State Bar of Arizona logoHere is some news from the State Bar of Arizona. You may want to consider some non-attorney colleagues or friends you have whose judgment you trust. They may be terrific applicants for this important task.

The State Bar of Arizona is accepting applications for two non-attorney vacancies on the Arizona Supreme Court’s Committee on Character and Fitness, which is responsible for the investigation and recommendation of applicants for admission to the practice of law in Arizona.

Applicants must have the time, skill and patience to review confidential detailed reports of background investigations into financial, criminal, civil, employment, disciplinary and academic matters. Committee members review approximately 1,200 applications each year.

Pima County residents are encouraged to apply to enhance the statewide make-up of the Committee.

Arizona_Supreme_Court_SealApplication forms can be obtained by contacting Carrie Sherman at the State Bar of Arizona at 602-340-7201 or at Online forms can be downloaded at

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2013.

The State Bar of Arizona will review the applications, interview selected candidates,  and nominate a pool of three candidates per opening to the Arizona Supreme Court. The Court will appoint two new members to the Committee on Character and Fitness.