Q: I represent a current client in litigation. The client owes me attorney's fees and costs for the representation. May I sue the client while continuing the representation?

A: No. Read Ethics Opinion 2000-03.



Supreme Court Memories
Most lawyers can only imagine what it would be like to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court. This month, hear from advocates who have been there. Read more.



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Law Students Could Help at Arraignments
When it comes to an initial court appearance on a criminal charge, is a law student better than no lawyer at all? That's the argument of the top public defenders in Pima County. Read more.

Bugging the Boardroom
Soon Congress may give antitrust investigators the go-ahead to bug corporate boardrooms, using the same types of wiretaps normally reserved for listening in on mobsters. Read more.

Juveniles in Adult Jail Create Space Problems
Thirty-five youths charged as adults with violent crimes are caught in a dispute between the Pima County Jail and Juvenile Court. Read more.



Opening on Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments
There is one position open for an attorney to serve as a lawyer commissioner on the Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments.
Read more.

Get Involved - Join a State Bar Committee
Serving on a State Bar committee exhibits leadership and is a great way to interact with colleagues. The deadline to apply is March 17. Read more.

Nominate a Colleague for Annual State Bar Awards
Here's your chance to see that your colleagues, deserving of recognition, receive their just rewards. Nominations for the annual State Bar of Arizona awards are due March 20, 2006. Read more.


Arizona Court of Appeals
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March 2, 2006 – CV 05-0119 – Gipson v. Kasey
On this record, does the tort defendant who shares his prescription OxyContin pills with another person at a party owe a duty of care to that person and any additional person to whom she foreseeably shares the pills? Read opinion.

February 28, 2006 – 2 CA-CV 2005-0096 – Foster v. Weir, Orthodontic Centers of AZ
Whether expert witness fees "for testifying at trial," taxable as costs in medical malpractice actions under Rule 54(f)(2), Ariz. R. Civ. P., include the expert's fees for time spent in preparing to testify and in traveling to court. Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

March 3, 2006 – No. 04-56084 – Powers v. Wells Fargo Bank NA
The preclusive effect of 18 U.S.C. section 1964(c) applies to Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) claims alleging securities fraud asserted individually, as well as to claims presented in a class action. Read opinion.

March 2, 2006 – No. 04-10343 – US v. Jennings
Under ordinary circumstances, a bank robber's statement that he has a gun is sufficient to instill a fear of death in a reasonable victim, and therefore warrants a threat-of-death enhancement pursuant to the United States Sentencing Guidelines. Read opinion.






Hear Arizona Jurors Speak!
And learn how to conduct your next voir dire and jury trial at this all-day seminar on March 10, 2006. Read more.



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