Q: I want to set up a website for my law firm and include an email link to me. Is that a problem?

A: Make sure to include a disclaimer regarding whether email communication from prospective clients will be treated as confidential. Read Ethics Op. 02-04.




Darrow on Trial
In 1912, Clarence Darrow was tried on a charge of bribery. It forced him to give the closing argument of his life. Read more.

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Lawyer Can be Forced to Serve as Arbitrator
The Arizona Supreme Court can force attorneys practicing in the state to serve as arbitrators - even at discount rates - without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court has ruled. Read more.

Ruling May Derail Grandparents' Visitation Rights
A new court ruling could set back more than two decades of efforts by grandparents to secure visitation rights in divorce cases. Read more.

Supreme Court Takes On 'Me, Too' Age Bias
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a job bias case with implications far beyond the statute at its core, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Read more.


Bar's Southern Regional Office Launches Newsletter
Publication details news and events for Tucson area attorneys. 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 in March. Read more.

Crime Victim Notification System
Victims of crime can request the Arizona Supreme Court and Arizona Court of Appeals notify them of an opinion or decision at the same time the prosecutor and defendant are notified. Read more.

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November 20, 2007 – CR 07-2004 – State v. Avila
Did the trial court commit fundamental error pursuant to State v. Henderson when it enhanced defendant's sentence with a class four felony conviction that was not committed within five years preceding the date of the present offense? Read opinion.

November 21, 2007 – 2 CA-SA 2007-0085 – Diana H. V. AZ. Dept. of Economic Security
Whether a parent whose child has been adjudicated dependent pursuant to A.R.S. �� 8-841 through 8-844 has a residual parental right pursuant to A.R.S. � 8-531(5)(3) to exempt the child from immunization for religious reasons. Read opinion.

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November 21, 2007 – No. 05-73883 – Barragan-Lopez v. Mukasey
An Arizona conviction for solicitation to possess at least four pounds of marijuana for sale, in violation of Ariz. Rev. Stat. section 13-1002(A) and (B)(2), and section 13-3405(A)(2) and (B)(6), constitutes a crime involving moral turpitude for the purposes of 8 U.S.C. section 1227(a)(2)(A)(i). Read opinion.

November 19, 2007 – No. 06-55045 - Gardner v. UICI
In an action against defendants raising numerous causes of action based on the sale of the health insurance coverage, an award of fees and costs to plaintiff imposed after the case was remanded to the state court from which it was removed by defendant, is reversed as defendant had an objectively reasonable basis for removal. Read opinion.







Dependency and Parental Termination
This half-day program on Thursday, Dec. 6, explores ways to handle and expedite resolution of dependency and termination cases, both in juvenile court and on appeal. Read more.

The Complete Lawyer
Viewing The Law in 2020
Are you ready for the revolution in legal services? Read more.


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