Q: What must a lawyer seek from client(s) in order to avoid
engaging in an impermissible concurrent conflict of interest?
Informed consent, confirmed in writing. Read
ER 1.0(b) and (e), and ER 1.7(b).
Need ethics advice? Call the State Bar's Ethics
Hotline at 602-340-7284.
|Taking the Fifth
A judge explains what that term means and how it
interacts with other rights. Read
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Speaking to Win Hones Presentation Skills
Justice Rebecca White Berch, David Barton, and Lonnie Williams show you
how to improve oral advocacy and presentation skills in this three-hour
seminar on October 7, 2004. Seminar info.
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Appeals Court Limits Bankruptcy Tactic
It was an ugly divorce that dragged on for years, but it led to
an Appeals Court decision that said an ex-spouse can't declare bankruptcy
to escape an unfavorable divorce settlement. Read more.
ABA Panel to Change Rules on Gifts for Judges
For the first time in 15 years, a panel is working to overhaul rules
on gifts for judges. Read more.
Feds, State OK Deal on Juvenile Reforms
Arizona has reached an agreement to reform its Department of Juvenile
Corrections. This comes after a federal investigation revealed abuse,
poor suicide prevention and other problems in three of the agency's
facilities. Read more.
Legal Economic Report Now!
The State Bar's new report, Economics of Law Practice in Arizona 2004,
details attorney net income, hourly billing rates, and salaries for
associates, paralegals and more. Read more.
Law-Related Positions Provide Chance to Volunteer
Interested in being a part of the process to select Arizona's judicial
members or serving the Native American community? These and other
professional activities are open to State Bar members. Read more.
Find Expert Witnesses, Professional Services Online
The State Bar has redesigned its online yellow pages, so you can
more easily find expert witnesses and other professionals who serve
Arizona law firms. Read more.
September 14, 2004 - CV 03-0422 0 McHatton v. Ribeiro
Can an owner of two payable on death accounts, who failed to comply
with these statutory requirements, could revoke the payable on death
designation by executing a declaration of trust, declaring herself
trustee of the accounts and assigning the accounts to her trust? Read opinion.
September 14, 2004 - 2 CA-CR 2002-0202 - State v. Chavez
Does driving under the influence of intoxicants constitute a breach
of the peace for purposes of a citizen's arrest pursuant to A.R.S.
� 13-3884(1)? Read opinion.
September 1, 2004 - No. 03-15423 - Cholla Ready Mix v. Mendez
The Establishment Clause does not bar the government from protecting
an historically and culturally important site simply because the site's
importance derives at least in part from its sacredness to certain
groups. Read opinion.
August 25, 2004 - No. 03-15629 - In Re: Gerald North
The court upheld an Arizona federal district court rule that limits
federal bar membership to lawyers who are active members of the
State Bar of Arizona. Read opinion.