Q: May a lawyer purge closed client files and store only portions the lawyer deems relevant?

A: No. Read Op. 08-02.



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Changing Demands Have In-House Counsel Gaining Over Outside Firms, GCs Say
Chief legal officers are responding to corporate demands to cut legal costs by boosting in-house capabilities, often at the expense of their outside counsel, said a panel of chief legal officers at Foley & Lardner's Chicago offices. Read more.

Majority Say Law Practice Is Undergoing a Sweeping Evolution, Survey Says
While not all lawyers agree the deep impressions of the economic downturn will last, the majority is preparing for a new paradigm with significant changes to practice-whether it be BigLaw or solo practice-and legal education, says a new study released at ABA Techshow. Read more.

Brewer appoints Staring, Bryson to Superior Court
Gov. Jan Brewer has appointed Christopher Staring and Kyle Bryson to fill two vacant seats on the Pima County Superior Court bench. Read more.



Register Now for Law Day Program: Law, Justice and the Holocaust
Join your colleagues on April 30 for this special web-based seminar, with group programs scheduled throughout the state. Read more.

Apply to Serve on State Bar Committees
The State Bar of Arizona invites members to apply to serve on its 29 standing committees by May 7. Read more.

2010 Law Day Editorial Cartoon Contest
Who are the pirates of today? Students in grades 9-12 can use their wit and imagination to depict a pirate of the 21st Century for this year's Law Day contest! Read more.

Apply Now for Commission on Juvenile Corrections Reform
Juvenile law attorneys are needed for this important governor's commission. Appointments should be made in the next 3-4 weeks. Read more.

D-Backs Ticket Dugout
Arizona Diamondbacks tickets are available at special discounts on selected games for members of the State Bar of Arizona. For more information, please click here.


Arizona Court of Appeals
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March 23, 2010 CV 09-0132 Aqua Management v. Abdeen
1. Should attorney's fees be part of the arbitration award?
2. Should pretrial interest be included as part of the arbitration award?
3. Should post-arbitration interest be considered as part of the arbitration award? Read opinion.

March 23, 2010 2 CA-CV 2009-0116 - Brystal McCloud v. Thomas Max Kimbro
Whether an employee on out-of-town travel status is within the course and scope of his employment and subjects his employer to vicarious liability while traveling to and from a restaurant for a regular meal. Read opinion.


9th Circuit Court of Appeals

March 26, 2010 No. 05-74823 Chawla v. Holder
In a petition for review of the BIA's decision affirming a denial of petitioner's asylum application, the petition is granted where none of the reasons articulated by the Immigration Judge or BIA, considered either separately or in combination, provided a legitimate basis to question petitioner's credibility. Read opinion.

March 25, 2010 No. 08-16206 Bamonte v. Mesa
In an action by police officers contending that a city violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by failing to compensate the officers for the donning and doffing of their uniforms and accompanying gear, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where, because the officers had the option of donning and doffing their uniforms and gear at home, the district court correctly determined that these activities were not compensable pursuant to the FLSA and the Portal-to-Portal Act. Read opinion.

 


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