SBA BAR MONITOR
A non-authorized independent advisory periodically informing members about proposed State Bar of Arizona plans, programs and rule amendments that impact them and their practices.
November 13, 2015 Report
ARIZONA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
INTERIM MEETING NOTICE
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Arizona House of Representatives
Ad Hoc Study Committee on Mandatory Bar Associations, Regulation of the Practice of Law, and the First-Amendment Freedoms of Attorneys
The study committee will examine the structure of the State Bar of Arizona. It will review the history and role of a mandatory bar association in Arizona as well as the practice in other states. It will also examine the practice of law in Arizona, how it is regulated, and the practices of other states. Finally, the committee will address the associational and free-speech rights of attorneys in Arizona. The study committee will create a report, which may include any recommendations for proposed legislation.
Date: Monday, November 16, 2015
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Place: House Hearing Room 1
1. Call to Order
2. Presentation - Mandatory Bars and the First Amendment Freedoms of Attorneys
- Jim Manley, Senior Attorney, Goldwater Institute
4. Public Testimony
5. Next Meeting: December 7, 2015, 2:00 PM
Representative Anthony Kern, Chair
Representative Eddie Farnsworth, Esq.
Representative Randall Friese, M.D.
Paul Avelar, Esq.
Jared Blanchard, Esq.
Mauricio Hernandez, Esq.
Eleanor Miller, Esq.
People with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations such as interpreters, alternative formats, or assistance with physical accessibility. If you require accommodations, please contact the Chief Clerk's Office at (602) 926-3032, TDD (602) 926-3241.
Announcement from the Maricopa County Bar Association - For your information
Maricopa County Bar Association (MCBA) PUBLIC FORUM ON THE UNIFIED STATE BAR
"There is much focus at the present time on whether or not the State Bar of Arizona should remain a mandatory, unified bar. In order to better educate our members and the public on this subject, a Public Forum has been planned for Tuesday, December 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the MCBA’s CLE Conference Center. Panelists will be Geoffrey Trachtenberg, State Bar President; John Phelps, State Bar CEO; Paul Avelar, Institute for Justice; and Jared Blanchard, Goldwater Institute. The Forum is FREE OF CHARGE, but please let us know you are coming."