluates applicants for judgeships, then submits the names of at least three highly qualified applicants to the Governor. Submit an application for consideration here. Find more details here.

 




City of Phoenix Library Advisory Committee

This Board will inform and advise the Phoenix City Council on matters of public interest and need in relation to the resources and services of the Library system. The Board has up to 7 members with 1 vacancy at this time. For more information, please click here. Some boards require residency within the city of Phoenix. If you are interested in applying, the application can be found online here.

Community Development Review Committee

This Committee conducts a request for proposals process for the allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds in the public services and public facilities and improvements categories. The Board has up to 11 members with 1 vacancy at this time. For more information, please click here. Some boards require residency within the city of Phoenix. If you are interested in applying, the application can be found online at here.



Maricopa County Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Division 

Applications are being accepted for officers for 2020-2021. If you are interested in running for an officer or committee position, please contact Al Jacobs atajacobsaz@gmail.com.


Tempe Chamber of Commerce 

Tempe Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Council is looking to be connected with women interested in fostering the growth and success of women in business. Their objectives include: organize and plan seminars featuring empowering and inspiring speakers; ensure continued visibility of the Leadership Conference; and sustain a dynamic mentoring program to develop high potential Tempe Chamber of Commerce members by coaching them to reach and achieve their full potential. If you are interested in learning more, you may call (480) 967-7891 or email info@tempechamber.org.


Kaity’s Way Non-Profit Board Opening

Kaity's Way is a nonprofit whose mission is to advocate for healthy teen relationships by providing education, skills and tools to youth and their allies. We are looking for motivated, passionate people to serve on our Board of Directors. If you would like an opportunity to be a part of the movement to end teen dating violence in our community please contact us at kaitysway@gmail.com or (602)-740-2734 to get started with completing our Kaity's Way Board Member Application.

Role Expectations Include:

Share Kaity’s Story: a true, impactful and compelling story that brings to light the warning signs of Teen Dating Violence (TDV) and what lessons can be learned to prevent such a tragedy for others. In addition we provide current data in an effort to promote Healthy Relationships.

Provide Education regarding Kaity’s Law: A Law that was enacted in the state of Arizona September 2009 to provide those in Dating Relationships protection under the law

Hold various Workshops at Conferences: Topics range from TDV to How to Make a Difference in Your Community

Set up Exhibit Tables at various events: To distribute important brochures and literature to the community to bring awareness to violence among and against our children.

Maintain a useful and concise website www.kaitysway.org which contains all the information found in the brochure as well as a summary of Kaity’s Story, information on how to Get Help and Give Help, Current Events and a Blog page for open discussions and additional information to distribute.

Send out an electronic monthly newsletter, Kaity’s Korner which provides information about what Kaity’s Way has done, what is up and coming and significant statistical data.

Distribute Brochures and important literature regarding violence among and against children



Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award Accepting Nominations

https://aba.fluidreview.com/

Award Purpose

The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession is now accepting nominations for the 30th Annual Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. The award was established in 1991 to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women lawyers. Each year, this award honors up to five outstanding women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence within their area of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for other women lawyers. These women demonstrate excellence in a variety of professional settings and personify excellence on either the national, regional, or local level.

The 2020 awards will be presented at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL in August 2020.

Criteria

• The individual achieved professional excellence in her field AND
• Influenced other women to pursue legal careers, OR
• Opened doors for women lawyers in a variety of job settings that historically were closed to them, OR
• Advanced opportunities for women within a practice area or segment of the profession.
• Nominees may be ABA members or nonmembers.
• Sitting members of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession may not be nominated.

Nomination Application Requirements

A. Nomination Form - Complete and submit the online nomination form.

This form must be submitted for both new nominations and for repeat nominations.

B. Nominee's Resume - Include the nominee's resume or biography, describing her background and contributions.

C. Award Criteria Narrative - In no more than three typed pages, provide specific, concrete examples for criterion #1 and at least one of criteria numbers 2 through 4 below:

1. The individual achieved professional excellence in her field AND
2. Influenced other women to pursue legal careers, OR
3. Opened doors for women lawyers in a variety of job settings that historically were closed to them, OR
4. Advanced opportunities for women within a practice area or segment of the profession.

