Ethics Q&A
Q: Do you have to report another lawyer's ethics violation if the information is "confidential" under ER 1.6?

A: Not unless your client consents to the disclosure. Read Ariz. Op. 94-12.



Don't Forget the NLRA

Nearly all private-sector employers are subject to the National Labor Relations Act. Here's what they need to know. Read the story.



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The State Bar's Ethics Hotline is a great resource for you. You'll get free, real-life advice on everyday matters or big picture issues. Call 602-340-7284.


Introductions Can Mean New Clients

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Bill Targets Class Action Lawyer Fees
Arizona Senator Jon Kyl and a colleague want to limit contingency fees earned by lawyers in suits resulting in settlements or judgments of $100 million or more. Read more...

Arizona's Child Porn Law Under Attack
Arizona's child pornography possession law, which has been hailed as the nation's harshest, is coming under fire. Read more...

Firms are Targets in Malfeasance
In the wake of the collapse of corporate giants Enron and WorldCom, the law firms who defend and promote companies are finding themselves more liable should their clients commit fraud. Read more...

 

State Bar Will Seek New Executive Director
The State Bar will soon begin a search for a new Executive Director. Cynthia Zwick, the Bar's Executive Director for the past two years, resigned Friday, May 16. Read more.

State Bar Considers Paralegal Membership
The State Bar is considering a proposal to create an optional State Bar membership for Paralegals. Board action could come this summer. Read more.

Tucson Attorney Wins National Award
Michele M. Mirto, Director of the Southern Arizona Volunteer Lawyers Program, has been selected as the National Pro Bono Professional of the Year for 2003. Mirto was selected for this award by the National Association of Pro Bono Professionals.

Arizona Court of Appeals
Division One Division Two

May 15, 2003 - TX 01-0007, TX 02-0014 - ADOR v. Capitol
As an issue of first impression and interest to the mining and manufacturing industries, whether materials used to make molds qualify as "machinery" or "equipment," are exempt from use taxation pursuant to A.R.S. � 42-5159(B) (1)? Read opinion...

May 6, 2003 - CV 02-0261, CV 02-0597 - Inmon v. Crane
Does the workers' compensation lent employee doctrine provide immunity under A.R.S. § 23-1022(A) to the loaned worker and the worker's general employer when the loaned worker commits a tort while working for another employer to which his general employer has leased him? Read opinion...

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

May 15, 2003 - No. 02-50161 - US v. Vargas-Castillo
An indictment charging defendant with separate counts for different controlled substances was not multiplicitous and no double jeopardy violation occurred. A border search of defendant's vehicle was routine. Read opinion...

May 16, 2003 - No. 01-35775 - Lowry v. Barnhart
A lawyer who frequently represents social security claimants could not bring a writ of mandamus to have an Administrative Law Judge investigated and removed from future cases. Social Security Administration's interim bias complaint procedures do not prescribe judicially enforceable duties.
Read opinion...