Q: How do I set up a trust account?

A: Contact the State Bar�s Law Office Management Program, 602-340-7332, for forms to take to your bank and other helpful trust account materials. Read Rules 42, 43, 44, ER 1.15.

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

Getting Paid Ethically
When can you use a lien to make sure clients pay you for fees and expenses? Find out the answer, as well as the applicable ethical rules. Read more.

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A full day of examples and discussion of demonstrative evidence will provide tips, techniques and 5 hours of MCLE at this seminar on October 28, 2005. Read more.

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AZ Supreme Court Creates Statewide Family Law Rules
The Arizona Supreme Court will formally adopt a set of statewide, uniform and comprehensive rules for family law cases on Wednesday. Read more.

Supreme Court Rules Against AZ Death Row Inmate
In reviewing an Arizona case, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that death row inmates do not automatically have a right to a jury trial to determine whether they are mentally retarded and therefore ineligible for execution. Read more.

Faced With Data Explosion, Law Firms Tap Temp Attorneys
To avoid being buried in piles of discovery documents, more law firms are relying on temporary attorneys. Read more.

Court Orders Mandatory Insurance Disclosure
An Arizona Supreme Court Order will require attorneys to disclose whether they have professional liability insurance. Read more.

Order Membership Directories For Your Staff
Make sure your staff members have a copy of the new 2005-06 State Bar Membership Directory. Order now.

Katrina Pro Bono Reaches
3-month Equivalent

Arizona Attorneys have now donated the equivalent of three months worth of pro bono hours to help the Hurricane Katrina evacuees who are in our state. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
Division One Division Two

October 18, 2005 � CV 04-0061 � AZ Minority v. AZ Indep. Redistricting
Did the trial court apply the correct standard of review and correctly interpret the Arizona Constitution in deciding that the legislative redistricting plan crafted by the Independent Redistricting Commission violated the constitution? Read opinion.

October 6, 2005 � 2 CA-CV 2005-0049 � Acuna v. Hampton and Kroack
Did the trial court err in admitting evidence of the defendants� post-accident conduct to prove a claim of negligent entrustment? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

October 13, 2005 � No. 04-35312 � US v. Bergeson

The district court properly exercised its discretion to quash a prosecutor's subpoena of a criminal defense lawyer to testify against her client before a grand jury. Read opinion.

October 6, 2005 � No. 05-55995 � Bush v. Cheaptickets Inc. For purposes of the effective date of the Class Action Fairness Act, a class-action suit is "commenced" when the suit is filed rather than when it is removed. Read opinion.