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The Arizona Minority Bar Association's Community Service Award Scholarship Dinner Banquet takes place on February 16, 2018 at the JW MARRIOTT STARR PASS Resort in beautiful Tucson, Arizona. 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 $125/pp. Tables are $1,250/table (with special recognition in the evening's program).

Proceeds from the banquet fund scholarships for our future lawyers! 

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

* Please note, our banquet will take place during the Lenten season. You will need to request a non-meat plate via email prior to the event to ensure the hotel has the right number of plates! 

Please email [email protected] or [email protected] to request a vegetarian plate. 

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Judicial Preparation Panels:  If you are an AMBA member who is considering applying for a future vacancy on the Pima County Superior Court bench, AMBA strongly suggests you begin working on your application now.  AMBA has a judicial appointments committee that can review your applications and/or conduct mock interviews with you to help you prepare for success.  

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. Or, sign up for our student newsletter!

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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/statewide 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 2017.

PAST Events:

2017 Scholarship Banquet: Community Service Award Scholarship Banquet Honoring the firms of the Legal Writing Program: Fennemore Craig, Quarles & Brady, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, and Snell & Wilmer.

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

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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) was 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

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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
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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.