On behalf of the AMBA executive board, I want to share some exciting announcements about this year's events and tell you about some changes we are making this year. Announcements of AMBA community events, happy hours, and other activities will continue to be available as part of our listserv. Job announcements will now be sent out to paid members instead of the general listserv. Join us as an AMBA member to stay updated on current employment opportunities. Additionally, AMBA is now partnering with the Pima County Bar Association, to enable new PCBA members to join AMBA in one easy step.
This year we will be offering CLE events during many of our regular meeting times. This will not only provide CLE credit as a benefit to our paid members but it will be a career development opportunity for those members presenting on CLE topics. Proposed topics include: legal ethics, a criminal procedure case update, juvenile practice in federal and state courts, promoting safe police interactions, confronting implicit bias and many more. Please contact me at: ASimons@azdot.gov
if you are interested in presenting a CLE this year.
The AMBA website has undergone a number of changes. More resources will be added in the next few months. AMBA's mission statement and information about what we do as an organization is now available on our website. Additionally, for those members who wish to publish their legal articles and reviews online, the AMBA blog will be available for monthly postings.
In addition to our Annual Scholarship Banquet, this year AMBA will be hosting a Founder's Barbecue. We want to celebrate AMBA 's past leaders as we remember how our organization began and celebrate our growth. We hope you will join us in this fun event to honor AMBA's legacy in the Southern Arizona legal community.
Keep an eye out for announcements for events as well as volunteer opportunities for program development and community service. Together, we are working to benefit our law students with scholarship opportunities, mentoring, and career opportunities while advocating for and reaching out to the Southern Arizona minority community as well.