August 22, 2018


Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Planning

Contact Information

Chair: Andrew Young Erwin

Crisis Response Network Inc.
1275 W Washington St Ste. 201
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (602) 845-3570
Fax: (602) 845-3571

SBA Section Administrator: Betty Flores
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoeniz, AZ 85016-6266
Phone: (602) 340-7215,mentalhealthspecialneedsplanning

Mission Statement

The purpose of this section shall be to consider all matters of legal interest relating to the various subjects covered by the section, including but not limited to the following:

  • To provide a forum for section members to exchange information and ideas about mental health and elder law, related areas of law and the delivery of services;
  • To review mental health and elder law and related issues, and to propose, promote, and monitor legislation enabling the development of improved services;
  • To provide education and support services about the practice of mental health and elder law to members of the Bar, to mental health and elder law professionals and to the public.

Diversity Committee, Arizona State Bar

Contact Information

4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 252-4804
Fax: (602) 271-4930,vision,andcorevalues/diversity

Mission Statement

The Commission is tasked with implementing the State Bar's statement of core value for diversity which states: This value represents our commitment to ensuring that the legal profession and the justice system reflect the community it serves in all of its social, economic, and geographical diversity.  It is seeking out representatives of underrepresented groups to add their strength to the legal profession and to the advancement of justice in all areas of society.

Committee on Persons with Disabilities in the Legal Profession

Contact Information

Chair 2014-2015 Charity A. Collins
185 N. 145th Ave.
Goodyear AZ 83338-9211
Phone: (623) 882-7201
Fax: (623) 932-0184

Staff Contact: Elena Nethers
4201 N. 24th St., Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6288
Phone: (602) 340-7393

Mission Statement

The Committee promotes and encourages the success of persons with disabilities in the legal profession by: providing disability-related information to the legal community, fostering connections among persons with disabilities in the profession, providing a forum for discussion of disability-related issues, and celebrating successes of the disability community.

Other Resources

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Persons with Disabilities and the ADA

ADA Resource List

Accessibility of Arizona Courts

Great Speakers & Connections Series

Provides a forum to hear from leaders in the profession who have disabilities or work with disability issues and to network with colleagues in the profession.

Mentor Program

The program serves law students and new lawyers with disabilities, as well as attorneys and legal employers who have questions about dealing with disability-related issues


Hon. John R. Sticht Excellence in Disabilities Accessibility Award

The award is presented to private and/or public legal employers for their efforts to improve access to the Arizona judicial system for persons with disabilities in the legal profession, including lawyers, paralegals and court and law firm staff

CDR Pledge for Change Signatory