Q: How do I know if I need to have a trust account?
A: If you are presently or will be in possession of client or third party funds then you should set up a trust account. Read Rules 42, E.R. 1.15, 43 and 44 Ariz.R.S.Ct.

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

Memories of a Chief Justice
William H. Rehnquist, the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, passed away on September 3, 2005. Here are memories of some who knew him as a colleague, mentor and friend. Read more.

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Changing Complexion of Juries
Juries are changing and attorneys need to change along with them. Learn how to help jurors grasp the major tenets of your case, and close successfully in this 3-hour seminar on November 18. Read more.

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AZ Judge Seeks End to Impasse Over Immigrant-Student Education
A federal judge raised the possibility of jailing elected officials or freezing lawmakers' salaries if the state fails to comply with a court order to improve immigrant-student education. Read more.

Measure Would Punish Attorneys' Frivolous Lawsuits
Lawyers could lose their licenses for a year for repeatedly filing frivolous lawsuits under a bill headed for passage in the U.S. House. Read more.

Picks for Supreme Court Often Confound Presidents
As President Bush nominates another Supreme Court Justice, shows that picking a justice can be risky business. Read more.

Bar Offers Office Services for Attorneys
Attorneys visiting the State Bar office in Phoenix can take advantage of the new LexisNexis Business Center. Read more.

Three Judicial Nominating Commissions Seek Volunteers
Interested in participating in the process to select judges? There are three vacancies on nominating committees. The deadline to apply is November 18th. Read more.

Free Guide Helps Small Firms With Marketing
A free online Marketing Toolkit is available to help small law firms build a comprehensive marketing plan and offers practical tips on business growth and evaluation. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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October 27, 2005 � CV 04-0652 � Haines v. Fountain Foothills
Do Arizona statutes prohibit a homeowners� association from distributing excess assessments to its members? Read opinion.

October 18, 2005 � 2 CA-JV 2005-0001 � In Re: Gina Manny
Did the legislature intend to permit juvenile courts to apply the general contempt sanctions in A.R.S. � 12-863 for the willful violation of a court order issued pursuant to A.R.S. � 8-234 when the latter statute contains a specific sanction provision of its own? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals
October 24, 2005 � No. 03-15303 � Beck v. Pace Int�l Union
Merger into a multiemployer plan is a permissible means of terminating a pension plan under ERISA. Read opinion.

October 24, 2005 � No. 03-10585 � US v. Heredia
Defendant's conviction for knowingly possessing contraband is reversed where the district court improperly instructed the jury that the "knowingly" element is satisfied if she was deliberately ignorant of the truth. Read opinion.