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State Bar of Arizona Volunteer Requests:
2023 State Bar Convention
is in-person event again and it’s almost here!! The annual convention is the Bar’s biggest event of the year, but we can’t do it without you.
We are currently recruiting volunteers to assist at the Annual State Bar Convention being held June 14-16 at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, AZ. The convention brochure will soon be available on the Bar's website.
We are looking for volunteers for half-day and full-day shifts
. Half-day shifts are from 7:00 am-12 pm (noon), or from 12 pm (noon)-5:30 pm. All-day shifts begin at 7 am and end at 5:30 pm. Duties may include minimal room set up, checking in attendees at seminars, collecting evaluation forms, or directing attendees to their seminar rooms. Assignments are based on need and will be provided on your arrival on the day(s) you volunteer.
It's an easy, fun way to meet new people, but that’s not all. Convention volunteers will receive a free convention T-shirt to wear while volunteering, lunch on the day they work, and may attend a seminar on the day they volunteer (free of charge) before or after their shift is completed. There will be an orientation meeting closer in time to the Convention.
So that we may be sure we have the right number of volunteers, please click HERE to volunteer. We welcome you to volunteer for more than one shift or on more than one day, but please be sure you can work on the days you sign up for. Because it is so important that we have enough volunteers, please volunteer and choose your shifts by Friday, May 27th.
If you would like additional information or have specific questions, please contact Sarah Schneider at
I am reaching out on behalf of the CLE Department at the State Bar of Arizona and asking for your help. The State Bar of Arizona is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and I am actively recruiting to expand our pool of speakers to include a broader range of perspectives. I believe that collaborating with AWLA would be invaluable to achieving this goal.
I am writing to request your assistance in distributing a survey to your organization’s membership to help identify potential speakers who would be interested in speaking for the State Bar of Arizona. The survey is to collect information about expertise and areas of interest and will help us identify potential speakers. I would be grateful for your support in distributing the survey among your members and encouraging them to participate.
By volunteering to speak for the State Bar of Arizona, members will have the opportunity to:
Demonstrate subject matter expertise to a statewide (and sometimes national) audience
Receive teaching credit
Add to professional experience
Expand public speaking skills
Contribute to the profession.
The survey can be accessed here:
Jennifer Sonier, Professional Development Director
State Bar of Arizona
4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 | Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266
T : 602.340.7346 F : 602.416.7546
State Bar’s Monthly Free Legal Clinic
November 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The focus is Family Law and Employment Law. Volunteer lawyers provide free 30-minute consultations via Zoom to members of the public who sign up ahead of time. Any lawyer from anywhere in the state can participate. Those who help out are allowed extra portions of mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving. It's a rule. (Lol.) Email
to sign up!
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
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
Professional Volunteer Opportunities:
The State Bar Appointments Committee is currently accepting applications from Active Members to fill the upcoming vacancies. Application forms are due at the State Bar office by the deadlines noted and can be obtained by contacting Carrie.Sherman@staff.azbar.org or calling 602.340.7201.
The Standing Appointments Committee and the Board of Governors consider all aspects of diversity in their recommendations and appointments.
The Board of Governors will address openings on the following entities during 2021-2022:
• American Bar Association House of Delegates
• Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness - Lawyer and Non-Lawyer Positions
• Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations
• City of Glendale Judicial Selection Advisory Board
• City of Mesa Judicial Advisory Board
• Client Protection Fund Board of Trustees
• Community Legal Services Board of Directors
• State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors - Non-Lawyer Positions
• State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization - Lawyer and Non-Lawyer Positions
Law Day 2022 Legal Clinic:
The State Bar will be holding its annual Law Day Free Legal Clinic
, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteer lawyers will offer free legal consultations in several practice areas: Landlord/Tenant, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Wills and Estates, Immigration, and Employment. Please email
to volunteer. And if you know people who need some legal advice encourage them to register for a consultation at
Volunteer Lawyers Needed (Landlord/Tenant and Tax)
Beyond the Hurt is a 501(c)(3) serving domestic violence victims and single women with dependents. They are holding a free legal clinic (they plan to continue these clinics quarterly) and are in need of a landlord/tenant lawyer and a tax lawyer willing to dedicate a few hours to the cause. For more information about the organization, please visit:
. Or email
for further contact information.
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
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
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
Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented
Seeking Volunteer Lawyer for AAGT
July 26, 2021
Our mission is to advocate for the diverse population of gifted and talented students in the state of Arizona.
Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented (AAGT) is a nonprofit organization of educators, parents and community members working together to better meet the unique needs of our gifted and talented students in Arizona.
AAGT is a resource for the information and guidance necessary for parents, teachers, administrators, counselors, community stakeholders and legislators to develop and support gifted education in our state. All of us share in the challenge to meet the needs of Arizona’s gifted children with limited funds for their education and development.
AAGT provides an annual conference for parents, educators and community members as well as an annual Parent Institute. In addition, AAGT offers scholarships for teachers of the gifted and scholarships for educational opportunities for gifted students. AAGT provides continuous support to local affiliate chapters.
AAGT is currently seeking a lawyer to support our organization with the development and review of contracts and the assessment of governance documents. This role would also consist of advising on operational issues and involvement in any legal proceedings. Ideally, you will have in-depth knowledge of legal matters relating to nonprofits.
• Juris Doctor
• Minimum of three (3) years of experience in law
• Experience representing 501(c)(3) charitable organizations on corporate and tax matters
• Strong legal research, analytical, and writing skills
We are 100% remote.
Time involved would not exceed more than a few hours per year.
This is a volunteer opportunity.
Please provide a brief description of your relevant professional experience to
Women Lawyers On Guard Inc.
is providing women lawyers an Anti-Racist Resource Guide prepared by Victoria Alexander. If you would like to check it out please visit
The American Constitution Society
is connecting volunteer lawyers with organizations and chapters on the ground for efforts across the country. If you would like to volunteer, you can email
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 to
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
or email your message to
Face Masks for Health Care Professionals
– (AT HOME OPPORTUNITY) Help make face masks for the health care professionals. For instructions, watch
, and review this guide
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
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
for more information.
GIRLS ON THE RUN
The Girls on the Run board is recruiting new members for terms beginning
this fall. The board is responsible for the governance of the organization
and leads strategy, fundraising and outreach efforts. We are seeking
community members with skills and experience in fundraising, nonprofit
boards, media/PR, finance/accounting and/or organizational experience in
local elementary or middle schools or at the district level. We encourage
anyone who feels they can make a meaningful impact to apply.
If you are interested in learning more about our board, please complete the
form at https://tinyurl.com/ybcsoyyq, and a board member will contact
you. You can learn more about Girls on the Run at
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