Q: If an out-of-state lawyer refers a PI case to me, may I share any resulting fee with the out-of-state lawyer?

A: Only if you and the out-of-state lawyer follow ER 1.5(e), which sets out the requirements for fee sharing. Read Op. 10-04.

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Foreclosure Primer
10 issues to understand in regard to foreclosures and short sales. Read More.


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Comment Sought on Finalists for New Presiding Disciplinary Judge Position
The Arizona Supreme Court is seeking public input on three finalists for the newly created position of Presiding Disciplinary Judge. The position was created through changes to the attorney discipline system in Arizona that were approved by the Arizona Supreme Court in June. Read more.

Paul Allen Sues 11 Companies, Including Google and Apple, for Patent Infringement
Billionaire Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft Corp., filed suit Friday in federal court against 11 Internet search and e-commerce companies, including Apple Inc., Google Inc. and Facebook Inc., alleging that they're using technology developed at his now-shuttered Palo Alto, Calif., laboratory, Interval Research Corp. Read more.

Bankruptcy Action Can Be 'Commenced' Despite Failure to Meet Law's Requirements, 2nd Circuit Says
A bankruptcy action can be considered "commenced" even when a debtor has failed to meet a requirement imposed by Congress that he first receive credit counseling, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. Read more.

Los Abogados Named HNBA Affiliate Organization of the Year for the Second Year in a Row
Los Abogados, the Hispanic Bar Association of Arizona, has been selected as the Hispanic National Bar Association's 2010 Affiliate Organization of the Year. The award marks the second year in a row that Los Abogados has received this notable recognition. Los Abogados was recognized for its extensive educational and advocacy efforts concerning SB 1070 both nationally and internationally as well as its coordination of numerous attorneys to represent the more than 90 people arrested during protests in the Phoenix area against the enactment of the law. Read more.

File MCLE Affidavits Before Sept. 15 Deadline
The deadline to file 2009-10 MCLE affidavits is September 15, 2010. Members may submit affidavits online or download a Word document. The September edition of Arizona Attorney will include a blank affidavit form. Click Here.

2010 Economics of Law Practice in Arizona Report Now Available for Purchase
The report helps with the difficult task of managing operation of a law firm including keeping current on salaries for associates and support staff, hourly billing rates and overhead expenses. Read More.

Coming Soon: Annual Worker's Compensation CLE Program in Flagstaff, AZ
The annual Worker's Compensation CLE Program will be held from Sept. 15-17 at the Little American Hotel in Flagstaff, AZ. Make sure to register today, for the program that may qualify you for 15 hours of MCLE or Worker's Compensation Specialization credit. Read More.

Volunteers Needed for Maricopa County Courthouse Experience
Courthouse Experience is a unique school field trip program sponsored by the Superior Court in Maricopa County and has been successful for over 19 years because of area attorneys like you who volunteer time and knowledge to give students a firsthand look at our judicial system. Read More.

State Bar Celebrates 50 Years of To Kill A Mockingbird
The State Bar of Arizona would like to invite you to a special screening of To Kill A Mockingbird on October 14th. All proceeds will benefit the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education. Read More.

Building Your Connections 2010 - November 4, 2010
A repeat performance of last year's popular networking event. The Arizona Society of CPAs and the Risk Management Association of Arizona join us in sponsoring this event. Read More.

AzAt's Social Media
Arizona Attorney invites you to join them online. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog page.

It's Never Too Early to Plan for Convention
Mark your calendar for June 15-17, 2011 for the State Bar of Arizona's Annual Convention. Get away to the beautiful Westin La Paloma in Tucson. Bring your family!

ASU's HLAP is in Need of Attorney Volunteers
ASU's Homeless Legal Assistance Project ("HLAP") is a volunteer project operated by students at ASU's College of Law. HLAP conducts monthly shelter visits to assist individuals with a broad spectrum of legal issues and is seeking volunteers that will consult with the law students to help solve the individual's legal issue. Read More.

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August 5, 2010 - CV 09-0106 - Preston v. Kindred Hospitals West
Does Rule 17(a) require a plaintiff to demonstrate an "understandable mistake" or difficulty in identifying the proper party plaintiff before being allowed to join or substitute the real party in interest? Read Opinion.

July 29, 2010 - 2 CA-CR 2009-0281 - State of Arizona v. Michael Quincy Hummons
When a police officer detained a defendant and subsequently obtained evidence incident to an arrest based on her discovery of an outstanding warrant, was any illegality with respect to the detention sufficiently attenuated to support the trial court's denial of the defendant's motion to suppress such evidence? Read Opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

August 30, 2010 - 09-15025 - California State Foster Parents' Ass'n v. Wagner
In an action against officials of the State of California under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claiming a violation of plaintiffs' federal right to payments under the Child Welfare Act (CWA), and seeking declaratory and injunctive relief, judgment for plaintiffs is affirmed where the CWA, at 42 U.S.C. sections 672(a) and 675(4)(A), created an enforceable federal right. Read Opinion.

August 30, 2010 - 06-50456 - US v. Kloehn
Defendant's conviction and sentence for four counts of causing tax evasion are reversed where the district court abused its discretion and prejudiced defendant's ability to present his defense when it refused to continue the trial for two days to allow him to see his dying son. Read Opinion.


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