Q: Do I have to disclose my limited-scope representation to opposing counsel?

A: No, except in certain circumstances. Read ER 4.1 and Ethics Op. 06-03.




Time Warp
Time limits on the questioning of jurors are stricter than ever. How does that affect the goal of seating fair and impartial juries? Read more.

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Law Students OK'd to Represent Poor
University of Arizona law students will start representing indigent defendants at initial appearances on felonies next year under an experiment approved by the state Supreme Court. Read more.

Roberts, Gonzales Speak on Judicial Independence
Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. has made his strongest plea yet for judicial independence, even warning fellow conservatives to back off from attacking judges for unpopular decisions. Read more.

Goodyear Council Cleared in Meeting Dispute
The Goodyear City Council did not violate the Open Meeting Law when it hired a retail consultant, the Arizona Attorney General's Office has concluded. Read more.



Arizona Supreme Court Establishing Boards for Three Programs
The Arizona Supreme Court is seeking attorneys to serve on three new boards. Applications are being accepted for the Fiduciary Board, Confidential Intermediary Board and the Defensive Driving Board. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 13. Read more.

Arizona's First Black Female Lawyer Dies
Joyce Edline Holsey, a Tucson lawyer who was the first black woman admitted to the State Bar of Arizona, died Sept. 27th after a battle with cancer. Read more.

Lawyers Rock for Charity
Toadhouse, a band of lawyers, will be among those taking part in a Battle of the Bands on Saturday, Oct. 21, to raise money for the Phoenix Children's Hospital. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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September 14, 2006 – MH 05-0022 – MH 2005-001290
Does the trial court have discretion under A.R.S. � 35-509(A)(3) to order that family members be notified when a person is about to be released from involuntary mental health treatment? Read opinion.

September 29, 2006 – 2 CA-CV 2006-0061 – Northwest Fire v. Ariz. Construction Co.
Has the legislature granted a fire district authority under A.R.S. � 48-805(B)(14) to impose a facilities benefit assessment on new home construction based on a district's stated purpose of developing facilities necessary to address the additional demand for fire and emergency medical services created by the new construction? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

September 29, 2006 – No. 05-15332 – Allen v. Gold Country Casino
In a suit against a Tribe and its casino by a former employee alleging retaliation, dismissal of claims on sovereign immunity grounds is affirmed where the casino functions as an arm of the Tribe. However, dismissal of defendant's claims under 42 U.S.C. section 1985 is reversed where he should be given the opportunity to amend his pro se complaint to assert these two claims intelligibly. Read opinion.

September 28, 2006 – No. 04-35988 – Educ. Credit Mgmt. Corp. v. Mason
Partial discharge of government-insured student loans is reversed where the debtor had not made a good effort to pay back the loans since he had not maximized his income or made adequate efforts to obtain full-time employment. Read opinion.






Greatest Trials of the Century
Learn cross-examination and closing argument techniques illustrated by attorneys in the most famous cases of the last hundred years at this all-day seminar on Friday, October 20th. Read more.



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