Phoenix School of Law Offers Legal Professionals Access To Its Law Library Bar Access Program

October 21

You Too Can Take Advantage Of This Invaluable Resource...

Phoenix, Arizona (October 21, 2013) – Phoenix School of Law (PSL) welcomes members of the bench and bar to its library through its Law Library Bar Access Program. For a small initial fee to cover the cost of creating an identification card and a modest annual fee to cover the cost of services and modified database licenses, PSL provides broad access to its physical and online collections.

Eligibility

The following people are eligible to apply for membership in the Bar Access Program (Program):

  • Active members of the Arizona State Bar
  • Active members of any tribal bar
  • Inactive members of any state or tribal bar engaged in pro bono service or scholarship
  • Employees of active members of the Arizona State Bar under supervision per Rule 5.3 of the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Arizona State Bar.

To become a member of the Program, an applicant must:

  • Complete the registration form at www.phoenixlaw.edu/bap or submit it to the Circulation Department.
  • Have a Program identification card photo taken by the Library or the Facilities Department.
    • Members of the bar will present a driver’s license or other photo ID and a current bar membership card. Nonmembers will present a driver’s license or other photo ID and a letter, signed by the member of the Arizona State Bar exercising supervision under Rule 5.3 of the RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT OF THE ARIZONA STATE BAR that certifies that the signatory exercises said supervision.
  • Pay the annual registration fee of $120.00 and $30.00 to defray the cost of the identification card.
  • Make checks payable to Phoenix School of Law Library or pay by credit card.

Please allow up to ten business days to process the application.

Neither the annual registration fee nor the one-time ID fee is refundable.                                                                      

  • Your registration is valid for one calendar year. About one month before the end of your paid registration we will remind you that your renewal is due soon.
  • A $30.00 replacement fee will be charged if your Access Program ID card is lost or stolen.

“We are quite proud and excited to offer such an incredible resource such as our Law Library Bar Access Program housed here at Phoenix School of Law to the legal community in Arizona and beyond,” stated Shirley Mays, Dean of Phoenix School of Law.

For more information regarding The Law Library Bar Access Program please contact Lidia Koelbel, Access Services Manager at 602.682.6899.

About Phoenix School of Law

Phoenix School of Law (also referred to as PhoenixLaw) is a private school located in the heart of dowtown Phoenix, Arizona. Founded in 2005, Phoenix School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association, receiving approval in 2007. PhoenixLaw‘s mission is based upon three pillars: 1) commitment to underserved communities; 2) a student-outcome centered educational experience; and 3) supporting programs that allow for practice ready graduates.

  • Clinical Programs: PhoenixLaw houses a Mediation Clinic and other clinical programs designed to develop and enhance practice skills. Courses are offered in trial and appellate practice, mediation and alternative methods of dispute resolution. Clinical methods are used in various courses throughout the curriculum.
  • Externships: PhoenixLaw offers qualified, upper-level students in good academic standing opportunities to participate in a for-credit externship program. Students attend a classroom component that provides a link between the placement setting and the learning process. The dedicated team at the Center for Professional Development (CPD) coordinates and supervises the externship programs including the Valley of the Sun Law Clerk program.
  • Mentoring Programs: Each student is assigned a faculty member as their mentor. The faculty member helps to guide the student through their law school experience and form a professional relationship that will carry into their future career.
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