Due to inclement weather conditions, the Flagstaff Courthouse is closing at 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, January 23rd and will not reopen for business until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24th.  This information is subject to change based on the current and expected road conditions.

The 2017 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest is an essay and video competition for high school students in the western U.S and Pacific Islands.  Entries accepted beginning February 1, 2017.  The theme of the contest is "NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN: Legal Lessons of the Japanese Internment".

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The following message is on behalf of the Membership Committee Chair, FBA Tucson Chapter:

Dear Members and Friends of FBA Tucson:

On behalf of the William D. Browning Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, please save the date for the following events scheduled to take place:

  • Immigration Seminar on January 27, 2017
  • Criminal Seminar on February 16, 2017

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The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge David K. Duncan at Phoenix, Arizona, is due to expire on June 13, 2017.  The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of a magistrate judge to a new eight year term.

The duties of a magistrate judge position include the following:

(1) conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases;
(2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases;
(3) conduct of various pretrial matters and...

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Rateau at Tucson, Arizona, is due to expire on July 10, 2017.  The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of a magistrate judge to a new eight year term.

The duties of a magistrate judge position include the following:

(1) conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases;
(2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases;
(3) conduct of various pretrial matters...

The following message is on behalf of the President, FBA Phoenix Chapter:

Dear Friends and Members of the Phoenix FBA Chapter,

Attached is the flyer for our next CLE lunch on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. District Courthouse.  The Program is Entitled: “The Looming Student Loan Crisis—Can Bankruptcy Provide Relief to Troubled Borrowers.”   Student loan has historically been very difficult to discharge in bankruptcy.   However, there is a new push by courts, commentators and attorneys to...