Q: If my client files a Bar complaint against me but doesn't fire me, do I have to terminate representation?

A: The client's bar complaint could create a concurrent conflict of interest for you. Read ER 1.7.



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Top Verdicts
Read our annual story on the largest jury verdicts of 2008, described by amount and venue. Read more.






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Keeping the Book Closed on Salaries Makes Lateral Hiring Easier
Law firms have certainly upped the ante when it comes to standards for lateral hiring, and that has accentuated the differences between two types of firms when it comes to getting partner buy-in for picking up new recruits. Read more.

Distinguish Yourself by Promoting Brand You
To thrive during these times, firms need to do more than brand by firm -- they need to brand by lawyer. Read more.

New Approaches, New Firms on Corporate Clients' Shopping Lists
In this volatile economy, merely dropping rates is not the best way for large law firms to get more business from their biggest corporate clients, according to Michael B. Rynowecer, the president of The BTI Consulting Group, a Boston legal consultancy. Read more.



Lawyers in Transition
New programs include FREE admission to the Lawyers in Transition Pavilion at Convention and a Web site packed with videos on professional development, stress management and resources offered by the State Bar and other legal organizations. Read more.

Arizona College of Trial Advocacy Extends Application Deadline to June 19
The College is an intensive, five-day workshop that provides practical hands-on training for trial lawyers. Read more.

ABA Recession Recovery Teleconferences Cancelled
The Phoenix and Southern Regional Offices have cancelled the hosting of the June 16 and June 23 programs due to insufficient registration.

Saint Thomas More Society Breakfast
Members and friends are invited to hear a canon law expert speak at the society's annual breakfast on June 25. Read more.

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Convention Reception
Alumni and friends of the College of Law are invited to join Dean Paul Schiff Berman for refreshments and conversation, to catch up with old classmates and to make new connections. Mark your calendar for June 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Read more.

Arizona Supreme Court Reminder of July 1 Deadline for All Attorneys Practicing in State Courts
Given court budget cuts and to better serve attorneys and the public, the Arizona Supreme Court has made a strategic decision to digitize court records. This effort will be a multi-year process. Read more.

Special Business Law Issue on Nonprofit and Exempt Organizations
The State Bar's Business Law Section has published a special issue that focuses on the newly heightened legal responsibilities for nonprofits and exempt organizations. Read more.



Arizona Court of Appeals
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June 4, 2009 - CV 08-0387 - King v. Titsworth
When a pro per party subsequently retains counsel and seeks attorneys' fees from the opposing party, must the party comply with Arizona Rule of Civil Procedure 54(g)(1) and specifically request attorneys' fees in a pleading in order to receive them? Read opinion.

May 29, 2009 - 2 CA-CR 2008-0051 - State of Arizona vs. Angel Eleuterio Diaz
Should this court modify the portion of the trial transcript that was material to the issue the defendant had raised on appeal and that was at the heart of this court's decision to grant relief, when the court reporter did not file a corrected transcript after this court issued its opinion, the state did not investigate the accuracy of the transcript until after the opinion was issued, and the state did not seek to correct the record pursuant to Rule 31.8(h), Ariz. R. Crim. P., until after supplemental oral argument on the state's motion? Should this court reconsider its opinion in light of the corrected transcript given the state's untimely request to correct the record? Read opinion.


9th Circuit Court of Appeals

June 3, 2009 - No. 05-72445 - Cinapian v. Holder
Petitioners' petition for review of the denial of their application for withholding of removal is granted, where the government failed to make the author of an adverse forensic evaluation of Petitioners' documents available for cross-examination or to disclose the existence of the report to Petitioners until the day of their hearing. Read opinion.

June 2, 2009 - No. 05-99012 - Scott v. Schriro
In a capital habeas matter, the denial of Petitioner's petition is reversed, where the District Court erred by failing to conduct an evidentiary hearing on Petitioner's ineffective assistance claim, because Petitioner properly exhausted his state remedies on that issue. Read opinion.





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