Membership is for one year from the date your application
Dues are $40 per year for all categories except students.
Student members are $10 per year.
We do not have a category for paralegal members.
In order to avoid unauthorized practice of law issues, we recommend that members state their full membership status on resumes and any public documents such as websites (i.e. state "Associate Member" or "Student Member" instead of just "Member" of the Scottsdale Bar Association).
Current members only: If you are age 80 or over as of January 1, 2013, and wish to renew your membership, contact us first at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voting Attorney Member*
Qualifications: active member in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona and (i) maintains an office for the active practice of law in the City of Scottsdale, the Town of Paradise Valley, the Town of Cave Creek, the Town of Carefree, or the Town of Fountain Hills, Arizona, or on the reservation of the Salt River Pima Maricopa or Fort McDowell Indian Communities; (ii) is a member of the judiciary of any such municipality or Indian Community; (iii) is in-house counsel for an organization whose office is located in any such municipality or Indian Community; (iv) is an employee of any government agency whose office is located in any such municipality or Indian Community; or (v) is a dean or faculty member of an American Bar Association accredited law school located in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Non-Voting Attorney Member
Qualifications: active member in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona who does not meet the qualifications for Voting Member (i.e., does not maintain an office for the active practice of law, such as in-house counsel or those job hunting) or maintains an office outside one of the Voting Member jurisdictions).
Qualifications: Note: Associate member does NOT mean an associate in a law firm!Associate Membership is available to any individual who is not eligible for Voting or Non-Voting Attorney Membership and who meets one of the following criteria: (i) any person who has been admitted to the practice of law before any federal court, or court of record in any of the states, commonwealths, territories or possessions of the United States, or in the District of Columbia, and who is not currently under suspension or disbarment in any jurisdiction; (ii) if not admitted to the practice of law as set forth in the preceding subsection, any person who is a graduate of an America Bar Association accredited law school; (iii) any Justice of the Peace sitting within the City of Scottsdale, Arizona; (iii) any Judge in good standing of the Tribal Court of either the Salt River Pima Maricopa or Fort McDowell Indian Communities; or (iv) any inactive or retired member of the State Bar of Arizona.
Qualifications: Any law student in good standing at any American Bar Association accredited law school located in Maricopa County, Arizona.
*Only Voting Attorneys are eligible to vote in Board elections and sit on the Board of Directors. However, ex officio members of the Board of Directors are not subject to these limitations.
**You must be a student at the time your membership is approved. Please do not apply as a student or renew your membership as as a student member, if you have completed law school.