Q: I'm thinking about changing law firms. What happens to my clients?

A: Clients decide whether to go with you, stay with the firm or go elsewhere. Read Ethics Op. 99-14.

A Client's Guide to Mediation
A quick and easy guide for the participant--and the lawyer--in a mediation. Read more.


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Governor Likes New Hiring Law Over Ballot Initiatives
Gov. Napolitano Prefers a new state law that would punish companies that hire undocumented workers over alternatives. Read more.

In Students' Eyes, Look-Alike Lawyers Don't Make the Grade
Law students at Stanford have started handing out "diversity report cards" to the big law firms, ranking them by how many female, minority and gay lawyers they have. Read more.

Supreme Court to Review Punitive Damages in Exxon Valdez Case
The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether Exxon Mobil Corp. should pay $2.5 billion in punitive damages in connection with the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. Read more.

Get More Business Through the Member-to-Member Referral Guide
Sign up now to advertise in Arizona Attorney's 2008 Member-to-Member Referral Guide. It can help bring you new business through referrals from other attorneys. Read more.

Great Speakers & Connections Series
Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael D. Ryan is the keynote speaker at this free event on Thursday, Nov.8th. Read more.

MAP Celebrates 20th Anniversary
The State Bar's Member Assistance Program is celebrating its 20th anniversary of helping members with substance abuse, emotional and mental health issues. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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October 18, 2007 - CR 05-1136 - State v. Fernandez
Did the trial court abuse its discretion in ordering supplemental closing argument in response to a jury question raised during deliberations even though the jury had not reached an impasse? Read opinion.

October 24, 2007 - 2CA-CR 2006-0049 - State v. McCurdy
Did the trial court err in finding a witness qualified to recite the contents of a business record even though the court had precluded admission of the actual document under Rule 403, Ariz. R. Evid.? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

October 22, 2007 - No. 06-30341 - United States v. Perez-Perez
A sentence for illegal re-entry after being deported is affirmed where the district court reached a reasonable conclusion as to the sentence imposed after properly considering the 18 U.S.C. section 3553(a) factors, and it articulated its reasoning to the degree required for meaningful appellate review. Read opinion.

October 19, 2007 - No. 06-50257 - United States v. Soltero
A sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm is affirmed in part and vacated and remanded in part where: 1) although the district court erred by failing to verify that defendant had read his presentence report (PSR) and had discussed it with his attorney, the error was harmless; and 2) certain conditions of supervised release relating to the use of defendant's legal name, and to gang association, required modification or removal. 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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