Q: Can my client hire me only to represent him at a deposition?

A: Yes, but be careful of whether representing him at a deposition constitutes an appearance in the case. Read Ethics Op. 06-03.

Saving Our History
The State Archivist and others talk about one way lawyers can help preserve important case files from our past. Read more.


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Subcontractors, Payment Case Decided
Subcontractors who aren't paid for their work may have no way to collect from the people who have benefited from it, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled. Read more.

Goddard: Hiring Law State Turf
Lawsuit claims sanctions statute unconstitutional. Read more.

Finding Treasures for Cases on Facebook
Lawyers in civil and criminal cases are increasingly finding that social networking sites can contain treasure chests of information for their cases. Read more.

Attorneys, Law Firm Honored for Pro Bono Service
The United Phoenix Firefighters Association and the Phoenix Fire Department Seven honored seven attorneys and a Phoenix law firm for their services to the State Bar's "Wills for Heroes" program. Read more.

Apply for the AZFLSE Board
Volunteers are needed for the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education Board. Applicants must be active and in good standing. Read more.

Economics of Law Practice Survey 2007!
Economics of Law Practice Survey 2007! Newly Updated! The 2007 Economics of Law Practice report is now available to order. The new edition includes salary, income and billing rates, and tracks trends from the 2001 and 2004 reports. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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October 9, 2007 – CV 06-0572 – Nolan v. Starlight Does the Arizonans with Disabilities Act apply to homeowners' association common areas? Read opinion.

October 10, 1007 – 2 CA-CR 1995-0014 – State v. Mikal Omar Rasul
Whether, due to his conduct prior to trial, the defendant forfeited his Sixth Amendment right to the assistance of counsel. Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

October 12, 2007 – No. 06-10377, 06-10380 – U.S. v. Richard
A conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm is vacated and remanded where the district court abused its discretion by permitting the jury to rehear only a portion of a key witness's testimony without taking necessary precautions to ensure the jury did not unduly emphasize the testimony. Read opinion.

October 4, 2007 – No. 05-70785 – Friends of Pinto Creek v. U.S. Envtl. Prot. Agency
Petition for review of the EPA's issuance of a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to a copper mining company, allowing mining-related discharges of copper into an Arizona waterbody already in excess of water quality standards for copper, is granted as the issuance of the NPDES permit was based on errors of law under the Clean Water Act, 40 C.F.R. section 122.4(i), and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Read opinion.

Ins and Outs of Foreclosure
Foreclosures keep increasing – learn how to be ready for your clients and to take new clients at this all-day seminar on Friday, Nov. 9. Read more.

The Complete Lawyer
This issue looks at what law schools can do to better prepare graduates for their professional lives. Read more.

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