Q: The opposing party has been represented by a lawyer who now is suspended. May I continue to negotiate with suspended lawyer?

A: No. Doing so would be assisting the unauthorized practice of law.
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Playing with Fire
Working with foreclosure consultants can get a lawyer burned. Read more.

Corporate Counsel Are Reducing Ranks of Secondary Outside Firms, Survey Reports
Corporations are using fewer law firms because short-staffed corporate legal departments have little time to manage outside firms, not just because consolidating work is cheaper, according to a new law firm consulting survey. Read more.

A Dean's Warning for Optimistic Law Students: Big Pay Goes to Small Number
Incoming University of Miami law dean thinks some law students need a dose of reality. Read more.



File MCLE Affidavits Before Sept. 15 Deadline
The deadline to file 2008-09 MCLE affidavits is September 15, 2009. Members may submit affidavits online or download a PDF format. The September edition of the Arizona Attorney magazine will include a blank affidavit form. Read more.

State Bar Donates $6,000 to Help Disabled Vets and Foster Children
The State Bar of Arizona recently donated $6,000 to help disabled veterans avoid homelessness and to provide foster children with life-enriching activities like ballet lessons. Read more.

Order Membership Directories Now
The State Bar's Membership Directory 2009-2010 is available for purchase. Members can pre-order extra copies now for support staff. Read more.

Association of Legal Administrators to Hold Annual Education Conference on Aug. 19
The Association of Legal Administrators will hold its 2009 Annual Education Conference and Business Expo on Aug. 19 in Phoenix to help administrators and lawyers understand social media networks, written discovery, updates on labor law and profitability challenges that firms face. The conference also includes an exhibitor hall. 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. LexisNexis provides several webinars a month. A July 29 seminar will cover streamlining patent analysis and drafting. Read more.



Arizona Court of Appeals
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July 16, 2009 - CV 08-0231 - State v. Copperstate/Crow
Did the trial court abuse its discretion in finding that Crow, as the indemnitor, did not have standing to contest the bond forfeiture? Read opinion.

July 16, 2009 - 2 CA-CR 2008-0024 - State of Arizona v. Daniel Diaz
1. Whether probable cause supported the arrest of a passenger when the vehicle in which he was riding, its location, and the manner in which drugs were concealed corresponded to specific information police officers had received from an informant and indicated the passenger and driver were working in concert to transport the drugs.
2. Whether the trial court was compelled to sentence the defendant-a repeat offender convicted of a subsequent methamphetamine-related offense-under A.R.S. � 13-712, the methamphetamine-specific sentencing statute, rather than under A.R.S. � 13-604(D), the general sentence-enhancement statute applicable to repeat offenders. Read opinion.


9th Circuit Court of Appeals

July 20, 2009 - No. 07-73664 - California Trout v. FERC
In a petition for review of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's denial of petitioner's motion to intervene in a license renewal proceeding, the petition is denied where 16 U.S.C. section 825g(a) allows the agency to differentiate among untimely interveners and permits the Commission to summarily reject a prospective intervener who cannot demonstrate "good cause" for its untimely motion. Read opinion.

July 20, 2009 - No. 08-35374 - Valentine v. Comm'r., Soc. Sec. Admin.
In an action challenging the Social Security Commissioner's denial of disability benefits, judgment for defendant is affirmed, where 1) the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) did not ignore or contradict plaintiff's neuropsychological assessment; and 2) the ALJ provided clear and convincing reasons to reject plaintiff's subjective complaint testimony. Read opinion.




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