D. Articles and Letters - To present a comprehensive picture of the nominee, please include both (1) up to 10 news or magazine articles written by or about the candidate and (2) no more than 5 letters of support from individuals or organizations. The Commission relies on the entire nomination packet in selecting each year's honorees. The limitation on articles and letters of support will be observed; anything in excess of 5 letters or 10 articles will not be considered. For this category, the number of pages is capped at 80.

E. Complete Submission Package - January 24th, 2020 at 5:00pm CST

Commission staff will gladly answer any questions about uploading or submitting material and/or troubleshoot any problems. Please reach out to Laura Tannous at Laura.Tannous@americanbar.org or at 312.988.5715 for assistance. 


DESERT CONSERVATION COMMISSION - (deadline is Friday, January 31, 2020)

Purpose: The Desert Conservation Commission advises the City Council and assists City staff in the establishment of essential policies, management plans, rules, and regulations relating to the acquisitions, planning, operation, use, care, conservation, restoration, and maintenance of areas, and design of future amenities and facility by the City for use as a preserve. (City Code, Chapter 2, Article V, Division 23; Ordinance No. O2019.47)

Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: Members are from each of the following parts of the community, with no more than two members filling the same category: representative from a tribal nation; expert in Sonoran Desert flora and fauna; representative from a group made up of outdoor recreation enthusiasts; expert in issues of water or riparian environments; expert in issues of historic or archeological preservation; representative from an organization that represents Tempe businesses; representative from an academic institution; Tempe resident serving on the Parks, Recreation, Golf, and Double Butte Cemetery Advisory Board; and Tempe resident, at-large.

Term: Three years. Preference will be given to applicants who are Tempe residents or those working in Tempe. The initial officers of the Commission shall be selected by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council to serve a term commencing at the initiation of the first Commission meeting.

Openings: Ordinance No. O2019.47, establishing a Desert Conservation Commission, became effective Dec. 7, 2019. Applications are being accepted now through Jan. 31, 2020, to serve on this new Commission. For more information, please click here.


CITY OF SCOTTSDALE BUILDING ADVISORY BOARD OF APPEALS (deadline is Friday, January 24, 2020)

Purpose: The Building Advisory Board of Appeals has the jurisdiction to recommend that minor variances in the electrical, plumbing and mechanical application of the Building Code be granted and that alternative construction methods or materials be allowed. Members appointed to the Building Advisory Board of Appeals must be qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to building construction. The board also recommends amendments to the Code.

Openings: Three. Interested Scottsdale residents apply to be considered using a standard application. When there is a vacancy, all applications on file for that board or commission are forwarded to the City Council. At a City Council meeting, the Council reviews applications submitted for the board and commission openings under consideration. From this applicant pool, Council will select nominees for further consideration. Due to the number of applicants, only the nominees are contacted. Those nominated by the City Council are invited to participate in a brief interview with the Council. Each nominee is asked to respond briefly to a few questions by the City Council.

An application form must be submitted to the City of Scottsdale by Friday, January 24, 2020. For additional information contact the City Council Office at 480.312.2550. For more information, please click here.

ABA On the Rise Award (deadline March 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET)

The ABA’s “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers” award program recognizes “ABA Young Lawyers Division members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and service to the profession and their communities.” 

To be eligible, a nominee must be a lawyer member of the ABA in good standing; a licensed attorney in the US or a US territory; and either age 36 or younger as of September 1, 2019 OR licensed within the last 5 years. Nominations must be submitted online at the following link.


ABA Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award (deadline January 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. CST)

The ABA’s Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award was established in 1991 to recognize women lawyers’ accomplishments. The ABA Commission on Women is now accepting nominations for the 30th annual award, which will be presented at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL in August 2020. 

Criteria for nominations are as follows, taken from the ABA website:

• The individual achieved professional excellence in her field AND
• Influenced other women to pursue legal careers, OR
• Opened doors for women lawyers in a variety of job settings that historically were closed to them, OR
• Advanced opportunities for women within a practice area or segment of the profession.
• Nominees may be ABA members or nonmembers.
• Sitting members of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession may not be nominated.

Nominations must be submitted online. For information about Nomination Application Requirements, visit the following link.

