Considering over 17,000 Arizona attorneys are licensed to practice under the State Bar of Arizona, finding a lawyer in the Grand Canyon State to fit your needs can be a stressful experience.
With over 700 board-certified in legal specializations and many others participating in legal associations related to specific brands of the profession, you can use these qualifications to narrow down your search and find the Arizona lawyer that's right for your case.
The State Bar of Arizona is a private, nonprofit organization supervised by the Arizona Supreme Court and is responsible for fostering integrity, competence, learning, and public service among its 22,000 plus members. Participation is mandatory to practice law in Arizona. Administered by a Board of Governors, the Bar is composed of 30 members with various appointments, including the Arizona Supreme Court, the immediate past president, the deans of Arizona's three law schools, and election by Bar members. Additionally, the State Bar of Arizona serves the public through consumer protection from lawyers, legal information, educational programs, and free legal advice days.
Out of more than 17,000 practicing attorneys in Arizona, approximately 700 have earned special recognition of "Board Certified" in eight specialized practice areas including Tax, Workers’ Compensation, Real Estate, Personal Injury, and Wrongful Death, Family Law, Estate and Trust, Criminal Law, and Bankruptcy. Arizona attorneys who have earned board certification must submit to reevaluation every five years. The State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization (BLS) is governed by the Rules and Regulations of the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization (BLS Rules & Regulations) and is subject to the jurisdiction of the Arizona Supreme Court (Rule 44, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct.). Connie Hay is the Board of Legal Specialization Administrator.
The Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ) was formed in 1986. Today the organization has grown to nearly 500 members who are private attorneys and public defenders practicing law throughout Arizona. The principal office is located in Chandler in Maricopa County, AZ.
Founded in 1963, the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, also known as the Arizona Association for Justice, represents Arizona lawyers and attorneys whose primary client base is consumers and other injured parties. The members of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association work every day to fight against consumers and victims losing their protected constitutional right to trial by jury – whether the client faces another individual or a powerful and wealthy entity. The Arizona Association for Justice also provides continuing legal education and public education to its members and their clients.
This article was last updated on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.