Q: May I represent a family member in a litigation matter?

A: You can if you don't have a personal interest conflict under ER 1.7. Read more.




Affirmative Action on the Ballot
What could an expected ballot proposition mean for affirmative action? Read more.

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Feds Urge Other States to Follow Ariz. Inmate Deportation Policy
The nation's top immigration officials want other states to copy an Arizona program that releases non-violent, illegal-immigrant inmates from state prisons and deports them. Read more.

Phoenix Mayor Calls on FBI to Investigate Immigration Sweeps
The mayor of Phoenix is calling on the FBI to investigate whether the Maricopa County sheriff has violated any civil-rights laws in recent crackdowns on illegal immigrants. Read more.

Women Firm Leaders Still Sparse
For the scant few women who run some of the nation's biggest law firms, it's lonely at the top. And it seems to be getting lonelier. Read more.


State Bar Board of Governors 2008 Elections
Ballots will be mailed around April 23rd to attorneys and judges in Dist. 6 (Maricopa Co.) and Dist. 8 (Pinal Co.). Meet the candidates.

Bar President Hosts Ethics Web Chat on April 24
Dan McAuliffe, State Bar President, hosts an ethics Web chat on April 24 from 11:30-1:30 p.m. Read more.

State Bar Volunteer Opportunities
Apply by May 2nd to serve the State Bar as an ABA Delegate or as a member of the Client Protection Fund Board of Trustees. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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April 8, 2008 – MH 07-0023 – In Re MH 2007-001275
For the purposes of A.R.S. � 36-539, can a patient stipulate to a hearing on the documentary record, thereby waiving the rights to present evidence and subpoena, confront and cross-examine witnesses? Read opinion.

April 2, 2008 – 2 CA-CV 2007-0104 - City of Tucson v. Clear Channel Outdoor Inc.
Whether the statute of limitations period contained in A.R.S. � 9-462.02 includes a due diligence element. Whether billboards built or maintained in violation of repealed sign ordinances at the time of their repeal can be regulated under the current sign ordinances. Whether the addition of a second face to certain billboards caused those billboards to lose their legal nonconforming status. Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

April 11, 2008 - No. 06-50710, 06-50714, 07-50087 - US v. Sullivan
Defendants' convictions and sentences for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering are affirmed over claims that: 1) the evidence was insufficient to support the convictions; 2) the government created a prejudicial variance between the indictment and proof at trial; 3) one defendant's trial should have been severed, and 4) the prosecutor engaged in misconduct. Read opinion.

April 10, 2008 - No. 06-16028 - Blazevska v. Raytheon Aircraft Co.
In a wrongful death action against a plane manufacturer brought by family members of eight Macedonian residents, including the Macedonian president, who died in a plane accident in Bosnia in 2004, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where: 1) the presumption against extraterritoriality is not implicated in this case; and 2) thus, plaintiffs' action was barred by the eighteen-year statute of repose in the General Aviation Revitalization Act of 1994 (GARA). Read opinion.





Winning the Motor Vehicle Accident Case
National and Arizona experts tell you how to win your next motor vehicle case at this all-day seminar on Friday, April 25. Read more.


The Complete Lawyer
Women in the Law: The "Family-Friendly" Workplace is Inadequate. Read more.


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