The Scottsdale Historic Preservation Commission

The Scottsdale Historic Preservation Commission oversees the development and management of Scottsdale’ Historic Preservation Program. This program is focused on increasing public awareness of Scottsdale’s heritage; identifying historic and cultural resources; designating and recognizing significant local resources; and assisting in protecting, preserving and enhancing the best examples of Scottsdale's past. For more information, please visit the Scottsdale Historic Preservation Commission’s website and application page. 

https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/boards/historic-preservation-commission
https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/boards/vacancies




Tempe Desert Conservation Commission

Tempe’s new Desert Conservation Commission becomes effective on December 7, 2019. The Desert Conservation Commission was enacted to advise the City Council in the establishment of polices, management plans rules, and regulations relating to the acquisitions, planning, operation, use, care, conservation, restoration, and maintenance of areas, and design of future amenities and facility by the City for use as a preserve. Applications are being accepted now through January 31, 2020. For more information, please visit the Tempe Desert Conservation Commission website here



Flinn-Brown Fellowship – Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at Flinn Foundation

Open to all professionals with an interest in running for public office, serving on boards and commissions, leading organizations that affect political policy. 
14 full-day Academy sessions on Fridays and Saturdays over twelve weeks. Pre and post seminar reading and resources.
No cost. Highly Competitive. 
The 2020 Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy application will open in the spring.
CivEx Live
In person, nonpartisan, interactive events for businesspeople, candidates, public officials and other Arizona residents to learn about and discuss current issues
Four half day sessions January 23, January 30, February 6 and February 13
Registration begins in early December. No charge to participate. 
For more information and to register, please click here.




Valley Leadership Institute 

The program draws on the expertise of Arizona influential business, civic and community leaders to provide issue-based learning to galvanize future impact and collaboration in the state. 
Nine month program from September to May. Class members commit to nine program days, programmed tours, participation in the Impact. 
Cost $3300. Financial assistance available. 
Valley Leadership Accelerate 
A shorter-term program to get you up to speed with short, burst style programming, interaction with the people making a difference and the opportunities to get involved. 
Cost $950 Financial assistance available.
Recruitment events in April and Application due in May. 
For more information and to register, please click here.



Maricopa County Community Development Advisory Committee
There are several vacancies on this Committee, including for Districts 1 and 4. This Committee was created by the Board of Supervisors to act in an advisory capacity on matters concerning the Maricopa County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, including funding recommendations, fair housing, and housing affordability issues affecting low/moderate income people. It is a standing committee for the duration of the Maricopa County CDBG program and functions in such a manner as to allow continuity of effective involvement of participating cities and towns and the citizens organizations throughout all stages of the Block Grant program. 

An application for service for vacancies can be found here,


Maricopa County State Board of Equalization
There is currently a vacancy in District 5 for this Board. Its mission is to provide a fair and impartial venue for property owners, county assessors and the Department of Revenue to challenge the valuation and classification of real and personal property that is subject to taxation. The State Board of Equalization is established as an independent agency that is not subject to the supervision or control of the Department of Revenue and conducts hearings on appeals, property valuation, and classification. Required qualifications for this Board include being a member of the State Bar of Arizona with at least three years of experience in property valuation or condemnation practice.

An application for service for vacancies can be found here,


Foster Care Review Board (FCRB)
The Arizona Legislature established the Foster Care Review Board in 1978 in response to concerns that Arizona’s foster children were being "lost" in out-of-home care and staying too long in temporary placements. The primary role of FCRB is to advise the juvenile court on progress toward achieving a permanent home for a child involved in a dependency action and in an out-of-home placement. As one of the first states in the nation to establish citizen review boards, Arizona's system is housed within the Dependent Children's Services Division of the Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts.

There is at least one board in each county reviewing the cases of children in that county, and several boards in the more populated counties. A board is established for every 100 children that need to be reviewed. The presiding juvenile court judge in each county establishes new boards by an order, and appoints volunteers to a specific board. There are currently 146 boards in Arizona, including 79 in Maricopa County. 

The State Foster Care Review Board reviews and coordinates board activities and establishes training programs for board members. The State Board makes recommendations to the Arizona Supreme Court, Governor and Legislature regarding foster care statutes, policies, and procedures.

If you are interested in applying for one of the Foster Care Review Boards, you must complete an application, have fingerprints taken, and pass a background check. Appointments are usually for three years, unless a member is appointed to fill a vacancy that has occurred prior to the expiration of a three year term. The presiding judge is required, to the maximum extent possible, to ensure that each board represents the socioeconomic, racial and ethnic groups of the county in which it serves. 

To request an application click here.



