Q: Can I advertise that I am a specialist?

A: Only if you are certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization or by a national entity recognized by the board. As of January 19, 2007, the board recognized the National Elder Law Foundation, the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the American Board of Certification.

Top Civil Verdicts in Arizona
Here is our annual summary of the largest jury verdicts from the past year, described by amount and by venue. Read more.


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Bacon Wins the Brent Award
Arizona lawyer Roxana C. Bacon has been named by the American Bar Association as one of this year's winners of the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. Roxie Bacon is a former State Bar President, and is a current Arizona Attorney magazine columnist. Read more.

Sudden Transfer Sparked AZ Inmates to Riot
To avoid a riot in Arizona, prison officials gave inmates little notice before shipping them to Indiana in March, angering many who were unable to say goodbye to family and friends. Read more.

Supreme Court Rules in Police, Business Cases
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that police may use deadly force to stop high-speed car chases without fear of being sued for civil rights violations. Read more.

Member Benefit Provider Adds Service
LexisNexis, a State Bar member benefit sponsor, is adding Arizona statewide Superior Court Case dockets to its online CourtLink service. Read more.

Board of Legal Document Preparers Has Opening
The Arizona Supreme Court Board of Legal Document Preparers has a vacancy for an attorney member. Applicants must have been admitted to the practice of law in Arizona for no less than five years and be in good standing. Read more.

Scottsdale Judicial Board Vacancy
One attorney who resides in Scottsdale will be appointed to the City's Judicial Appointments Advisory Board. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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April 26, 2007 – 1 CA-SA 07-0052 – Lincoln v. Holt
Does A.R.S. � 13-4433(H) give the specified parent or legal guardian of the minor crime victim the right to refuse to submit to a pretrial interview on that parent's or legal guardian's own behalf? Read opinion.

April 19, 2007 – 2 CA-SA 2007-0012 – Scott Douglas Nordstrom v. State of Arizona
When a defendant has peremptorily removed a judge from the case pursuant to Rule 10.2, Ariz. R. Crim. P., 16A A.R.S., and that judge is later appointed as presiding judge of the court, may that judge, in his role as presiding judge, thereafter rule on the merits of the defendant's subsequent motion for change of another judge for cause pursuant to Rule 10.1, Ariz. R. Crim. P.? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

April 26, 2007 – No. 05-15605 – In re: Brown
A minute entry that merely grants summary judgment, without more, does not become a final, appealable judgment just because it has been signed by the judge. Read opinion.

April 18, 2007 – No. 06-30127 – United States v. Leonard
Following violation by a defendant of conditions of supervised release, a district court may impose a sentence above the advisory range set forth in the Sentencing Guidelines without giving advance notice of the possibility of a sentence outside the Guidelines range. Read opinion.

Clay Jenkins as. . . Theodore Roosevelt
Roosevelt talks about his varied life and compares the ethical issues lawyers faced a century ago with today's attorneys at this 3-hour ethics seminar on Thursday, May 17. Read more.

The Complete Lawyer
This issue of TCL examines diversity, and its impact on the economics of individuals, firms, corporations or whole communities. Read more.

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