Q: Can a firm use a domain name for its web site that is different from the firm name?
A: Yes, as long as the domain name is factually accurate and does not imply that the firm is affiliated with a non-profit organization. See Ariz. Op. 01-05 for more information.

Unless an administrative rule or statute requires such contact, a lawyer should not send copies of documents to a represented opposing party without opposing counsel’s consent, even if copies are sent contemporaneously to opposing counsel.
(Opinion No. 2002-02)

Lending a Hand:
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Taking the plunge into pro bono may make your practice more well-rounded. Five lawyers talk about their challenges and successes in reaching out when help was needed.

How to maintain quality lawyer-client relationships.

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Letters from lawyers spur ethical worries
Lawyers in Arizona and nationwide jumped into the direct-mail business more than a decade ago, scouring newspapers, public documents and police reports for prospective clients.

Americans Find Lawyers Necessary, But Overpaid and Dishonest
Almost two-thirds of Americans think lawyers are overpaid, about half think attorneys do more harm than good, and four in ten think lawyers are dishonest, according to a nationwide survey commissioned by Columbia Law School.

Gov. Hull names Ryan as Arizona Supreme Court justice; Vacancy available on Arizona Court of Appeals
Governor Jane Dee Hull named Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Michael D. Ryan as a justice of the Arizona Supreme Court on May 22. Read more...

State Bar's Puts MDP Debate to Rest. For more than a year the State Bar of Arizona's Board of Governors has been studying the issue of multidisciplinary practice. Read more...

Should Arizona jurors in civil trials be allowed to discuss evidence amongst themselves during the trial? This study weighs the pros and cons.

The deadline for the 2001-2002 MCLE educational year is fast approaching.

Arizona Court of Appeals – Division One

May 13, 2002 - CV 01-0275 - Bed Mart v. Kelley
Is a covenant not to compete enforceable when its geographic scope and limitation to stores specializing in that type of merchandise is necessary to preserve the store's specialty area? Read more...

May 7, 2002 - CV 01-0226 - Scottsdale Healthcare v. AHCCCS
Is an illegal alien's rehabilitation care covered by AHCCCS?

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

May 14, 2002 - No. 00-16860 - Orsay v. U.S. Dept. of Justice
Claims by U.S. Marshals for supervisor misconduct under the Privacy Act (and a number of claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)), are barred by the Civil Service Reform Act and its mandatory remedial scheme; FTCA's "intentional tort exception" bars the remaining claims..

May 14, 2002 - No. 00-16210 - Pollard v. Galaza
A statement obtained in violation of Miranda was properly used at trial for impeachment purposes where a police detective did not make misrepresentations or engage in coercion sufficient to make the statement involuntary. Read more...