Q: May a lawyer and client agree that the lawyer will keep the client's closed file for a specific length of time?

A: Yes. Read Op. 08-02.



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Moving On
Read our Q&A with longtime UA Law Dean Toni Massaro, who is stepping down after 10 years. Read more.






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Bradley Arant Reportedly Scammed Out of More Than $400K
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings fell victim to a sophisticated debt collection scam, to the tune of more than $400,000. But its quick reporting of the crime has led to the arrest of suspects. Read more.

Summer Law Camp Introduces Youngsters to Legal Profession
About 60 high school and undergraduate students attended Summer Law Camp at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University on June 16 and June 17. The students toured the law school, learned how to brief a case, and presented arguments during a mock trial. Read more.

What's Wrong With Legal Ed & How to Fix It
In its current state, legal education is growing increasingly distant from the profession and is more like a scholarly pursuit. 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.

How I Spent My ABA Day in Washington
Brad Vynalek, a State Bar of Arizona representative to the ABA House of Delegates, wrote this article for the ABA Journal. He was joined by SBA President Ed Novak, President-Elect Ray Hanna, CEO/Executive Director John F. Phelps, ABA House of Delegates Member Margarita Silva, Presiding Judge of the Tempe Municipal Court Hon. Louraine Arkfeld, and SBA Administrator of the Government Relations Department Kathleen Lundgren. Read more.

Arizona Attorney July/August Job Ads Available Now Online
Job postings listed in Arizona Attorney are now available online weeks before they are published in the print magazine. Visit the magazine's Web site and click on online classifieds. Read more.

LexisNexis® Offers Coffee Break Webinars
These Webinars are quick, complimentary 20-minute sessions that provide tools to help in the practice of law. A seminar on June 25 will cover understanding contract issues and tools for drafting. A seminar on June 30 will cover cost-effective online research. Read more.



Arizona Court of Appeals
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June 18, 2009 - CV 08-0367 - Castro v. Ballesteros-Suarez
Can a spouse who has been found civilly responsible for the felonious and intentional death of her husband under the slayer statute still collect her community portion of the insurance proceeds? Read opinion.

June 16, 2009 - 2 CA-CV 2008-0146 - County of Cochise vs. Sebastiao Faria and Maria Faria dba Faria Dairy
Whether commercial feedlots and "other like businesses" under A.R.S. � 11-821.01(A) are exempt from regulation as uses for agricultural purposes under A.R.S. 11-830(A)(2). Read opinion.


9th Circuit Court of Appeals

June 22, 2009 - No. 07-36073 - Schroeder v. US
In an action seeking to quiet title in an apartment complex Plaintiff owned and operated, summary judgment for Defendant federal agencies is affirmed where Plaintiff's argument that she was entitled to repay her federal housing loans in full and begin accepting non-low-income tenants was foreclosed by the Emergency Low Income Housing Preservation Act of 1987. Read opinion.

June 8, 2009 - No. 07-17079 - Qwest Corp. v. Ariz. Corp. Comm.
In an action challenging an arbitration order under Section 252 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, summary judgment for Plaintiff is affirmed, where state commissions may not impose access or pricing requirements under Section 271 of the Act in the course of arbitrating interconnection agreements. Read opinion.




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