Ethics Q&A
Q: Can you wire transfer funds out of your trust account?

A: Not until after December 1, 2003, and then only if a record of the disbursement is retained as required by Rule 43 Ariz.R.S.Ct.
See Rule 43(d)(4.).

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General counsel chat with us about Sarbanes-Oxley, ethics, and what they expect from outside counsel. And you get to listen in.
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Some Federal Filing Rules Change
New rules intended to prevent identity theft will require attorneys to delete certain personal data from both paper and electronic filings in federal criminal cases. Read more...

Justice Court in Center of Eminent Domain Dispute
Maricopa County Superior Court has forced a landlord to lease space to Peoria Justice Court, citing the increasingly controversial "eminent domain." Read more...

State Bar President Wants More Help for Non-profits
The State Bar president says community non-profit organizations will be getting more free legal help. Read more...


Learn About New Ethics Rules in Members-Only Online Chat
Ask questions and get answers from the experts about the new ethical rules, which take effect December 1. Participate from your own computer during this online chat on Friday, November 14th from 12 noon - 1:00 p.m. Read more.

State Bar Publishes Legal Resource Guide
As part of our ongoing effort to improve the image of attorneys and educate the public, the State Bar has published a Tucson edition of its "Legal Resource Guide." Read more.

Attention, Expert Witnesses!
If you or someone you know would like more expert witness engagements in Arizona, then take advantage of the Arizona Attorney Expert Witness Guide. Deadline to advertise is Dec. 9, 2003. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
Division One Division Two

October 28, 2003 - CV 02-0648/0741 - Avila/Kurti v. Biedes
Is it constitutional for the State to limit indigent health care for aliens to persons who have been lawful residents for at least five years? Read opinion...

October 31, 2003 - 2 CA-CV 2002-0183 - City of Tucson v. Clear Channel Outdoor
Did the newly-enacted two-year statute of limitations in A.R.S. � 9-462.02(C) bar the City from pursuing billboard violations it had discovered more than two years before filing its complaint? Read opinion...

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

October 30, 2003 - No. 01-71566- Glendale Assocs. v. National Relations Board
The National Labor Relations Board's cease and desist order is affirmed where petitioners violated section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA by prohibiting union representatives from naming a mall tenant in the handbills they distributed on petitioner's property.
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October 30, 2003 - No. 02-35398 - Arboireau v. Adidas-Salomon AG
In a case alleging breach of contract and intentional misrepresentation arising out of a failed employment relationship, summary judgment to defendants is reversed where a rational jury might find that each element of this intentional misrepresentation theory had been proved. Read opinion...