MCLE affidavit deadline is September 15

Spoiler alert: The MCLE affidavit deadline is September 15.

September 15 is the deadline to file MCLE compliance affidavits. MCLE? Affidavit? I know – you have so many questions.

Fortunately, smart State Bar colleagues anticipate your needs. So head to this page to read some useful FAQs about the process.

The page explains how you must complete your CLE tracking page before completing the affidavit. Once you’ve finished entering your tracking information, you can click to reach your affidavit—which now will be pre-populated with the information you provided. It’s kind of like magic, in case magic could be dull and sort of legalistic. But boyoboy is it helpful.

Entered your tracking info? Here are the affidavit-filing instructions.

More questions about the process? Call the Member Resource Center at 602-340-7322.

You're probably in there somewhere: the MCLE filing requirements.

You’re probably in there somewhere: the MCLE filing requirements.

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September 15 is the deadline to file MCLE compliance affidavits. So … what does that mean?

Fortunately, smarter Bar colleagues than I have anticipated your needs. So head to this page to read some useful FAQs about the process.

The page explains how you must complete your CLE tracking page before completing the affidavit. Once you’ve finished entering your tracking information, you can click to reach your affidavit—which now will be pre-populated with the information you provided.

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If you prefer the hard-copy approach, get ready: A blank copy of the affidavit can be found in the September issue of Arizona Attorney Magazine, right there between pages 14 and 15. That issue should be in your mailbox soon after August 23.

More questions about the process? Call the MCLE Department at 602-340-7328.

State Bar of Arizona dues are due on or before Feb. 1, 2016.

State Bar of Arizona dues are due on or before Feb. 1, 2016.

On the very top of the front cover of Arizona Attorney Magazine’s January issue (the space we call an eyebrow), we reminded Arizona Bar members of an important deadline: February 1 is when the annual statement and dues are required to be filed.

Because everyone can stand another reminder (and because I suddenly remembered my own California Bar dues this past Friday!), I share the news with you again.

All the detail, and a place to get started online, are here.

Our January magazine 'eyebrow' shares the dues news.

Our January magazine ‘eyebrow’ shares the dues news.

Paying dues may be the least-enjoyable part of any membership. But it sure makes February 2 feel better.

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It’s time: Gather and send your submissions to the magazine’s Creative Arts Competition.

There is a little more than a month left for Arizona lawyers to submit to our annual Creative Arts Competition. But because the holidays are so crazy, why not submit now, rather than on the evening of January 15, the deadline?

We welcome entries in the following categories:

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Humor
  • Music
  • Visual Arts: Painting, Photography, Drawing, Sculpture

We will publish the winners in Spring 2014.

Send submissions to ArtsContest@azbar.org and queries to the editor at arizona.attorney@azbar.org.

And do you like reading rules? We’ve got them; click here.

For inspiration, here is last year’s issue with the 2013 winners.

Remember: The submission deadline is January 15, 2014.

In one week, the submission window closes for those interested in participating in the annual Arizona Attorney Magazine Creative Arts Competition. I know: It came up fast.

But it’s true: All submissions must be received by us by the end of Wednesday, January 11. (And yes, before you ask, I will check until midnight on the 11th.)

As always, winners will be published in our amazing May issue, which always features the work of remarkably talented lawyers.

Here are the categories: Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; Humor; Photography; Painting/Drawing; Sculpture; Music (original compositions and classical/jazz); Video

All submissions must be e-mailed to ArtsContest@azbar.org.

Questions? Click here to read the complete rules, or contact me at arizona.attorney@azbar.org.

To see the great work that took the prize last year, go here.

So there is still time. Buckle down, screw your courage to the sticking place, and email a submission or two. You—and our readers, I’m sure—will be glad you did.

Here’s looking to another great competition.