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Q: Is it ethically permissible to tape record a conversation with opposing counsel?

A: No. Read Ariz. Op. 95-03.

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Pam Treadwell-Rubin has worked in public and private practice and performed remarkable public service. And now, all that experience benefits members of the State Bar, whose presidency she assumed in June.
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General Counsel Making More Money Than Ever
A recent compensation survey shows attorneys employed as general counsel are making more than ever in salary and bonuses. Read more...

Justice Court Bulks Up On Security
While security at Tucson City Hall does not seem strong, it ranges from light to tight at three area courthouses and offices frequented by Pima County supervisors. Read more...

Scottsdale JP to Assist in Court Reform
Scottsdale Justice of the Peace Gerald J. Porter resigned from his post Monday to play a larger role in reorganizing Maricopa County's lower court system. Read more...


Bar Searches for Executive Director
The State Bar has launched a nationwide search for an Executive Director who will oversee the daily operations of the State Bar and the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education. Read more.

Law Meets the Classroom
Sign up to work with students of all grade levels. Special training is available for lawyers to be part of programs like Mock Trial, Project Citizen, Foundations of Democracy and more at the first annual Arizona Law Related Education Conference, September 10, 2003. Read more.

New Brochure Offers Public Legal Guidance
Help your clients and prospective clients obtain basic legal information with the State Bar's newly published brochure, "I Need Legal Help - What Should I Do." The brochure is available for purchase. Please call (602) 340-7293. Read the brochure.

Arizona Court of Appeals
Division One Division Two

July 24, 2003 - CV 00-0549 - American Pepper v. Federal
Must an insurer defending a breach of contract claim asserted for the insurer's refusal to pay a claim prove the policy defense of concealment or misrepresentation by clear and convincing evidence or by a preponderance of evidence? Read opinion...

July 11, 2003 - 2 CA-CR 2002-0187-PR - State v. Ernesto Luis Cazares
May a pleading defendant seeking post-conviction relief pursuant to Rule 32, Ariz. R. Crim. P., 17 A.R.S., raise a claim challenging the trial court's compliance with the relevant sentencing statutes when the sentence imposed is within the statutory range?
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9th Circuit Court of Appeals

July 23, 2003 - No. 01-56061 - US v. Marshall
In assessing the monetary equivalent of forfeited real property, the proper standard is the value of the property when the government sold it. Read opinion...

July 23, 2003 - No. 01-10693 - US v. Juvenile Male
The district court transferred a juvenile to adult prosecution without jurisdiction, where it failed to receive the juvenile's official records prior to transfer. Read opinion...