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JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!!! The Arizona Minority Bar Association's Community Service Award Scholarship Dinner Banquet takes place FRIDAY, February 17, 2017 at the JW MARRIOTT STARR PASS Resort. It will include a cocktail/networking hour starting at 5:30pm, 7:00pm dinner, and casual after-banquet hangout by the fire pits on the large Starr Pass patio.

Tickets are $100/pp. Tables are $1,000/table (with special recognition in the evening's program). If you purchase a ticket and pay for a membership at the same time, you will enjoy 50% off your annual membership dues.  Please see the PayPal buttons below regarding purchasing options.

Payment by check is also acceptable.  Please mail a check with the names of attendee(s) to: 


      P.O. Box 409

      Tucson, Arizona 85701

We will post special AMBA room reservation rates soon! Be part of the best party of the year!

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Welcome to the Arizona Minority Bar Association (AMBA).  AMBA was developed to further the interest, education and advancement of racial and ethnic minorities in law-related areas.  AMBA was also developed to advance the awareness and availability of legal services specifically targeting racial and ethnic minorities and legal issues that impact such communities.  Our goal with the annual banquet is to raise much-needed money for scholarships that support  law students from underrepresented backgrounds and to promote diversity in the legal community. 


AMBA STUDENT-MENTORING PROGRAM: AMBA initiated a student mentor program allowing lawyers to work with a student while providing total flexibility to accommodate the lawyer's schedule and preferred time commitment.  This program allows the attorney anything from a one-time visit to a regularly-designated meeting or a meeting occurring two-to-three times per year.  The program also provides students an opportunity to observe lawyers at a court hearing/trial and, preferably, allows the student to visit a law office or other location of the lawyer's choosing.  Lawyers will be paired with students from City High School located in downtown Tucson.  City High has a diverse student body of which half would be the first in their families to go to college.  City High will transport the students to and from the Court or location of the meeting.  If you would like to learn more about the opportunity or volunteer, please contact us via the website

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Courtesy of the Pima County Bar Association's THE WRIT


Restoration of Rights Project:

Arizona will be come part of a nationwide attorney network working to restore the voting rights of Arizona and to minimize voter disenfranchisement in this state. Look forward to more information regarding this exciting new project in early 2017

PAST Events:

2016 Scholarship Banquet: Community Service Award Scholarship Banquet Honoring Tucson Attorney Dev Sethi



The Nakamura Judicial Workshop took place on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016 at 12PM at the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law.  This workshop provided a look into life as a judicial officer and the judicial merit selection process.  It included presentations by judges and merit selection commission members. It provided a total of 3 CLE hours.  The Arizona Minority Bar Association (AMBA) wass the featured sponsor, and other sponsors included Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Kinerk Schmidt & Sethi, and PCBA.  Below are the materials for attendees' use. 

2015 Scholarship Banquet Honorees Hon. Ruth McGregor, Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice (ret.) and Justice at Stake

Hon. John Pellander (Arizona Supreme Court Vice Chief Justice), Suzanne Diaz (AMBA President), Hon. Ruth McGregor (Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice ret.), Troy Larkin, Esq. (Banquet M.C.)


2014 Scholarship Honoree Hon. Terri Chandler, Arizona Superior Court Judge (ret.)
2013 Scholarship Honorees Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona's Beyond Bars Program and Florence Immigrants and Refugees Rights Project
2013 Scholarship Banquet, honoring the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona's Beyond Bars Program, and the Florence Immigrants and Refugees Rights Project. Debbie Rich (l), Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona's Beyond Bars Program, and Lindsay Marshall (r), Florence Immigrants and Refugees Rights Project, accepted the awards on behalf of the honorees.



Arizona Minority Bar Association

Welcome to the Arizona Minority Bar Association. Our goal is to raise money for scholarships for minority law school students and promote diversity in the legal community.


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Arizona Minority Bar Association, please click above to go to our Membership Registration Page.