Ethics Q&A
Q: If a former judicial law clerk joins a firm as an attorney and brings a conflict with her, may the firm "screen" that person to avoid imputation of the conflict?

A: Yes, so long as all parties to the proceeding give informed consent confirmed in writing, and the screen is timely and effective. See ER 1.12, and ER 1.0(b)(e)(k).

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

Law in Verse
Read two evocative works by distinguished poet Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow. Read the article.

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Litigators can meet two Arizona Supreme Court Justices and obtain an overview of how the Supreme Court review works in this 3-hour seminar on April 28, 2005. Seminar info.

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'I'm Sorry' Bill Heads to Governor
Attorneys have mixed feelings about a bill on its way to Governor Janet Napolitano. It allows doctors to say "I'm sorry" for harming patients without the apology being used in medical malpractice suits. Read more.

9th Circuit: Man Can Disparage Company on Web
A man can disparage a hair-restoration company on a Web site using the company's name without violating copyright law, the 9th Circuit Court ruled. Read more.

Law Schools Play the Ranking Game
Law schools pay serious attention to the annual rankings in U.S. News & World Report. As a result, some schools are directing resources to boost their scores, a move that critics say compromises legal education. Read more.

Board Continues to Consider Discipline Info. on the Web
The State Bar Board will vote in June whether to expand the amount of lawyer discipline information on its Web sites. Read more.

Event Honors Chief Justice Charles E. Jones
The J. Reuben Clark Law Society, ASU Law School, and Jennings, Strouss and Salmon are hosting a tribute to Chief Justice Charles E. Jones on May 7, 2005. Read more.

April 22nd Volunteer Deadline Looms
Would you like to assist in selecting Glendale City judges? Serve Arizona citizens as a trustee of the Client Protection Fund? See the "Appointment Committee News" for all your professional volunteer opportunities.


Arizona Court of Appeals
Division One Division Two

April 5, 2005 - TX 03-0017 - Qwest v. ADOR
Does the Arizona use tax apply to the out-of-state purchase of telephone directories where the Arizona taxpayer provided the information and paper for the directories and the out-of-state printer merely provided a service in printing and binding the directories? Read opinion.

April 4, 2005 - 2 CA-CR 2003-0075 - State v. Aleman
Did the trial court err in denying defendant's motion to suppress blood test results when police, without a warrant and pursuant to A.R.S. � 28-1388(E), seized blood samples previously drawn by hospital personnel for medical purposes? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals
April 11, 2005 - No. 03-15306 - Canatella v. Bendel
Denial of plaintiff's motion to intervene in a constitutional challenge to California's state bar statutes and disciplinary proceedings is affirmed where the district court properly determined that it was required to abstain from exercising jurisdiction under Younger v. Harris, 401 U.S. 37 (1971). Read opinion.

April 15, 2005 - No. 03-35697 - Minidoka Irrigation v. Dept. of Interior
Plaintiff's breach of contract claim, alleging that it was entitled to profits derived from the operation of a power plant, is barred by the six-year statute of limitations in 28 U.S.C. section 2401(a). Read opinion.