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.



Save time and money by expediting the creation and processing of subpoenas.



A Leader Passes
Colleagues of former Bar President Dan McAuliffe recall the legal leader. Read more.






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SCOTUS Spikes NFL's Antitrust Case
When we first read the U.S. Supreme Court opinion issued today in American Needle v. National Football League, we thought we were reading a very, very decisive opinion that would affect not just the NFL but also the other sports leagues that had supported the NFL in the case. While there's no question the court's 9-0 opinion--authored by retiring Justice John Paul Stevens--hurts the NFL, the decision's broader impact remains to be seen, according to experts we spoke with today. Read more.

Supreme Court backs black applicants in firefighter discrimination suit
Chicago could be liable for as much as $100 million in damages in the case in which minority candidates passed a fire department exam but were not hired. Read more.

The New Squeeze: Firms Push Back on Recruiter Fees
Associate hiring hasn't exactly made a roaring comeback, but sources across the industry say there has been a small uptick in the market for associates lately, which means recruiters and firms once again are getting together to place nonpartners. Read more.



Glendale Convention Is Closer Than You Think
Earn a full year of CLE while networking with colleagues at the special events! Stay at the hotel for a chance to win a free registration and hotel stay for the 2011 Convention in Tucson. Read more.

Arizona In-House Attorneys Invited to Convention Reception
The State Bar of Arizona's In-House Counsel Committee invites all Arizona in-house lawyers to attend a reception at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa on Thursday, June 10, 2010, starting at 5:00 p.m. Read more.

Lawyers in Transition Pavilion Back by Popular Demand
Free to all Bar members. Convention registration is not necessary. A great line-up of speakers and materials on a wide range of topics for transitioning, un- and under-employed lawyers. Read more.

Public Hearing on Child Support Guidelines Scheduled for June 4
The hearing takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Arizona State Courts Building, located at 1501 W. Washington, in conference room 101. Read more.

Arizona Attorney Seeks Your Ideas
Have you ever said, "There ought to be a law" (or a policy, or a regulation)? An upcoming issue of Arizona Attorney Magazine will give you the chance to share your thought�in the "Ideas Issue." Read more.

Bar Leadership Institute Seeking Applicants for Class of 2011
The fourth class of the BLI is open for applications. This is a life-altering experience and career builder! Deadline is June 18. Read more.

Directory Ads Close May 27
More than 14,000 Directories will be mailed out this fall to every licensed active attorney and judge in Arizona. An additional 2,500 will be sold over the counter. If you are seeking more referrals, an advertising program in the 2010-2011 Directory should be part of your plan. Read more.

Prevent a Trust Account Overdraft
Download the State Bar's manual on Client Trust Accounting for Arizona Attorneys is free. Read more.

Great Speakers Opportunity on May 26
This Great Speakers program includes an overview of applicable State and Federal laws, including major cases and litigation trends. Read more.

Summer Law Camp Applications Due by June 11
The State Bar of Arizona is seeking students to participate in a Summer Law Camp on June 25 and June 26. Read more.

City of Mesa Judicial Advisory Board
Do you reside in Mesa? Apply to serve on the City's Board that assists in the selection of judicial candidates. Read more.

Prime Office Space Available in State Bar Building
The State Bar of Arizona has 16,200 sq. ft. of prime first floor space available for lease in its Phoenix location. Read more.


Arizona Court of Appeals
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May 13, 2010 - CV 09-0468 - Taser International v. Ward
1. Was Taser entitled to summary judgment against Ward under the theories that he competed against Taser before he resigned; that he improperly used Taser's materials and confidential information; that he usurped Taser's corporate opportunity; or that he failed to tell Taser he planned to compete with it? Read opinion.

April 20, 2010 - 2 CA-SA 2010-0008 - Pima County v. Dos Picos Land Limited Partnership; Shepard, et ux.
In an inverse condemnation action, did A.R.S. � 12-1127(B) require the county to satisfy the judgment in favor of plaintiffs, notwithstanding Rule 62(g), Ariz. R. Civ. P., while the county's appeal from the judgment was pending? Read opinion.


9th Circuit Court of Appeals

May 20, 2010 - No. 08-16073 - Rodriguez v. Maricopa County Community College District
In a Title VII action claiming that defendant public university administrators failed to take immediate or appropriate steps to prevent a professor from sending allegedly racially harassing emails, the denial of qualified immunity to defendant is reversed where plaintiffs' objection to the professor's speech was based entirely on his point of view, and it was axiomatic that the government could not silence speech because the ideas it promoted were thought to be offensive. Read opinion.

May 12, 2010 - No. 09-35085 - Hernandez v. Tanninen
In a Title VII racial discrimination action, plaintiff's petition for a writ of mandamus challenging a decision finding that any attorney-client or work product privilege between plaintiff and his prior attorney was waived and ordering the production of all thirty-five documents referenced in a privilege log is granted where: 1) plaintiff only waived privilege with respect to his communications with prior counsel about defendant, as well as counsel's communications and work product relating to counsel's interaction with defendant, and thus the district court clearly erred in finding a blanket waiver of the attorney-client and work product privileges as to the entire case; and 2) the district court's order finding a blanket waiver was "particularly injurious" to plaintiff's interests. Read opinion.

 


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