Q: I'm creating my law firm's Web site. The Internet domain name with the suffix ".com" is taken. Can I use the ".org" version instead?

A: No. Read Ethics Op. 2001-05.




Time for a Change
Our columnist Grant Woods explores life beyond the borders of "thinking like a lawyer."

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Ninth Circuit Makes Judicial History
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit makes judicial history this week when an appellate panel consisting of three judges of Hispanic descent hears oral arguments in Seattle. Read more.

Employer Sanctions Backers Express Doubt about Law
Backers of an initiative to punish companies that knowingly hire undocumented workers intend to keep gathering signatures despite the new employer sanctions law. Read more.

Shhh! Pro Bono's Not Just for Liberals Anymore
Contrary to conventional wisdom, pro bono is not just the province of liberals. Big firms now regularly champion libertarian causes such as free speech and property rights. Read more.



Phoenix Lawyer Daniel J. McAuliffe is New State Bar President
Daniel J. McAuliffe, a partner with Snell & Wilmer LLP, is the new president of the State Bar of Arizona. Read more.

State Bar Hires Communications, Education Execs
The State Bar of Arizona has hired Patricia Giallanza as the new Director of Communications, and Carolyn de Looper as the new MCLE administrator. Read more.

State Bar Implements Trust Account Ethics Hotline
The answers to all your questions concerning Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (IOLTA) are just a phone call away. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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June 28, 2007 – CV 05-0235 – Yes on Prop 200 v. Napolitano
May the Courts review an opinion of the Attorney General pursuant to a special action in mandamus? Read opinion.

June 28, 2007 – Dube v. Linkins; Powell; Hixon; Board of Regents
Whether, for the purposes of stating a claim of tortious interference with a business expectancy, (a) University Officials' alleged failures constituted intentional, improper conduct; and (b) whether the general prospect of employment upon obtaining a graduate degree constitutes an expectancy. Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

July 3, 2007 – No. 05-10543 – United States v. Gonzalez
A sentence for interference with a flight crew member is affirmed over a challenge to a decision to impose a nine-level sentencing enhancement for reckless endangerment of the aircraft under the sentencing guidelines, as the enhancement was applicable because defendant's conduct, which included a threat of a bomb, was a threat not only to crew and passengers, but to the aircraft. Read opinion.

June 25, 2007 – No. 05-16976 – Beltran v. Santa Clara County
Social workers are entitled to absolute immunity for verified statements in petitions filed with a dependency court, both with respect to dependency petitions and custody petitions, as well as the statement of facts submitted therewith. Read opinion.






Leadership Ethics and Honor
Learn how to develop leadership skills in a professional ethics context at this hour-long seminar and webcast on Wednesday, July 25. Read more.


The Complete Lawyer
This issue looks at the aging of the profession: What special issues arise for lawyers along with age-related conditions? Read more.


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