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Volume 10, No. 11 | May 24, 2011

eye on ethics

Q: A lawyer who is now suspended has been representing the opposing party. May I continue to negotiate with suspended lawyer?

A: No. Doing so would be assisting the unauthorized practice of law. Read ER 5.5 .

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Talent on Display
This month, we feature the amazing work of the lawyers who prevailed in our annual Creative Arts Competition.

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State Bar Announces 2011 Board of Governors Election Results: Ten attorneys have been elected by members of the State Bar of Arizona to serve three-year terms on its Board of Governors. Eight were elected in Maricopa County, with one each in Yavapai and Pinal Counties. more»

 

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Attorneys From Across the State Volunteer in Law Day 2011: Bringing iCivics to Life: The state-wide event engaged students from more than 35 schools in an in-class debate that was facilitated by more than 75 volunteers from the legal profession, including members of the Bar. more»

 

In the news

 

Washington - Former Prosecutor Appeals Dismissal of Suit Against DOJ: Former federal prosecutor Richard Convertino wants an appeals court in Washington to revive his suit that alleges the U.S. Justice Department unlawfully leaked information about an ethics investigation stemming from his work on a terror case in Detroit. more»

 

U.S. Sen. Boxer Has More Questions for ABA About Law School Transparency: U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is apparently unconvinced that the American Bar Association is pushing hard enough for transparency about potential law students' job prospects. more»

 

from the bar

 

 

Check Out the New Member Side of AZBar.org: On Monday, the new member side of AZBar.org went live. Instead of going to MyAZBar.org, just go to AZBar.org and click on the For Lawyers tab. Everything you’ve used for years is still there, just updated with a brighter look. Check it out and feel free to contact us with your comments.

 

Update: Lawyers and the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act: The rapidly evolving issue of medical marijuana has prompted State Bar President Alan Bayham to ask the State Bar's Ethics Committee to provide the members with additional guidance. more»

 

State Bar Urges Federal Action to Fill Judicial Vacancies: The State Bar of Arizona has passed a resolution urging the Washington to fill vacant federal judge positions. more»

 

You Need to Know: CLE Deadline Is June 30: Quick reminder that the CLE educational year runs from July 1 to June 30. June 30 is the deadline to complete your continuing legal education for the current cycle. more»

 

Comment on the proposed changes to the Fee Arbitration Rules and Forms: The Fee Arbitration Committee welcomes review and comments on the proposed changes to the Rules of Arbitration of Fee Disputes, the Petition for Arbitration form and the Agreement to Arbitration form.  To review the redline version of the Rules and forms, plus an explanation of the proposed changes click here. Please send any comments to peggy.alford@staff.azbar.org