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Richard L Palmatier Jr

Assistant General Counsel

State Bar of Arizona

Richard "Rick" Palmatier, Jr., Assistant General Counsel, State Bar of Arizona.  Mr. Palmatier is a retired Army JAG, serving on active duty, the US Army Reserve, and the Arizona Army National Guard.  During a portion of that time, he was a prosecutor with Coconino County, the City of Flagstaff, and Maricopa County, and also an indigent defense counsel in Flagstaff.  During his military career, in addition to being the Staff Judge Advocate, he also served as the Ethics/Conflicts of Interest Advisor, the Human Resources Officer, and as the Chief of Staff for the Arizona Army National Guard.  After his military retirement, he practiced in a small firm setting focusing on Veterans’ disability cases. 

As Assistant General Counsel for the Bar, he focuses on conservatorship matters, assisting the Ethics Hotline, and employment law.  He currently serves as a member of the Steering Committee for the Arizona Wills for Heroes, as an Ombudsman with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and on the non-profit boards for the Arizona Reserve Component Emergency Relief Fund and the Unified Arizona Veterans.

He is a graduate of the University of Arizona, the Arizona College of Law, the US Army Judge Advocate General’s School, and the US Army War College.  He is admitted to practice in Arizona, the US District Court for Arizona, the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the US Supreme Court.

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So You Want to be a Pro-tem: Ethical Considerations for Lawyers who Serve as Part-Time Judges

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Apr 25, 2023
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Ethical considerations under both the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Code of Judicial Conduct for lawyers who serve as part-time judges.

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