City of Phoenix Women’s Commission

Applications are currently being accepted to fill 1 vacancy. You must be a resident or employee of the City of Phoenix. The purpose of the Phoenix Women's Commission is to provide a formal forum for citizen review of the City's diversity efforts, salary equity, and to serve as an advisory board to the Council. If you are interested in learning more, you can do so on their website here if you would like to learn more. You will need to create an account in order to apply.



Arizona Foundation For Women  Angels Committee Applications are being accepted to become part of the Arizona Foundation for Women's Angels Committee. The Angels Committee members contribute their time and talents to the mission of the Foundation, which is to ensure the Safety, Health and Economic security of every Arizona woman. AFW is looking for leaders who want to be involved, connected, and supportive of women's issues in Arizona. For more information please contact Ellen Lord (602)532-2800 x 7 or elord@azfw.org.


Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest  The Board for Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest is looking for individuals that are interested in learning more about what they do and how they help the community. ACLPI is dedicated to ensuring government accountability and protecting the legal rights of Arizonans. If you are interested in learning more about ACLPI please contact Board President Andy Gaona (602)381-5486 or emailAGaona@cblawyers.com.



Judge Pro Tempore - Think ahead! Sign up now to be the first to know when the recruitment for the 2021 service term opens. If you would like to be notified once the recruitment opens, please email the Judge Pro Tempore Program Coordinator at JPTprogram@superiorcourt.maricopa.gov. (The recruitment will begin January 2, 2020 -February 3, 2020).

Judges Pro Tempore are volunteer, pro bono positions who serve in various Court Departments as needed. For more information, click here. To be a Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore, one must meet the following qualifications:

•Not less than 30 years of age
•Of good moral character
•Admitted to the practice of law in this state for not less than five years next preceding his/her appointment




Arizona Town Hall Organization

According to their website, “Arizona Town Hall educates, engages, connects and empowers people to resolve important issues through consensus, not division, using a process based on respectful dialogue that values diverse perspectives, builds relationships and fosters leadership development.” The organization organizes town hall-style meetings all over Arizona, to promote dialog on issues currently facing society. If you are interested in participating, you can sign up for training to serve as a panel chair at the Town Hall meetings. (Bonus: Attorneys receive CLE credit for serving as a panel chair!) More information is available at http://aztownhall.org/Committees.

Heard Museum Council

This council is a volunteer group of business professionals who gather monthly for networking luncheons that focus on expanding the members’ knowledge of American Indian art and cultures and furthering the mission of the museum. The council also plans events for the museum, such as the annual Art Appraisal Day, where the public can have their Native artwork appraised. More information is available at https://heard.org/council/.




Joint Review Committee 

Has two current openings. The Joint Review Committee reviews and makes decisions and recommendations on development actions in lieu of the Board of Adjustment and Development Review Commission for Projects within the Mu-Ed (Mixed-Use Educational) Zoning District. More information available here.

Neighborhood Advisory Commission- (zip code 85283) 

Has one current opening. The Neighborhood Advisory Commission proposes and makes recommendations to the Mayor and the City Council and assists City departments on specific programs designed to build upon neighborhood opportunities and strengths, as well as to prevent the decline and deterioration of neighborhoods by recognizing and supporting the aspirations of residents and their neighborhood. More information available here.



CITY OF CHANDLER COMMITTEES

Domestic Violence Commission – There is currently one vacancy on this Commission.  The eleven-member Commission shall advise the Mayor and Council concerning community domestic violence issues including the quality and effectiveness of domestic violence services in Chandler.  Each member shall serve for a three year term.  More information available at https://www.chandleraz.gov/government/boards-and-commissions/domestic-violence-commission 

Arts Commission – There will be three openings on this Commission in 2020.  The seven-member commission recommends and advises the City Council, City Manager and staff on the disbursement of “Municipal Art Funds” needed for works of art and on the location and placement of such art.  More information available at https://www.chandleraz.gov/government/boards-and-commissions/arts-commission  

Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities – There will be three openings on this Commission in 2020.  The nine members assist and advise the City Council and staff on essential policies, rules and regulations relating to advocacy issues experienced by the disabled of the community, such as accessibility, education and employment.  More information available at Committee-for-people-with-disabilities




UMOM - Young Professionals Council

UMOM’s Young Professional’s Council is an active group of diverse community leaders between the ages of 21 and 39. The goal of the YPC is to engage and inspire the next generation of UMOM supporters and to spread awareness of UMOM initiatives in the community. YPC membership offers opportunities to advocate, engage in professional development, fundraise, network, and volunteer.

