Join ALF for exclusive networking and learning opportunities that speak for, to, and about the vitality and historical significance of living under the rule of law and independent judiciary. The rule of law is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as, “The authority and influence of law in society, especially when viewed as a constraint on individual and institutional behavior; (hence) the principle whereby all members of a society (including those in governments) are considered equally subject to publicly disclosed legal codes and processes.”
Moreover, an independent judiciary is an essential element of American government and democratic systems. Lawyers have a special responsibility to ensure that the public understands the judiciary’s role and to hold it accountable to the highest standards of fairness and impartiality. Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said it best: “Judicial independence does not just happen all by itself… it is tremendously hard to create, and easier than most people imagine to destroy.”
ALF Speakers Program
“Lawyers Who Make a Difference”
The Arizona Lawyers Foundation is proud to spotlight attorneys who are making a significant impact in our community through its Speakers Program. We hope to motivate and inspire others by recognizing those who believe in a cause that is bigger than they are. Members, members of the judiciary and law students may attend a semi-annual series free of charge.
ALF Continuing Legal Education Program
“Supporting the Rule of Law in Arizona”
Arizona Lawyers Foundation will present timely continuing education programming on topics related to protecting the rule of law and preserving our independent judiciary. Through our CLE programming, we will provide a forum for education and discussion in this age of partisan discourse, eroding respect for legal decisions, and judicial officers.
The ALF Mentorship Program is an easy and fulfilling way to give back by providing valuable insight to law students. Attorney-Mentors are paired with a 2L or 3L who is currently in the trial-advocacy program at the ASU College of Law. Read More