Applications are now being accepted for Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference - Deadline to Apply is August 24, 2018

Incoming Lawyer Representatives will serve a three year term commencing October 2018.  There are five openings this year: 3 from Phoenix (2 civil, 1 bankruptcy) and 2 from Tucson (1 bankruptcy, 1 criminal). Applicants are encouraged to apply in their primary practice area.  Applicants whose practice is located outside the Phoenix or Tucson metropolitan areas may be considered for any of the openings. Additional information concerning the role of Lawyer Representatives can be found at https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/content/view_lawrep.php?pk_id=0000000907

An Application Form can be found here:  Lawyer Representation Application 2018


Each year the Judges of the United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court in Arizona select lawyers with experience in the Federal Courts to serve as Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. (Actual expenses for attending the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference may be reimbursable.)

There will be five openings this year.  Three in Phoenix (two civil, one bankruptcy) and two in Tucson (one criminal, one bankruptcy.)

During these three year terms, Lawyer Representatives:

  • Attend the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference;
  • Meet periodically with Arizona's District Court Judges, Bankruptcy Court Judges and Magistrate Judges to discuss potential improvements to court operations and procedures;
  • Play a leading role in organizing the annual Arizona District Conference for Federal Judges and practitioners.

An Application Form can be found here:  Lawyer Representation Application 2018

For more information, see the Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative Website:
https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/content/view_lawrep.php?pk_id=0000000907

Any Arizona attorney in good standing interested in applying should:  (1) complete and submit an Application along with (2) a current resume that is no longer than two pages, and (3) a brief statement of interest and qualifications that is no longer than 500 words.  Interested attorneys may send their applications to:

Lawyer Representative Co-Chairs
By email: arizonalawyerreps@gmail.com
By regular mail:
c/o Schian Walker, PLC
1850 N. Central Ave. #900
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Applications must be submitted no later than August 24, 2018.  Please note on the envelope "Lawyer Representative Application Enclosed."

The Judges of the United States District Court will make the final selection, and you will be notified in late September if you are selected.

Thank you for your interest.

Raner C. Collins
Chief United States District Judge
District of Arizona