Members of UMOM’s YPC must commit to fulfilling a two-year term; attending in-person, bi-monthly, board-structured meetings; and making a modest financial contribution. Follow this link to apply on UMOM'S Website.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona - Young Professionals Council

BBBSAZ’s Young Professionals Council was founded by dedicated young professionals in the Valley who have a vested interest in shaping Arizona’s youth. The individuals that make up this diverse group, ages 18 to 40, volunteer their time to support BBBSAZ’s many initiatives in the community. 

YPC members volunteer their time as Big Brothers and Big Sisters, volunteer at events, provide support at fundraising events, and represent BBBSAZ at various community events and networking groups. They work closely with the BBBSAZ Board of Directors who serve as philanthropic leaders in our community. 

To learn more about serving on the YPC, call 602-264-9254 or visit the BBBSAZ website.



City of Phoenix Boards & Commissions:

Board and Commission members provide input to the Mayor, City Council, City Manager and city departments on a variety of issues affecting the city. All residents are welcome to participate in this important process. Good government is not just the responsibility of elected officials and city employees—residents also play an important role. 

According to the Boards and Commissions website, the following are a few of the boards and commissions with current vacancies:
• Judicial Selection Advisory Board
• Historic Preservation Commission
• Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission
• Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board

Visit this link to get more information about City boards and commissions and the application process. 

Tempe Active Boards, Commissions Committees, and other Public Bodies.

The Tempe City Government advertises a number of Board and Commissions on its page including, but not limited to: Family Justice Commission; Police Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Board; Sustainability Commission; Veterans Commission; and Industrial Development Authority. The boards and commissions act as an advisory capacity to the Counsel by making recommendations on issues within the scope of their duties. Current vacancies include:

• Industrial Development Authority; 
• Joint Review Committee;
• Neighborhood Advisory Commission;
• Sustainability Commission.

To apply, fill out this form. City of Tempe Board and Commission applications are always accepted and are kept on file for one year from the date of receipt. Questions regarding the Board and Commission recruitment and application process can be forwarded to the City Clerk’s Office at (480) 350-4311 orclerk@tempe.gov


Maricopa County Boards and Commissions

The Board of Supervisors encourages citizens to consider submitting an application for appointment to one of Maricopa County's boards and commissions. The membership requirements and time commitment for each of the boards and commissions varies. The following Boards and Commissions have vacancies. For more information, please click here.

Aggregate Mining Operations Zoning District 

Board of Hearing Review

Community Development Advisory Committee

Flood Control Advisory Board

Floodplain Review Board

Housing Authority Advisory Committee

Merit Systems Commission

State Board of Equalization

Transportation Advisory Board

Travel Reduction Program Regional Task Force

Some Board and Commission members are appointed by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. 


CITY OF PEORIA BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS VACANCIES

The City of Peoria currently has vacancies on the Youth Advisory Board (1 vacancy) and the Veterans Memorial Board (1 vacancy). The Youth Advisory Board advises the City on the development of public recreational and youth activities and programs in the City, plans and implements a Student Government Day, and reviews ordinances or proposals pertaining to youth activities as directed by the City Council. The Veterans Memorial Board is responsible for development and promotional activities related to the recognition of veterans and their contributions to the community. The Board also recommends activities and events to the City to focus on the contributions of veterans.

Applicants for these Boards must be registered to vote in the State of Arizona. Peoria residency is a requirement for most city Boards and Commissions. Members serve on a volunteer basis (unpaid). For most boards and commissions, a full term is four years. Contact the Peoria City Clerk's Office if interested 623-773-7340 CityClerk2@peoriaaz.gov. For more information, please click here.


City of Chandler: Current Openings on the Domestic Violence Commission

The commission serves to advise the Mayor and council concerning community domestic violence issues in Chandler, promote a clear understanding of domestic violence and current laws and resources, as well as to facilitate community wide system of prevention and intervention responsive of victims of domestic violence victims. To learn more about this commission or to apply click here.

Interested in a commission that does not currently have an opening? Find out when the next meeting will be so you can plan to attend and participate as a community member here.



