Ballard Spahr partner Joseph Kanefield was recently named President of the State Bar of Arizona. At a recent luncheon addressing the State Bar’s Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, Mr. Kanefield spoke of his deep commitment to making justice available to those less fortunate. He also expressed his intent, as President of the State Bar, to resurrect its Access to Justice Task Force, for the investment of $1 million in voluntary donations gained through dues paid.

Mr. Kanefield’s career has been devoted to serving the public, including service with the Attorney General’s Office, for the Secretary of State, and as General Counsel for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Apart from professional considerations, he is known for his many eclectic interests, his personal warmth, his humility, and his sense of humor.