Q: The bank gave me a debit/credit card for my trust account. May I use it?

A: No. Money can only be disbursed from the trust account by pre-numbered check or wire transfer with proper documentation. Read Rule 43(d)(4).

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

Western Legal History
Back-page columnist Roxie Bacon examines our past and what it could mean for politics and one federal circuit. Read more.

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Register online for the 2005 State Bar of Arizona convention, June 15-18, 2005, at the Westin La Paloma Resort.

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Land Use Updated
Lawyers, developers, landowners and government officials will benefit from this full-day discussion of land resources and management in Arizona on Friday, June 24, 2005. Read more.

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Judges Asked for Critique of Attorneys
Pima County Superior Court's criminal bench judges are doing more than ruling on guilt or innocence. They're being asked to judge the attorneys who appear before them. Read more.

High Court Overturns Arthur Andersen's Conviction
The Supreme Court today overturned the conviction of the Arthur Andersen accounting firm for destroying Enron Corp.-related documents before the energy giant's collapse. Read more.

Students Bank on Ariz. Law School Getting Accredited
The for-profit Scottsdale law school, Phoenix International School of Law, fills a void by offering night classes while its students hope the school gains accreditation before graduation. Read more.

Discipline on the Web Chat this Thursday!
Members are invited to participate in an online chat on Thursday, June 2, from 12 p.m.- 2 p.m., to discuss the inclusion of lawyer discipline information on the Bar's Web sites. Read more.

Board Approves Professionalism Report
The Board of Governors has approved recommendations contained in the Professionalism Task Force Report. Read more.

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Arizona Court of Appeals
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Arizona Court of Appeals
May 19, 2005 - CV 04-0452 - State v. Jackson
Pursuant to A.R.S. � 13-4311(G), must a claimant under Arizona's forfeiture statute file an answer to a complaint if the claimant previously filed a timely claim? Read opinion.

May 25, 2005 - 2 CA-SA 2005-0018 - State v. Abdullah
In a prosecution for possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited possessor under A.R.S. � 13-3102(A)(4), who bears the burden, under A.R.S. � 13-3101(A)(6)(b), of proving whether the defendant's right to possess or carry a gun or firearm has or has not been restored? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals
May 26, 2005 - No. 01-71623 - Zhang v. Gonzales
A child of a parent who was forcibly sterilized is not automatically eligible for asylum under 8 U.S.C. section 1101(a)(42)(B). Read opinion.

May 20, 2005 - No. 99-17311 - Campbell v. Rice
Denial of plaintiff's petition for habeas corpus is affirmed where the state court's determination that he did not receive ineffective assistance of counsel, and that he was not prejudiced by his exclusion from an in-chambers meeting, was not contrary to federal law. Read opinion.