City of Peoria - VETERANS MEMORIAL BOARD 
• No residency requirements for any members 
Liaison: Neighborhood and Human Services Director 623-773-7955 

The Board is responsible for development and promotional activities related to the recognition of veterans of the armed forces of the United States and their contributions to the community. The Board recommends activities and events to the City to focus on the contributions of veterans. For more information, please click here.

City of Peoria - YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD 
Liaison: Neighborhood and Human Services Director 623-773-7955 
Scheduled: 2nd Tuesday each month 

This Board advises the City, through the City Manager on the development of public recreational and youth activities and programs in the city, plans and implements a Student Government Day, and reviews ordinances or proposals pertaining to youth activities as directed by the City Council. For more information, please click here.


City of Glendale COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

To make recommendations to the City Council regarding the allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to eligible area non-profit groups; advises City Council on policies related to the city's Community Housing programs and the city's Community Action Program (CAP); provides general advice on human services in Glendale as related to the administration of these programs. For more information, please click here,

City of Glendale HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION

To make recommendations to the City Council on ways to encourage mutual respect and understanding among all people, to discourage prejudice and discrimination, and to support cultural awareness and unity of the community. For more information, please click here,


Fiesta Bowl's Yellow Jacket Committee Applications are being accepted to become part of the Fiesta Bowl's well known Yellow Jacket Committee. The Yellow Jacket Committee represents the organization in a variety of roles year-round to make the Fiesta Bowl one of Arizona's most admired organizations. Yellow Jacket committee personnel are active in events such as the Fiesta and Cactus Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl Parade, Fiesta Bowl Par 3 Challenge, Kickoff Luncheon, plus other committees such as charitable giving, media operations and other specific committees. To apply to the Yellow Jacket Committee or to learn more, please click here.

Governor’s Regulatory Board Vacancies - The Governor’s office has published an updated list of board vacancies! Public members of these boards are intended to be experienced professionals without an affiliation to the industry being regulated and provide a critical and neutral eye—so they are excellent spots for attorneys. These are quasi-judicial appointments since these boards hear cases regarding licensed professionals and make determinations that could impact their license status. They also work to ensure licensing processes are streamlined. Here is a list of boards with current openings:

• State Board of Optometry https://optometry.az.gov/ 
• Board of Behavioral Health https://www.azbbhe.us/ 
• Physician Assistants Board https://www.azpa.gov/ 
• Board of Psychologist Examiners https://psychboard.az.gov/ 
• Board of Naturopathic Physicians and Medical Examiners https://nd.az.gov/ 
• Board of Podiatry Examiners https://podiatry.az.gov/ 
• Acupuncture Board of Examiners https://acupunctureboard.az.gov/ 
• Chiropractic Board of Examiners https://chiroboard.az.gov/ 
• State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers https://funeralboard.az.gov/ 

Please contact Emily Rajakovich at erajakovich@az.gov if you have questions about any of these boards. 




City of Tempe Board, Commission, or Committee Openings

Applications for all Boards and Commissions in the City of Tempe are accepted year-round. Some, but not all, positions require Tempe residency. Applications can be found here, and submitted via email (clerk@tempe.gov), mail, fax (480-858-2012), or in person at the City Clerk’s Office.

Some current openings include:

-- Commission on Disability Concerns - The Commission on Disability Concerns advises and makes recommendations to the City Council; assists City departments and the City Manager in the establishment of essential policies, rules, and regulations relating to compliance with Federal and State disabilities legislation or regulations and on other disabilities concerns and issues as needed; prepares and submits an annual report to the City Manager and City Council; and, takes further actions as may be deemed necessary and appropriate to further the goals of the Commission.

-- Family Justice Commission - The Tempe Family Justice Commission advises the City Council and assists City departments in promoting access to justice and safety for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking; and providing leadership and facilitating access to resources that will contribute to wrap-around services and a multi-disciplinary response for the victims and survivors.

-- Veterans Commission - The Tempe Veterans Commission advises the Mayor and City Council and assists City departments on veteran programs, policies, and practices designed to improve the quality of life for veterans in Tempe; educates the community on the status of veterans’ rights, needs, and contributions to the community; and, recommends ways to strengthen existing services for veterans while pursuing the creation of new program and service opportunities.. 


City of Glendale Boards and Commissions

City of Glendale Boards and Commissions assist the City Council in making important policy decisions affecting the Glendale community. Most terms are two years, and members should expect to meet at least once a month for several hours; total time commitment varies by position. Applicants must be Glendale Residents. 

