If you were recently admitted in Arizona, licensed as a legal paraprofessional, or registered as an in-house counsel, welcome to Arizona's legal community! You can expect your bar card within two weeks of admission.

Based on feedback from our newest members, here are some quick tips to get you started.

Critical Dates

While the State Bar will send you electronic reminders about compliance deadlines - Annual Membership Fee payment and MCLE Affidavit filing, we recommend you calendar them. The compliance deadline dates are set by court rule and remain the same each year.

February 1 Annual Membership Fees Due
June 12 - 14, 2024   Annual Convention, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler
June 30 Deadline for Completing MCLE Educational Year Requirements
July 1 MCLE Educational Year Begins
July 7-10, 2024 CLE by the Sea, Coronado Island Resort & Spa
September 15 MCLE Affidavits Due
December Annual Membership Fees Statement available for online filing

Welcome Orientation

New members, affiliate members and registered in-house counsel are invited to attend a Welcome Orientation. Currently, the orientation sessions are being held via Zoom. An invitation will be emailed to you approximately six weeks prior to the program.

The orientation includes an overview of the State Bar's programs and services, how to find answers to your questions on ethics, an explanation of the lawyer regulation system and MCLE requirements, and an introduction to professionalism

For more information contact Carol Rose at 602.340.7257 or carol.rose@staff.azbar.org.

Member Services

With a commitment of respect and service, the State Bar of Arizona's Member Services division is Arizona's leader in providing the legal community and the public with access to resources, education, and networks of professionals.

You can download the Member Services Guide for future reference.

Free Section Membership

New members, affiliate members, and in-house counsel are entitled to one year of FREE membership in a section. Section membership is for a calendar year and dues are not prorated. To get the most out of this benefit, register in late December so that your membership begins on January 1.

For questions and to register, please contact Betty Flores at 602.340.7215.

Free Help For Starting or Managing Your Practice

Need help starting a new practice? Looking for advice about how to manage your existing practice? Contact Practice 2.0, the Bar’s free, confidential practice management program for assistance.  Call us at 602.340.7332.