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The Historic Trial
By Jury

Which misdemeanor offenses carry the right to a trial by jury? Finding the answer to that question may require significant historic sleuthing, according to the Arizona Supreme Court. And this author says that's a problem. Read more.


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Former Prisoners Assisted by Work-Prep Groups
A Tucson nonprofit helps former prisoners re-establish their lives by offering financial assistance for career training. Read more.

The Real World According to Summer Associates
Summer associates come off as a tough crew, according to a new survey of almost 6,800 interns by The American Lawyer. Read more.

Dignitaries Welcome School of Criminology
ASU launched its School of Criminology and Criminal Justice with a ceremony at ASU's West campus on Nov. 20. Read more.

Judging the Judges
Governing Magazine examines how some Arizona courts have gone further than most in using performance measures. Read more.

Court Approves Late-Fee Increase for Annual Dues
The Arizona Supreme Court has approved changes to the late-fee amounts that are charged Bar members who submit their annual dues late. Read more.

Get More Business Through the Member-to-Member Referral Guide
Sign up now to advertise in Arizona Attorney's 2007 Member-to-Member Referral Guide. It can help bring you new business through referrals from other attorneys. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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November 14, 2006 – CV 04-0343 – Kay S. v. Mark S.
Is an attorney who serves irregularly but not infrequently as a part-time pro tem judge in a division of family court authorized to appear before that division representing a client because his service is "sporadic" pursuant to Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. 81, Application D(3)? Read opinion.

November 21, 2006 – 2 CA-CR 2005-0256 – State v. Steven James King
Does the admission of records of a defendant's prior convictions without testimony and motor vehicle division records of the defendant's driver's license suspension violate the defendant's rights under the Sixth Amendment's Confrontation Clause? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

November 22, 2006 – No. 04-15788 – Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Veneman
Dismissal of an action challenging a decision of the USDA not to adopt a draft policy that would have provided guidance to zoos, research facilities, and other regulated entities in how to ensure the psychological well-being of non-human primates in order to comply with the federal Animal Welfare Act, is reversed where: 1) a plaintiff had Article III standing based on the aesthetic injury she described; and 2) the USDA's withdrawal of the draft policy constituted final agency action reviewable pursuant under the Administrative Procedure Act. Read opinion.

November 21, 2006 – No. 06-10273 – United States v. Lazarenko
An appeal brought by third-party claimants, an off-shore bank's liquidators, of orders involving the government's efforts to seize approximately $2.5 million in assets from a former Ukrainian prime minister who was convicted of money laundering, is dismissed for lack of appellate jurisdiction where the liquidators lacked standing and the controversy was not yet ripe for review since they could protect their interest in funds and bonds in ancillary proceedings. Read opinion.

Personal Injury and the Spanish-Speaking Client
Attend live at the State Bar or by Internet on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Read more.

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