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Volume 10, No. 23 | November 8, 2011

eye on ethics

 

 

Q: May I advertise that I am currently a judge pro tem?


A: This is a judicial ethics question. Ariz. Judicial Ethics Advisory Op. 03-06 concluded that under the former Arizona Code of Judicial Conduct it was not appropriate for attorneys who currently served as judges pro tem to include that information on legal stationery and in advertisements soliciting business. Click here.

 

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Operation Streamline
A federal effort to handle a large volume of immigration cases seems to work. But does it cut important corners?

 

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member news

 

Volunteers Continue to Make a Difference in Bar Diversity Programs: Volunteer attorneys and students from the Phoenix School of Law and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU came together through the Bar's Diversity Pipeline Project to introduce seventh and eighth grade students at Cloves C. Campbell Elementary School to careers in law. more»

 

 

In the news

 

Herman Cain Harassment Flap Puts Pressure on General Counsel: David Machlowitz spent enough time as a general counsel to suspect that many fellow GCs would rather be "negotiating with the Taliban right now" than sitting in the hot seat occupied by Peter Kilgore, the general counsel of the National Restaurant Association who is dealing with the fallout from the Herman Cain sexual harassment allegations. more»


Judge Blocks Graphic Images on Cigarette Packs: A judge on Monday blocked a U.S. government requirement that would have begun forcing tobacco companies next year to put graphic images including dead and diseased smokers on their cigarette packages. more»

 

from the bar

 

Comments Sought for Uniform Bar Exam Rule Petition by November 15:  The Attorney Admissions Office of the Arizona Supreme Court has filed a rule petition to amend the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).  The UBE would not change the test administered in Arizona but would allow individuals who test in other UBE jurisdictions to transfer their score to Arizona and bypass its exam, provided they meet admission requirements.  The Court has issued an order setting the first comment period for the UBE Rule Petition until November 15, 2011.  To view the rule petition, click here.

State Seeks Applicants for Independent Redistricting Commission: Applications are currently being accepted by the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments for a vacancy on the Independent Redistricting Commission, which is mapping Arizona's congressional and legislative districts. more»

Free Training Offered on Military Legal Assistance Issues: The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel (LAMP) is offering a free special training opportunity for attorneys on Military Legal Assistance Issues.  The program is scheduled for Thursday, November 17 at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.  Click here for more information. more»

US Department of Justice Seeks Applicants: Interested in working for the United States Department of Justice? Current attorney vacancies are available. more»

Celebrate Your Successes: The State Bar of Arizona would like to promote the good work that our members do in communities around our state. Let us feature you on the "Attorney Good News" section of azbar.org as well as the "Member News" section of eLegal. To have your good news considered for publication, send it to Alberto Rodriguez