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MCBA Board Nominations are Now Open.


The Maricopa County Bar Association (MCBA) is currently inviting members to declare their candidacy for one of five available seats on the board of directors.
Each of the five positions consists of a two-year term beginning in 2020. The terms of Hon. Glenn Allen, Gail Barsky, Cary Lackey, Stan Silas, and Hon. Lisa VandenBerg expire on December 31, 2019. An election will be held to fill their seats. A few of these board members are likely to run for re-election.

Board Members attend monthly meetings, liaise with one or more MCBA sections, divisions, or committees, and support the work of the association. They are expected to make every effort to attend the Bench-Bar Conference on October 4, the Annual Meeting/Hall of Fame Dinner on November 14, and other membership events, as well as assist with fundraising and member recruitment.

The following materials are required from candidates no later than September 15:


  1. letter formally declaring candidacy for the Board of Directors, with the candidate’s signature and addressed to Executive Director Beth Sheehan. This document may be submitted electronically to bsheehan@maricopabar.org or mailed to MCBA, 3030 N. 3rd Street, Suite 1260, Phoenix, AZ 85012.
  2. 200-word biographical statement. This bio may include an optional “position statement” of the candidate’s vision and priorities for the MCBA. This information must be submitted electronically to bsheehan@maricopabar.org as an attachment, preferably in MS Word. Regardless of what is included in the biography, the word limit total is 200 words as counted electronically in MS Word. MCBA staff may edit bios exceeding the limit. (Please note that a standard-form resume or curriculum vitae is not acceptable.)
  3. A color photograph in JPG format sent as an e-mail attachment to bsheehan@maricopabar.org. The photo format must be JPG—no other types of files or format can be accepted. Please note that photos taken directly off a website are of very poor quality and normally unusable. 

Please note that a standard-form resume or curriculum vitae are not acceptable. Bios may include an optional position statement of the candidate’s vision and priorities for the MCBA. Position statements and any other campaign or election materials may not refer to other candidates or include defamatory or inappropriate language, as determined by an ad hoc Election Review Committee appointed by the President of the Association. For complete election information, go to maricopabar.org for a copy of our Bylaws on the Board of Directors webpage. 

Deadline to Declare Candidacy in Board of Directors Election is September 15