According to the City of Glendale’s website, the listed commissions and boards currently have vacancies: 

• Aviation Advisory Commission (Ocotillo)
• Board of Adjustment (Ocotillo)
• Citizens Active Transportation Advisory Committee (At-Large)
• Citizens Transportation Oversight Commission (Barrel)
• Community Development Advisory Committee (3 vacancies) (Neighborhood Rep)
• Human Relations Commission (Cactus)
• Human Relations Commission (2 vacancies) (Ocotillo)
• Library Advisory Board (At-Large – Mayoral)
• Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission (Ocotillo)

Apply online here. For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (623) 930-2252. 



City of Phoenix Boards & Commissions:

Board and Commission members provide input to the Mayor, City Council, City Manager and city departments on a variety of issues affecting the city. All residents are welcome to participate in this important process. Good government is not just the responsibility of elected officials and city employees—residents also play an important role.

Visit the links below to get more information about City boards and commissions and the application process. 

See the complete list of Boards and Commissions here.

According to the Boards and Commissions website, the following are a few of the boards and commissions with current vacancies:

• Judicial Selection Advisory Board
• Citizens Transportation Commission
• Community Development Review Committee
• Development Advisory Board
• Environmental Quality and Sustainability Commission
• Phoenix Youth and Education Commission 

How to apply:

Complete the application form online or mail or fax it, along with a resume or biography, to:

City of Phoenix Mayor's Office
200 W. Washington St., 11th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Fax: 602-495-5583

As vacancies occur, appointments are made by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Some boards require residency within the city of Phoenix.

For assistance with the City of Phoenix Boards and Commissions website or the application process, please contact the Mayor's office at (602) 262-7111.



ATHENA

ATHENA Awards recognize women in the community who demonstrate strong leadership within their industry, who mentor other women throughout their career, and dedicate themselves to community service. These women are often at the pinnacle of their careers and who have consistently invested in their community and profession. ATHENA’s Award program’s mission is “to become the foremost agent of change by helping individuals and organizations open doors of leadership opportunity to women.” 

Nominations: To nominate, a written application is submitted to the ATHENA group at the Phoenix Chamber. The nomination period for ATHENA Awards is the month of June of each year. The application must state how the nominee fulfills the qualities of ATHENA. 

Eligibility: All ATHENA nominees must demonstrate three qualities: Leadership, Mentorship, and Community Service. 

For more information and a copy of the application, click here



The Governor appoints approximately 2,000 people to 220 Boards, Commissions, Councils, Committees, and Task Forces throughout Arizona.  For more information, visit the Governor's Office of Boards and Commissions:



City of Phoenix Boards & Commissions:

Board and Commission members provide input to the Mayor, City Council, City Manager and city departments on a variety of issues affecting the city. All residents are welcome to participate in this important process. Good government is not just the responsibility of elected officials and city employees—residents also play an important role.


Visit the links below to get more information about City boards and commissions and the application process. Please note that most boards require residency within the city of Phoenix. Board and commission members are appointed by the Mayor and Council at City Council Formal Meetings on a rolling basis. 

According to the Boards and Commissions website, the following are a few of the boards and commissions with current vacancies:

Citizens Transportation Committee
Community Development Review Committee
Environmental Quality and Sustainability Commission
Judicial Selection Advisory Board  (next opening: November of 2020)
License Appeals Board
Mayor’s Human Trafficking Task Force 
Phoenix Youth and Education Commission

How to apply:

Review the descriptions of the boards and commissions. Residents are encouraged to apply for boards and commissions that suit their interests and experiences. All appointments are made on rolling basis and applications will remain on file—so residents may be contacted in the future and asked to serve when vacancies occur.

• Review the list of Boards and Commissions and descriptions here.
• Register and complete a profile here. You will be asked to submit standard contact information and work experience.
• If you have already created an account, click here to log in. 

Some boards require residency within the city of Phoenix. Members are expected to attend all regularly scheduled and special meetings. Please contact the appropriate department for meeting schedules and locations.

For assistance with the City of Phoenix Boards and Commissions website or the application process, please contact the Mayor's office at (602) 262-7111.



 
The Maricopa Chapter's Leadership Appointments Committee has prepared a handbook for those interested in leadership opportunities in Maricopa County.  The Leadership Opportunities Handbook may be downloaded here:   










 

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