At a special meeting of the Board of Governors held on May 15, 2009, a decision was made to open up the previously closed application period for a seat on the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments currently held by Scott Gan (Mesch Clark & Rothschild PC, Tucson). Applications will be accepted at the Bar office up to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2009. The Board of Governors will meet on May 29, 2009 to decide which applicant or applicants will be forwarded to the Governor for her nomination to the Commission.
Currently, this position is open to attorneys statewide who have been in practice at least five years. There are no restrictions with regard to political party affiliation. Certain criteria may change, however, depending on potential nominations to the Commission by the Governor in the interim.
Commission members review the applications of persons seeking to fill vacancies on the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court. After reviewing the applications, the Commission conducts interviews of selected applicants and forwards to the Governor a list of names for her consideration.
Link to interactive application: http://www.myazbar.org/AZBarInfo/ApptCommitteeNews.cfm?id=86