Client Protection Fund Board of Trustees
The Supreme Court of Arizona, by its Rule 32(d)(8), requires the State Bar of Arizona to create and maintain the Client Protection Fund as an entity separate from the State Bar. A resolution authorizing the establishment of the Fund was submitted by the State Bar Board of Governors ("Board") to the membership of the State Bar and approved on April 9, 1960. The Fund was created by a Declaration of Trust dated January 7, 1961, which has been amended and restated from time to time by the Board.
The purpose of the Fund is to promote public confidence in the administration of justice and the integrity of the legal profession by reimbursing losses caused by the dishonest conduct of lawyers admitted and licensed or otherwise allowed to practice in Arizona, occurring in the course of the client-lawyer or fiduciary relationship between the lawyer and the claimant.
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266
Visit the Client Protection Fund webpage for claim forms and additional information.