Ethics Q&A
Q: May lawyers ethically represent clients whose interests are adverse to the lawyer's former clients?

A: Yes, under some circumstances. See ER 1.9.

Need ethics advice? Call the State Bar's Ethics Hotline at 602-340-7284.

The Seven Deadly Judges
Judges come in every shape, size and temperament, but the ones to beware of are the Seven Deadly Judges. See if any of them remind you of your own experiences. Read the article.

Get Salaries and Billing Rates in Bar's Economic Report
Hiring for new associates or support staff? Order the State Bar's Economic Report for current law firm personnel salaries, hourly billing rates and operating expenses.

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Revised Arizona Civil Jury Instructions
The State Bar and LexisNexis are please to present the new Fourth Edition of the Revised Arizona Jury Instructions (Civil) and accompanying CD, the first comprehensive revision to the civil jury instructions since 1997. More info.

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Judge Refuses to Have Schiavo's Feeding Tube Reinserted
This morning a federal judge refused to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. Read more.

Justices Weigh Key Copyright Case
The most important copyright challenge in decades will unfold in the U.S. Supreme Court next week with potentially enormous damages and the future of Internet innovation at stake. Read more.

Tax Court Must Make Proceedings Public
The Supreme Court lifted the veil of secrecy that has shrouded important parts of Tax Court proceedings for the past 22 years. Read more.

Trial College Program Returns
The State Bar's Trial Practice Section is sponsoring the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, July 26-30, 2005 in Phoenix. Read more.

Glendale Judicial Selection Advisory Board Seeks Member
State Bar members who reside in Glendale are encouraged to apply for this professional volunteer activity. Read more.

State Bar Moves Offices This Week
At 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, the Bar's e-mail and phones will be temporarily shut down. All of our systems should be operational again at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 28 at our new facility. We look forward to working with you at our new location. Read more.


Arizona Court of Appeals
Division One Division Two

March 10, 2004 - CV 04-0438 - Espinoza v. Schulenburg
Does the fireman's rule bar recovery under the rescue doctrine for an off-duty firefighter/EMT who voluntarily renders assistance at an accident scene and is injured? Read opinion.

February 24, 2005 - TX 03-0015 - SFPP v. ADOR
For property tax valuation purposes, does "original cost" in A.R.S. � 42-14204 mean the original cost of placing the pipeline assets in service or the acquisition cost to the current owner? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

March 15, 2005 - No. 03-16173 - Mondero v. Salt River Project
In a gender discrimination suit, summary judgment in favor of defendant is affirmed where plaintiff failed to demonstrate that defendant-employer's decision to discontinue its on-the job-training program was motivated by gender discrimination. Read opinion.

March 11, 2005 - No. 03-70775 - Kasnecovic v. Gonzales
Plaintiff's petition for review is denied where substantial evidence supports the immigration judge's adverse credibility determination. Read opinion.