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New check scams look legitimate and target attorneys. The results can wreak havoc with trust accounts. Read more.




A Zeal for Civility
In the new professionalism rules, "zeal" is out, and "honor" is in. How is that going?

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Napolitano Vetoes Bill on Police Role in Immigration
Governor Napolitano vetoed a measure Monday that would have required local law enforcement to work with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. Read more.

Arizona Law Called Debatable
Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding voter ID requirements in Indiana doesn't necessarily erase the legal questions about a similar Arizona law. Read more.

Selling Your Firm on Disaster Recovery
Today's lawyers have no tolerance for computing downtime, and clients insist on knowing how your firm will protect its confidential data in the event of a disaster. Read more.


State Bar Celebrates Law Day with Public Forum
To celebrate Law Day, the State Bar is holding a public forum on the importance of judicial impartiality on Thursday, May 1, from Noon-1:30 p.m. Read more.

Bar President Hosts Web Chat on May 21
Dan McAuliffe, State Bar President, concludes his series of Web chats with a discussion on Bar services on Wednesday, May 21 from 11:30-1:30 p.m. Read more.

Trust Account Management Software Discount
Save 10% on Easy Trust software that allows you to enter, track and reconcile all deposits and disbursements for each client account. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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April 24, 2008 – CV 06-0801 – Mein v. Cook
Did the evidence permit a finding that two drivers who engaged in drag racing on a public street after an evening of drinking consciously agreed to commit an intentional tort and acted in concert for the purpose of imposing joint liability? Read opinion.

April 23, 2008 – 2 CA-CV 2007-0108 – Spaulding v. Pouliot et al.
When a party claimed to have acquired property rights by prescriptive easement and adverse possession, did the trial court err in utilizing a presumption that such use is with the property owner's permission? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

April 21, 2008 - No. 06-35384 - Seven Up Pete Venture v. Schweitzer
Dismissal of a state takings claims arising out of a state ban on open-pit mining for gold or silver by the cyanide heap leaching process is affirmed where the Eleventh Amendment bars a reverse condemnation action brought in federal court against state officers in their official capacities. Read opinion.

April 21, 2008 - No. 06-71881 - Christensen v. Comm'r of Internal Revenue
In a suit for relief from tax liability as an "innocent spouse," summary judgment for the Commissioner of Internal Revenue is affirmed where relief under 26 U.S.C. section 6015(f) is available only to taxpayers who file joint federal income tax returns. Read opinion.





Flying Solo
Sole practitioners and small firm attorneys will learn how to soar to success at this all-day seminar on Thursday, May 1. Read more.


The Complete Lawyer
Women in the Law: What Makes A "Best Law Firm" for Women? Read more.


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