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Q: Can a former government lawyer represent a private client involved with a state agency for which the former government lawyer previously worked?

A: Yes, as long as the lawyer was not "personally and substantially" involved on the same matter when in government employment. Ariz. Op. 02-05.

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After 20 years of issuing opinions from the Arizona Supreme Court, Justice Stanley Feldman has returned to private practice.
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Criminal Justice Agencies Beg County to Avoid Cuts
The leaders of Maricopa County's three largest criminal justice agencies banded together in a pre-emptive strike against potential budget cuts.

Governor Appoints Andrew Hurwitz to Arizona Supreme Court
Attorney Andrew Hurwitz will soon be sworn-in as the newest justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. Read more...

SEC Modifies Rules but Lawyers Still in Crosshairs
Corporate lawyers breathed a collective sigh of relief when the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a relatively narrow slate of new rules governing attorneys who advise public companies. But their relief may prove short-lived. Read more...

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Martindale-Hubbell Offers Discounts to Arizona Lawyers

Generate new business and improve your firm's marketing with your own Web pages - at a discount. Martindale-Hubbell is now offering reduced rates on Lawyer HomePages as well as a free basic listing in Martindale-Hubbell's Legal Network. Your State Bar Membership pays off again. Read more.

State Bar's "Law School for Legislators" is Well Attended
With a major budget crisis hanging over their heads, 45 state senators and representatives received a crash course in the law thanks to the State Bar.
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Get Involved: Run for the State Bar's Board of Governors
A mailing will soon go out from the State Bar soliciting nominations for candidates for the State Bar Board of Governors. The deadline to submit nominating petitions is Monday, Feb. 24, 2003. Attorneys will elect one member from District 2 (Yavapai County); eight or nine members from District 6 (Maricopa County); and one member from District 8 (Pinal County). For more information, call (602) 340-7201.


Arizona Court of Appeals
Division One Division Two

January 30, 2003 - CR 01-0447 - State v. Mitchell
May a suspect who has already been handcuffed commit the crime of resisting arrest?
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January 28, 2003 - 2 CA-CR 2001-0403 - State v. Abraham David Sepahi
Did the trial court err in classifying defendant's aggravated assault offenses as dangerous crimes committed against a child and, accordingly, imposing consecutive sentences pursuant to A.R.S. � 13-604.01(K)? Read opinion...

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

January 29, 2003 - No. 01-17535/17554 - Shapiro v. Paradise Valley Unified Sch. Dist.
By failing to include a teacher and parents in an individualized education program meeting, a school district denied a deaf student a free appropriate public education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, thus parents are entitled to reimbursement for private school costs. Read opinion...

January 28, 2003 - No. 01-57095 - Brother Records, Inc. v. Jardine
In a Lanham Act trademark infringement action, defendant used a mark in a secondary, trademark sense to denote a music band, thus the classic fair use defense does not apply, and a nominative fair use argument fails where defendant used the mark to suggest sponsorship or endorsement by the trademark holder.
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