Q: Can I maintain a paperless law office?

A: Yes, under certain circumstances. Read Ethics Op. 07-02.




Forensic Accounting
Technology and court rules make forensic accounting know-how a must-have for lawyers. Here's a primer. Read more.

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Yuma Prisoners Give Back to Crime Victims
Inmates of the Arizona State Prison Complex in Yuma have given more than $74,000 in cash and labor donations to crime victims. Read more.

Court Weighs Making Public Rulings on U.S. Wiretapping
Secret court would make rulings on government wiretapping public. Read more.

O'Connor Advises Incoming Law Students
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor made a surprise visit to the ASU law school to welcome the incoming students. Read more.


Lawyers on Call Needs Immigration Attorneys
The State Bar's Lawyers on Call public outreach program needs immigration attorneys to volunteer for a phone bank on September 4, 2007. Read more.

Governor Appoints Four to Maricopa Superior Court
Governor Janet Napolitano has appointed four attorneys to serve as judges in the Maricopa County Superior Court. Read more.

Supreme Court Seeks Attorneys for Disciplinary Commission
Applications are due Aug. 24th for two attorney vacancies on the Arizona Supreme Court's Disciplinary Commission. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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August 16, 2007 – CV 06-0549 – West v. Maricopa County
Under the Arizona Public Records Law, A.R.S. � 39-121.01, did the superior court correctly order the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to provide hard copies of press releases on an ongoing basis to the West Valley View newspaper on the same day the Sheriff distributes press releases to the many news media members on his e-mail distribution list? Read opinion.

August 7, 2007 – JV 07-0026 – In Re Richard B.
Did the trial court properly accept restitution evidence after the deadline previously set when the juvenile was turning eighteen in less than thirty days? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

August 17, 2007 – No. 06-55964 – Shroyer v. New Cingular Wireless Servs, Inc.
In a class action suit alleging plaintiffs suffered injuries as a result of the 2004 merger between Cingular Wireless and AT&T, an order compelling arbitration of the action is reversed where: 1) a class arbitration waiver in New Cingular Wireless Service's standard contract for cellular phone services is unconscionable under California law, and thus, unenforceable; and 2) the Federal Arbitration Act does not preempt a holding that the waiver is unenforceable. Read opinion.

August 10, 2007 – No. 04-10226 – United States v. Aukai
In the context of airport screening searches, once a passenger enters the secured area of an airport, the constitutionality of a screening search does not depend on consent. To the extent any cases have predicated the reasonableness of an airport screening search upon either ongoing consent or irrevocable implied consent, they are overruled. Read opinion.






Make Money... Ethically
Learn the basics on how to have a flourishing, ethical law practice at this three-hour seminar on Thursday, August 23. Read more.


The Complete Lawyer
This issue looks at the aging of the legal profession, including 10 important truths about getting older. Read more.


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