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Volume 13, No. 4 | February 18, 2014

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A: Any lawyer who advertises his or her services through any written, recorded, or electronic communication must include "contact information" for at least one lawyer or law firm responsible for the ad. Contact information may include an address or other means to contact the firm or lawyer, such as a phone number or email address. ER 7.2(c) use to require an "office address," but the rule was changed to require "contact information" effective Jan. 1.

 

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Volunteer Lawyers Aid in Arizona StandDown's Success: On Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15, the State Bar of Arizona and 23 of its members participated in the 2014 Arizona Veterans StandDown. The State Bar and volunteer attorneys joined several service providers at the three-day event that offered a variety of health and human services to nearly 1,700 homeless and at-risk veterans in our state. Volunteer attorneys from across the valley fielded legal questions via one-on-one consultations with veterans seeking legal advice. more�

In the news

Verdict in Florida Again Raises Self-defense Issue: A verdict in the city of Jacksonville is again raising the issue of self-defense and race in Florida, just seven months after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting of a black teenager, Trayvon Martin. Michael Dunn, a white 47-year-old software developer, could face 60 years in prison following his conviction Saturday on multiple counts of attempted murder for shooting into a carful of teenagers outside a Jacksonville convenience store in 2012. more�

Former Pediatrician Convicted of Waterboarding: A pediatrician known for his research on paranormal science and near-death experiences with children was convicted Thursday of waterboarding the daughter of his longtime companion by holding her head under a faucet. The jury deliberated for about six hours before returning its verdict against Melvin Morse, 60. more�

Judgment Day Approaches for Oscar Pistorius: At the beginning of last year, Oscar Pistorius was a globally admired athlete, the first double-amputee to run at the world championships and the Olympics. That sparkling image dissolved on Feb. 14, 2013 � a year ago on Friday � when Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend and was charged with murder and other firearm-related charges. more�

from the bar

Run For Election to the Board of Governors: Active members in Districts 1 (Mohave, Navajo, Coconino and Apache Counties), 2 (Yavapai County), and 6 (Maricopa County) are encouraged to run for eleven open seats on the State Bar of Arizona's Board of Governors. Nomination packages are due by Friday, February 28, 2014. more�

Did You Miss the February 3 Deadline to File Your State Bar Annual Statement and Dues? You can still file, but late filing fees are now in effect. Your 2014 statement is available for you to complete, review and submit online at www.azbar.org/fees. A paper statement will not be mailed to you. Payment can be made by credit card or E-check through the Bar's secure website. When you submit your statement and submit dues online, your receipt will include a temporary Bar Card for use until the permanent one is mailed to you. 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 March 26, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. more�

Arizona Supreme Court Partnered with the AZFLSE, State Bar, and Arizona Historical Society to Launch Arizona Legal Legacies Project: On Statehood Day, the Arizona Supreme Court announced the Arizona Legal Legacies Project, an online directory of Arizona's legal giants, at the website www.LegalLegacy.org. The website showcases written narratives and oral accounts, and gives other 'behind the scenes' insights into the brilliant minds that helped shape Arizona�s legal history. Billed as a place to "meet the legends behind the law," this website is designed to inform educators, legal professionals, and the public at large about the people and personalities that helped develop the law in Arizona. The Arizona Supreme Court partnered with the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, the State Bar of Arizona, and the Arizona Historical Society to launch the project on February 14, Arizona Statehood Day.

Justice Ruth McGregor, Former Arizona Supreme Court Justice, to Address Guests at Judicial Diversity Project Phoenix Kick Off Luncheon: Arizona Advocacy Network and Justice at Stake, a national organization advancing fair and impartial courts, have partnered to strengthen Arizona's judicial merit selection system and to protect Arizona courts from partisan and special interest attacks. The Judicial Diversity Project in Arizona aims to create diversity on the bench so that the courts reflect Arizona's communities, and to ensure access to fair and impartial justice. For more information on the Phoenix or Tucson events, please contact Josselyn Berry at josselyn@azadvocacy.org