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Lawyer Representative Application


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 — two civil, one bankruptcy, and two criminal.                                                                                                   

During the 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 is attached and can also be found on the Court's website:

For more information, see the Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative Website:     

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:                    
                                      By regular mail:                                                  
                                             c/o BurnsBarton PLC                                         
                                            2201 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 360                                     
                                                Phoenix, AZ 85016                                           

Applications must be submitted no later than August 16, 2019.  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.                                                                                 

G. Murray Snow                                                                                                    
Chief United States District Judge                                                                       
District of Arizona