Q: I know that another lawyer has committed a serious ethical violation. I also know that lawyer's client has reported it to the bar. Do I still have a duty to report?

A: Possibly not. Read Ethics Op. 90-13.




The Art of Law
Featured this month is the work of the winners of our annual Creative Arts Competition. Read more.



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New Money Push on for Replacement Capitol
Lawmakers are weighing whether to fund what could be the last chance of having a new state Capitol in place for the state's 2012 centennial. Read more.

Arizona Seeks Dismissal of Voter Law Challenge
State officials say a challenge to Arizona requirements for voter identification and proof of citizenship should be thrown out in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding Indiana's voter ID law. Read more.

Hit the Beach with Technology
Summer means vacation, and whether you want to get away from it all or stay connected with the office, several gadgets will come in handy. Read more.


State Bar Announces 2008 Award Winners
The State Bar of Arizona will recognize 21 people and two law schools at its 75th annual convention in June. Read more.

ASU Names New Law School Dean
Paul Schiff Berman has been appointed dean of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Read more.

Convention Seminars Offer Ample CLE
Attending seminars at the annual convention, June 18-20, is the most cost-effective way to receive an entire year of CLE credit. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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May 22, 2008 – CV 07-0399/CV 07-0424 – Devries v. State/Green v. Garriott
Is the statute's requirement for service on the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate retroactive, that is, required in law suits initiated before the effective date of the 2006 amendment? Read opinion.

May 19, 2008 – 2 CA-CV 2007-0126 - Mayer Unified School District v. Winkleman
Where plaintiffs argued that highway easements granted without compensation over state trust lands prior to the United States Supreme Court's decision in Lassen v. Arizona ex rel. Ariz. Highway Dep't, 385 U.S. 463 (1967), failed to comply with � 28 of the Enabling Act and were therefore void, did the trial court abuse its discretion in finding the claims barred by laches? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

May 20, 2008 - No. 06-74917- WA State Nurses Ass'n v. Nat'l Labor Relations Bd.
Petition for review of a decision that hospital's ban on union buttons bearing the message "RNs Demand Safe Staffing" did not constitute an unfair labor practice in violation of the NLRA is granted where substantial evidence did not support a finding that the hospital met its burden of establishing special circumstances justifying the button ban. Read opinion.

May 19, 2008 - No. 05-30349 - US v. Dallman
A sentence for possession and importation of marijuana and conspiracy to possess marijuana is affirmed primarily where the district court did not err in: 1) viewing the conspiracy in which defendant and two others participated as a joint undertaking rather than as several separate criminal activities; or 2) as a result, basing its calculation of defendant's Guidelines range on the aggregate amount of marijuana that the three men carried. Read opinion.





Ethical Trends Today
Learn about reporting requirements, fee agreements, unbundled legal services and more at this three-hour ethics seminar on Thursday, June 5. Read more.


The Complete Lawyer
Exercise Mind Hygiene On A Daily Basis. Read more.


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