Q: May I wire transfer in and out of my trust account?

A: Yes, you are permitted to wire transfer funds from your trust account provided a record is maintained. Telephone and online transfers are not permitted. See Rule 43(d)(4).

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

A Court Birthday
For most cases, the Court of Appeals is the last stop on their legal journey. Read a brief history, and then some judges' memories of life on the court. Read more.

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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Last Chance Offered In Four Locations!
If you still need a few elusive CLE hours before the June 30 deadline, the Last Chance Video Marathon is bringing top seminars to Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma! Read more.

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Governor Appoints Bales to AZ Supreme Court
Governor Janet Napolitano appointed Scott Bales to the AZ Supreme Court, filling the vacancy left by retiring Chief Justice Charles Jones. Read more.

More Judicial Discipline Going Public
Starting January 2006, all disciplinary actions against Arizona judges, formal and informal, will be public record. Read more.

Attorneys More Prevalent in Addicted Ranks
Recognizing that substance abuse and suicide is higher among attorneys than the general population, the State Bar of Arizona is reaching out to help lawyers. Read more.

AzbarBio: Your Online Professional Practice Builder
Build your practice and find new clients. Today is the first day you can sign up for the State Bar's new service that allows you to advertise your professional expertise on the State Bar Web sites. Read more.

Lawyers Elect Ten Members to State Bar Board
Members of the State Bar of Arizona have elected 10 attorneys to serve as their representatives on the Bar's Board of Governors. Read more.

Superior Court Going Paperless
The Maricopa County Superior Court is phasing in an e-filing system for all court departments over the next two years. Read more.


Arizona Court of Appeals
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June 3, 2005 - 2 CA-CR 2004-0099 - State v. May
Was a police officer/phlebotomist's consensual drawing of a blood sample in the field, at the site of the DUI suspect's arrest, per se unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment? Read opinion.

May 31, 2005 - 2 CA-CV 2004 - 0088 - Ziemak v. Schnakenberg
Whether A.R.S. � 12-133(I) requires that jury fees be included as part of the calculation when determining whether that judgment was twenty-five percent more favorable than the arbitration award. Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals
June 9, 2005 - No. 05-71086 - Barton v. US District Court
The district court's order compelling production of plaintiffs' answers to a questionnaire posted on the internet by their law firm is vacated where the answers are protected communications. Read opinion.

June 8, 2005 - No. 03-56135 - Overstreet v. United Brotherhood of Carpenters
Under the National Labor Relations Act, members of a building trades union cannot be enjoined from holding aloft large banners, announcing a "labor dispute," that are visible to customers of businesses that deal with certain contractors who do not have union contracts. Read opinion.