Q: May a retiring lawyer transfer to another lawyer or law firm responsibility for the retiring lawyer's closed client files?

A: Yes, but the lawyer or law firm to whom the responsibilities are transferred must consider ethical obligations such as avoiding conflicts of interest and maintaining client confidentiality. Read Op. 08-02.



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Capital Case Crisis
The first piece in our two-part article on an Arizona story that's made national news. Read more.






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Advocate Starr Watches as Justices Breyer and Scalia Spar
Supreme Court advocates often talk about feeling like spectators at a tennis match when they argue, watching as justices score points against each other while the lawyer who is supposed to be making the argument stands idly by. Read more.

40% of Law School Applicants Riding Out Recession
Despite layoffs, deferrals, depressing U.S. job stats and anecdotal complaints about a lousy legal employment economy, students consider law school a good option for waiting out the financial crisis. Read more.

Maritime Attorneys Deal With High Seas Piracy
Norwalk, Conn., maritime attorney Matthew Marion is no stranger to piracy on the high seas. Read more.



State Bar of Arizona 2009 Convention
Attend the State Bar of Arizona 2009 Convention from June 24 to June 26 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix. Read more.

Lawyers in Transition
The State Bar of Arizona Convention will offer a unique program entitled "Lawyers in Transition". Read more.

Resources to Deal with the Economic Crisis
The American Bar Association has a Web page to help lawyers with economic recovery resources. Read more.

Modest Means Project
The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education and the State Bar of Arizona announce the Modest Means Project. Read more.

Trust Account Hotline Moves to LOMAP
In an effort to better serve members, the State Bar's Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) will now administer the Trust Account Hotline. Read more.

Arizona Attorney June Job Ads Available Now
Job postings listed in Arizona Attorney are now available four weeks before they are published in the print magazine. Read more.

Arizona College of Trial Advocacy Now Accepting Applications
Attend the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy workshop July 28-Aug. 1 in Phoenix. Read more.

The 19th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud
The 19th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud will provide a rewarding educational experience for health care attorneys, regulators, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys and qui tam relators' counsel. The event, May 13-15 in Phoenix, is co-sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona. Read more.

Life After Exoneration
Join the Arizona Justice Project and Arizona exoneree Ray Krone for a special "Life After Exoneration" reception on May 21, featuring Ray Krone. Read more.



Arizona Court of Appeals
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April 21, 2009 - CV 08 -0099 - Ritchie v. Krasner
Even absent a formal doctor-patient relationship, does a doctor conducting an Independent Medical Examination owe a duty of reasonable care to the patient? Read opinion.

April 22, 2009 - 2 CA-CV 2008-0145 - Jones, Nichols, and Hebert v. Weston
Section 12 1551, A.R.S., provides that a judgment expires five years from its date of entry unless it is renewed by affidavit or an action on the judgment.
1. Is the running of the five year period tolled during bankruptcy proceedings?
2. Do garnishment proceedings constitute an action on the judgment that renews the judgment?
3. Does the five year period restart with the entry of an amended judgment?
4. How is the five year period calculated when a judgment is vacated and subsequently reinstated? Read opinion.


9th Circuit Court of Appeals

April 24, 2009 - No. 07-55896 - McCown v. Fontana In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action alleging a false arrest, the award of attorney's fees to Plaintiff following a settlement is reversed, where the District Court failed to explain the lodestar figure it reached, Plaintiff met with limited success, and the result reached did not confer a meaningful public benefit. Read opinion.

April 24, 2009 - No. 07-56765 - Wilson v. Kayo Oil Co.
In an ADA action alleging Defendant-Store's failure to reasonably accommodate Plaintiff, the dismissal of the complaint is reversed, where allegations that a plaintiff has visited a public accommodation on a prior occasion and is currently deterred from visiting that accommodation by accessibility barriers establish that plaintiff has standing. Read opinion.



CLE programs April 29 to May 8
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The Complete Lawyer
Four Trends Will Change The Face Of The Paralegal Profession Paralegals will benefit from changes to the field. Read more.




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