Arizona Bar Associations
There are approximately 13,000 active attorneys in the state of Arizona. Arizona is home to Phoenix, the 5th most populous city in the United States, making it a very important legal market. Phoenix is home to several Fortune 1000 companies, Arizona State University’s robust research facilities have drawn a large number of tech companies into the area, and because of its warm and dry winters, it is a popular tourist destination during that season.
Accordingly, Arizona has an extremely diversified economy, and lots of business means lots of lawyers behind the scenes. There are several professional organizations for Arizona lawyers. The State Bar of Arizona is an integrated mandatory bar association, meaning that it serves as both a professional organization to advance the interests of its members, but it also regulates the practice of law in Arizona, as well as licenses and disciplines attorneys. Membership in it is mandatory for all Arizona attorneys. All of the other organizations, however, are voluntary.