Q: I know I can't use a trade name for my law firm, but can I spice up my marketing by using an advertising slogan?

A: Yes, as long as it is not false or misleading. Read ER 7.1 and Ethics Op. 89-07.




Arbitration Studied
Read the results of the Supreme Court's "Committee on Compulsory Arbitration," charged with finding ways to make arbitration more effective and efficient. Read more.

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Yuma County Leads State in Notifying Crime Victims of Rights
Yuma County Attorney Jon Smith says his is the first prosecutor's office in the state to start notifying victims of all misdemeanor crimes of their constitutional rights as victims. Read more.

Is Raising Salaries the Best Way to Retain Associates?
One law firm's recent decision to raise first-year associate salaries has competitors wondering whether another pay increase makes sense. Read more.

Ninth Circuit Visits Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear cases at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 8th. Read more.



Convention: Save the Date
The State Bar annual convention has a beautiful new home this year: the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Great seminars and great fun begin on June 27. Read more.

Nominate a Colleague for CLE Award
The State Bar's CLE Committee is seeking nominations for its CLE Award to be presented to a Bar member at the annual convention in June. Read more.


A new survey explores professional relationships and work-life balance--just one of many stories in The Complete Lawyer. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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February 20, 2007 – 1 CA-CR 05-0969 – State v. Levens
Can a probationer, in a mandated polygraph examination, invoke his or her Fifth Amendment rights to preserve them? Read opinion.

February 27, 2007 – 2 CA-CV 2006-0095 – Twin Peaks Construction v. Weatherguard Metal
In an administrative action brought by the Registrar of Contractors against a general contractor for failing to pay for services rendered by a subcontractor, does A.R.S. � 32-1153, which bars unlicensed contractors from suing a contracting party, provide the general contractor a defense? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

February 27, 2007 – No. 05-10581 - United States v. Vartanian
Convictions for aiding and abetting the filing of a false tax return and aiding and abetting the making of false statements on a loan application are affirmed over a claim that the district court abused its discretion when it dismissed a juror from service. Read opinion.

March 2, 2007 – No. 04-71140 - Malta-Espinoza v. Gonzales
A petition for review of an order of the BIA holding that petitioner's state-law conviction for stalking rendered him removable under applicable law is granted as the conviction for stalking did not qualify as an aggravated felony for removal purposes. Read opinion.






How to Win Your Next or First Jury Trial
The Power Trial Method author David Gross discusses winning the jury trial at this all-day seminar on Friday, March 9th. Read more.




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