Q: What happens when an attorney learns that, due to a former client�s apparent perjury in a civil proceeding, the attorney has offered false material evidence to a tribunal?

A: The attorney�s duty of candor to the tribunal overcomes the ethical duty of preserving the former client�s confidences. Read Ethics Opinion 05-05.

Need ethics advice? Call the State Bar's Ethics Hotline at 602-340-7284.



Ninth Circuit Split
Splitting the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is an idea that�s been around for years. But has its time finally come? Read more.



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Justices Pay Last Respects to Rehnquist
Teary-eyed Supreme Court Justices and a long line of other Americans paid their last respects Tuesday to former Chief Justice William Rehnquist. Read more.

Lawyers Aid Hurricane Evacuees
The State Bar has established a special online Hurricane Disaster Relief Information Center. There you will find the latest news and resources on how lawyers in Arizona and across the nation are helping people recover from Hurricane Katrina.

"Wills for Heroes" Hits Phoenix September 17
The State Bar�s Wills for Heroes program holds its first event for Phoenix Fire Department personnel on September 17th. Attorneys are still needed for this event and others. Read more.

Volunteer Positions Available on Foundation Board
The Arizona Foundation For Legal Services & Education is seeking two members for its Board of Directors. The deadline to apply is September 30. Read more.

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Arizona Court of Appeals
Division One Division Two

August 30, 2005 � CV 04-0491 � Phelps Dodge v. ADWR
Can the Arizona Department of Water Resources issue a permit for in situ use of streams amounting to an appropriation of water rights without requiring a diversion of the water? Read opinion.

August 26, 2005 � 2 CA-CR 2004-0108 � State v. Gomez
Was it an abuse of discretion for the trial court to refuse the criminal defendant�s request to allow the jury to use a magnifying glass to examine fingerprints in the deliberation room? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals
August 30, 2005 � No. 03-16987 � Arizona Cartridge v. Lexmark Intl.
The district court properly found that plaintiff has offered no evidence that defendant's advertisements constitute deceptive or unfair business practices. Read opinion.

September 2, 2005 � No. 04-35029 � EEOC v. NEA
Offensive conduct that is not facially sex-specific may violate Title VII if there is sufficient circumstantial evidence of qualitative and quantitative differences in the harassment suffered by female and male employees. Read opinion.