Q: Is it ethical for an attorney to agree in advance to provide limited scope representation to a client?

A: An attorney representing a client may enter into an agreement limiting the scope of services to a specific and discrete task. Read Ethics Opinion 05-06.

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

Teaching Tolerance
Morris Dees, the co-Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, sat down with us after speaking at the State Bar convention. Hear what he had to say about civil rights, hate groups and the religious right. Read more.

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Join top experts at this six-hour seminar on September 30th that will cover fraudulent conveyances, use of LLCs, LPs, onshore trusts and more. Read more.

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O�Connor Tells ASU Students About Court�s �Scary� Decision
Speaking less guardedly than justices normally do in their public appearances, Sandra Day O�Connor talked to ASU Law Students about the Supreme Court�s recent eminent domain decision. Read more.

McGregor and Arkfeld Win Judicial Excellence Awards
Arizona Chief Justice Ruth McGregor and Louraine Arkfeld, Presiding Judge of the Tempe Municipal Court, are both recipients of national awards of excellence.
AJS Honors McGregor
Arkfeld Receives Rehnquist Award

9th Circuit Criticizes Federal �Struck Jury� System
"Racial engineering" of juries in the struck jury system could violate federal equal protection laws, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals suggested in an opinion. Read more.

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The new 2005-2006 State Bar Membership Directory is in the mail right now. Make sure your staff has this valuable resource. Order extra copies now.

Arizona Lawyers Assist Hurricane Evacuees
Teamwork and selflessness highlight the State Bar program designed to help hurricane evacuees sheltered in Arizona. Lawyers donated hundreds of hours of volunteer service. Read more.

Foundation Board has Two Board Openings
The Arizona Foundation For Legal Services & Education is seeking two members for its Board of Directors. The deadline to apply is September 30. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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September 6, 2005 � CV 04-0652 � Haines v. Goldfield Property Owner Assoc. Do Arizona statutes prohibit a homeowners' association from distributing excess assessments to its members? Read opinion.

September 12, 2005 � 2 CA-CV 2004-0053 � Romero v. Southwest Ambulance
Did instructing the jury pursuant to A.R.S. � 12-711 that it could find for the defendant if it found the plaintiff had been intoxicated and at least fifty percent responsible for the event that caused plaintiff�s injuries abrogate the plaintiff�s right of action in violation of the Arizona Constitution? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals
September 15, 2005 � No. 03-16855 � Hogya v. United Parcel Service
In an employment discrimination dispute, although plaintiffs-employees' monocular vision is a disability within the meaning of California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), judgment in favor of defendant-employer is affirmed where it has satisfied FEHA's safety-of-others defense. Read opinion.

September 13, 2005 � No. 03-56818 � In re: Cooper Commons
A lender to a bankrupt condominium development may specify that post-petition loans it makes are to be used only for certain purposes. Read opinion.