Q: I work in the Arizona office of a California law firm. May I deposit my Arizona clients' money in the California office's trust account?

A: Yes, with client consent, but the interest on the funds must be paid to the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education. Read OP 09-03.



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Lawyer Lincoln
Our recurring feature "Law's Attic" explores lessons we can learn from lawyer - and President - Abraham Lincoln. Read More.






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Legends of the Judiciary
Join us in a celebration of the lives of seven prominent members of Arizona's judiciary. Learn about the impact their careers have had on not only Arizona's government, but that of the entire nation. Read More.



When Is a Lawyer Worth $5 Million?
On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that litigator Jamie Wareham, just hired by DLA Piper, "will make about $5 million a year, a significant raise from his pay at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, where he has been one of the highest paid partners." Read More.

Senators Skip Over Federal Circuit Nominee
One of President Barack Obama's nominees for an appellate judgeship has been waiting 10 months for a confirmation hearing, an unusual length of time given that the president's party has control of the U.S. Senate. Read More.


Interested in the Board of Governors' Recent Activities?
The latest edition of the Board of Governors meeting highlights are available for your reading pleasure. Read More.

Run for Election to the Board of Governors
Elections will be held this Spring in District 2 (Yavapai County), District 6 (Maricopa County), and District 8 (Pinal County). For the first time, elections will be conducted online. For more information and a nomination package, click here.

Court Issues Order on Attorney Standards for Child Representation
The State Bar of Arizona wants to alert members that the Arizona Supreme Court has adopted Administrative Order No. 2011-16, dealing with Duties and Responsibilities of Appointed Counsel and Guardians Ad Litem. The Order became effective February 1, 2011, and is applicable to all appointed counsel and guardians ad litem on and after the effective date. Read More.

Nominate a Colleague for Annual State Bar Awards
Here's your chance to see that your colleagues, deserving of recognition, receive their just rewards. Nominations for the annual State Bar awards are now being accepted through Feb. 28, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Read More.

Three Attorneys Face Disciplinary Action for Failing to Protect Client Interest
The Arizona Supreme Court has ordered suspensions for two attorneys and disbarment for another. Read More.

Interested in Joining a State Bar Committee?
Applications for the State Bar's committees are now available online. To learn more about the work of each committee, visit the Committees page at myazbar.org. The application deadline is April 8, 2011. More than 25 committees are currently overseeing programs, addressing current issues, and making recommendations about legal services and the administration of justice.

Diversity and Inclusion 2.0
The State Bar Committee on Minority and Women in the Law invite you to their complimentary workshop that will feature Christine French, Founder and President of Global Diversity Consulting, LLC. She will share insights on the state of diversity in the legal field. Read More.

Workshop: Public Understanding of the Courts in the Age of New Media
The day-long conference at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will consist of four panel discussions and a lunch with retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor as keynote speaker. Read More.

Registration Open for Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
The Trial College is open to a select group of 48 attorneys. For more information and an application, click here.

ABA Technology Show Bringing Lawyers & Technology Together
As a member of State Bar of Arizona, we want to make you aware of ABA TECHSHOW and the substantial discount we can provide you on registration. The standard registration for ABA TECHSHOW costs $1,025, but our discount automatically decreases the price to $875. If you register before the February 25 early bird deadline, you will receive an additional discount of $200 - all for a low cost of $675! Simply download this registration form and include this unique Event Promoter Discount Code, EP1122, to receive the rate.


Arizona Court of Appeals
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January 11, 2011 - CR 09-0150 - State v. Martinez
Does Arizona Revised Statutes section 13-116 prohibit consecutive sentences for the separately charged offenses of possessing a dangerous drug for sale and manufacturing a dangerous drug? Read Opinion.

January 12, 2011 - 2 CA-CR 2010 - State v. John Richard Eby
Does this court have jurisdiction over an appeal from a trial de novo in superior court held after an appeal from a conviction in justice court when the appellant raises no issues enumerated in A.R.S. � 22-375(A)? Read Opinion.


9th Circuit Court of Appeals

February 11, 2011 - 09-55233 - Starr v. Baca
In a section 1983 action for damages resulting from a violent attack plaintiff allegedly suffered while he was an inmate in the Los Angeles County Jail, the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's supervisory liability claim for deliberate indifference against defendant-sheriff in his individual capacity under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) for failure to state a claim, is reversed and remanded for further proceedings where plaintiff has adequately stated a claim. Read Opinion.

February 11, 2011 - 09-36044 - University of Washington Med. Ctr. V. Sebelius
In an suit by 18 hospitals from Washington State appealing the decision of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services' exclusion of certain low-income populations from federal entitlement calculations, judgment is affirmed where General Assistance-Unemployable (GAU) and Medically Indigent (MI) patients were not eligible for medical assistance under Washington's Medicaid plan, and they were therefore properly excluded from the calculation of the hospitals' Medicare reimbursements. Read Opinion.

 






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