Q: My client wrote me a check for an amount that includes fees I've already earned plus advance fees. What do I do with it?

A: Deposit it into your client trust account and then withdraw the portion that already belongs to you. Read Rule 43(d)(2)(b).



Grand Ideas
Read our eye-opening interview with Tucson trial lawyer Richard Grand. His viewpoints and guideposts for living may surprise you. Read more.



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Congress Focuses on Cameras at Supreme Court
Congress is taking a closer look at whether to allow cameras inside the United States Supreme Court. Some senators say the court should operate more in the open. Read more.

Lawyers Wrestle Over DUI Trials
The presiding criminal judge of Maricopa County Superior Court struck down a challenge by a group of public defenders hoping to disqualify the County Attorney's Office from trying the cases of some DUI defendants. Read more.

New Court to Enhance NW Valley Service
A new court building in Surprise is part of ongoing efforts to offer more public services in one place while streamlining operations. Read more.



Herrera-Gonzales Named to State Bar Board
The Arizona Supreme Court has appointed Virginia Herrera-Gonzales to serve as an at-large member of the State Bar of Arizona's Board of Governors. Read more.

Arizona Attorney Classifieds Offer Added Value in June
If you're looking for more bang for your advertising dollar, the classified ads for the June 2006 issue of Arizona Attorney magazine will be posted online for 30 days longer at no additional charge. Read more.

Future Arizona Lawyers Need You!
The Mentor Committee of the State Bar is seeking new attorney volunteers to be paired with law students at ASU and U of A. Read more.


Arizona Court of Appeals
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March 30, 2006 – CV 04-0720 – Sobol v. Alarcon
Is a person who submits a complaint against a certified legal document preparer to the Board of Legal Document Preparers absolutely immune from civil liability? Read opinion.

March 22, 2006 – 2 CA-SA 2005-0085 – Callan, Miranda, Azuelo v. Pimber
Did the trial court err in denying summary judgment in favor of the City of Tucson and individual police defendants on the plaintiff police officer's lawsuit for injuries sustained during a joint police operation? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

March 30, 2006 – No. 05-10088 – US v. Mix
A sentence for kidnapping, aggravated sexual abuse, and assault with a deadly weapon committed within an Indian reservation is affirmed over claims: 1) that imposition of a life sentence was unreasonable and inconsistent with the requirements of 18 U.S.C. section 3553(a); and 2) of improper application of Booker. Read opinion.

March 29, 2006 – No. 04-50183 – US v. Bridgeforth
Defendant's convictions drug-related offenses are affirmed over his claim that his right to confrontation was violated by the district court's limits on certain cross-examination and admission of certain evidence. His sentence is vacated where he was improperly sentenced as a career offender. Read opinion.






Explore the Unique Issues of LLCs
Back by popular demand, this all-day seminar takes place April 20, and covers all aspects of LLCs for anyone practicing in the business law area. Read more.



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