Q: If I sell my current law practice, can I stay in private law practice?

A. Yes, if you practice in an area different from that which you sold and you don't practice in the same "geographic area(s)." Read Ethics Opinion 06-01.

Arizona Civil Verdicts: 2005
One trend of law practice is the civil jury verdict. Attorney Kelly Wilkins MacHenry reviews those verdicts–and defense verdicts, too–from 2005, county by county. Read more.


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Supreme Court Considers Fungibility of Lawyers
The U.S. Supreme Court considers whether and to what extent a paying defendant has an enforceable Sixth Amendment right to the lawyer of his or her choice. Read more.

Solo's Challenge: Converting Contacts Into Clients
For solo practitioners, client development is one of the most vital elements for success. Since attorneys can spend as much time marketing themselves as they do racking up billable hours, they should make sure that time really counts. Read more.

Am Law 100 Firms Feel Growing Pains
For some growing a law firm may be easy. Growing profitably is what's hard. The American Lawyer's newest Am Law 100 findings show revenue per lawyer isn't keeping pace with head count increases. Read more.

E-filing Increases Public Access to Court Rules
Submitting changes or comments to Arizona's court rules, which apply in all state courts, has just gotten easier thanks to electronic filing of rule petitions and comments. Read more.

Receive More Referrals from Lawyers
If you would like to receive more referrals from other attorneys, consider advertising in the State Bar of Arizona 2006-07 Membership Directory. The directory is mailed to more than 13,000 active attorneys and judges in Arizona every fall. Read more.

Take Your CLE-to-Go
Attorneys can now download audio versions of CLE seminars to their portable device players, making it easier to learn at your convenience. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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April 20, 2006 – CV 05-0123- Henry v. Flagstaff
Did the plaintiff in a medical malpractice action present sufficient evidence that the physician who treated her was an apparent agent of the defendant hospital to survive the hospital's motion for summary judgment? Read opinion.

April 28, 2006 – 2 CA-IC 2005-0005 – Parra v. Pedus, Transcontinental Insurance
Is an Industrial Commission award of temporary total disability benefits under A.R.S. � 23-1045 subject to the apportionment provisions of A.R.S. � 23-1044? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

May 1, 2006 – No. 04-35574 - Pinard v. Clatskanie School District 6J
The standard for determining whether the First Amendment protects student speech, Tinker v. Des Moines Indep. C'mty Sch. Dist., 393 U.S. 503, 514 (1969), does not include the public concern requirement applicable in the government employment context. Read opinion.

April 26, 2006 – No. 04-15243 – Durham v. Lockheed Martin
For purposes of the timeliness of a removal motion, a federal officer defendant's thirty days to remove commence when the plaintiff discloses sufficient facts for federal officer removal, even if the officer was previously aware of a different basis for removal. Read opinion.

An Introductory Course in Business Appraisal This unique all-day seminar is structured around a demonstration direct examination and cross-examination of a business valuation expert, and takes place Friday, May 5. Read more.

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