Can I advertise that I am a judge pro tem?
Ariz. Judicial Ethics Advisory Op. 03-06 says it is not appropriate for attorneys who currently serve as judges pro tem to list their judicial titles on legal stationery and in advertising soliciting business. Read more
John M. Curtin is a Phoenix lawyer---and the winner in the Fiction category of our 2007 Creative Arts Competition. Read his story here.
TB Lockup Spurs Civil Liberties Debate
Since July, a man has been locked up in Maricopa County, perhaps for the rest of his life. But he has not been charged with a crime. Instead, he suffers from a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis. Read more.
National Firms Stake Claim in Phoenix's Robust Economy
We may have a dry heat in Phoenix, but it's also a hot legal market for some national law firms moving here to take advantage of our flourishing economy. Read more.
Florida Bar's Board Favors Web Ad Regulation
The Florida Bar Board of Governors has approved a proposed Web site advertisement rule that would allow lawyers to advertise past results and statement characteristics concerning the quality of legal services. Read more.
New! Member Marketing Kit Now Available
This free State Bar resource includes ethics tips for attorney marketing as well as guidelines on marketing and advertising in Bar publications. Read more.
The State Bar Annual Convention
Save the date! The annual State Bar convention takes place June 27-30. And there's a new venue... the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale. Read more.
Volunteer Opportunities for Attorneys
The State Bar is seeking volunteers to serve on the ABA House of Delegates and Client Protection Fund Board of Trustees. Read more.
Arizona Court of Appeals
Division One | Division Two
March 22, 2007 – MH 06-0013 - In Re MH 2006-00049
Must a physician actually state an opinion, in addition to the underlying facts from
which an opinion may be derived or inferred, to satisfy the statutory requirements
for an involuntary commitment under A.R.S. � 36-539(B)? Read opinion.
March 23, 2007 – 2 CA-JV 2006-0049 – In Re Natalie Z.
Are A.R.S. � 13-502(A) and (C), which set forth the legal test for insanity and assign a clear and convincing burden of proof to the person asserting a defense of guilty except insane, applicable to a delinquency proceeding when a juvenile asserts an insanity defense? Read opinion.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals
March 30, 2007 – No. 04-35855 - Winterrowd v. Nelson
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 case alleging defendants-troopers used excessive force during a pat-down of plaintiff, denial of summary judgment based on qualified immunity for defendants is affirmed where the facts, if resolved in plaintiff's favor, would show the officers violated his clearly established constitutional rights. Read opinion.
April 2, 2007 – No. 05-30215, 05-30226 - United States v. Moran
Defendants' convictions of conspiracy to defraud the U.S., conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, and related offenses are vacated and remanded for a new trial where: 1) the district court erroneously excluded one defendant's testimony as hearsay and did not provide a reasoned basis for excluding it under Federal Rule of Evidence 403; and 2) the testimony would have comprised a critical element of defendants' good faith defense. Read opinion.
The Complete Lawyer
"Let's Talk Business"
Learn about marketing, management, technology and ethics at this all-day seminar designed for the solo practitioner and small firm attorney on April 12, 2007. Read more
This edition of The Complete Lawyer examines diversity and change from the perspectives of psychology, biology and brain science. Read more.
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