Ethics Q&A
Q: Can a lawyer use "privileged" documents from an opposing party that the client misappropriated?

A: No and the lawyer must advise the client to cease such conduct. For analysis, see Ariz. Op. 01-02.

Assessing the Death Penalty

Read what Arizona lawyers have to say about the ultimate punishment.

Limit Your Practice Areas and Limit Your Stress

Why does it make sense to limit the areas of practice you or your firm offers?

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AZ Supreme Court Limits Corporate Trial Secrecy
The Arizona Supreme Court has adopted a rule that can allow people to get access to what was once confidential information in pending lawsuits.Read more...

SEC Issues Attorney Disclosure Rules
The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed stringent new rules that require securities lawyers to disclose evidence of wrongdoing at companies they counsel.
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High Court Reverses 9th Circuit Three Times in One Day
U.S. Supreme Court justices voted unanimously to reverse the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in three separate cases, reminding the appellate court about the limits of its power.Read more...


Reception Honors Justice Feldman on December 10th
You are invited to join the celebration as the Bench and Bar honor Arizona Supreme Court Justice Stanley G. Feldman for his legacy of leadership. The reception will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2002. Read more and RSVP...

All for You: Bar Offers Many Services
Whether it is access to insurance, ethics advice or law office management assistance, the State Bar offers a variety of products and services dedicated to helping you better serve your clients and improving the legal profession. And it's
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Just a Few Days Left to Apply For Volunteer Positions
The State Bar Appointments Committee is currently accepting applications -- through Friday, November 15, 2002 to fill vacancies for several entities. Read more...


Arizona Court of Appeals
Division One Division Two

November 7, 2002 - CR 01-0392 - State v. Patterson
What are the standards for re-opening evidence when a jury is deliberating but not at an impasse? Read opinion...

November 5, 2002 - CV 01-0139 - Facilitec v. Hibbs
Does the Director of the Arizona Department of Administration have statutory authority to delegate to his Deputy Director matters involving the exercise of judgment and discretion? Read opinion...

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

November 8, 2002 - No. 01-35219 -Quinalt Indian Nation v. Grays Harbor County
A taxation scheme having classic excise tax attributes cannot be deemed a clear and unambiguous taxation of land, thus it cannot fall within the limited scope of permissible taxation of an Indian tribe allowed under the Indian General Allotment Act of 1887.
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November 4, 2002 - No. 01-35729 - League of Wilderness Defenders v. Forgren
Aerial insecticide spraying conducted by the U.S. Forest Service was point source pollution requiring a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit, and an Environmental Impact Statement inadequately analyzed the issue of pesticide drift.
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