Q: Some people want to hire me to form a business entity for them. Do I have to represent all of them?

A: You may represent all of them or just the yet-to-be formed entity. Read Ethics Op. 02-06.

Part-Time Practice
Flexible and part-time law practices are more common than ever. Read here to see why.


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Arizona Appeals Court Upholds Hospital Charges
Patients who get medical care at hospitals have to pay the full charges, regardless of whether they are reasonable or not. Read more.

Intellectual Property, First-Year Lawyers Top List For Legal Demand
A new survey by Robert Half Legal identifies the top legal jobs for 2008. Read more.

Younger Female Lawyers Play by Their Own Rules
Even 20 years ago, few women managed to combine family and success at a big firm. But today's middle-aged lawyers pushed to make it happen. Read more.

University of Arizona Hosts Rehnquist Center Conference
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is the featured speaker at the "Federalism and Climate Change," conference on February 11. Read more.

Conflict Case Committee Seeks Volunteers
The State Bar is currently accepting applications from active and judicial members in good standing for the Conflict Case Committee. Applications are due Feb. 22. Read more.

Save the Dates!
State Bar President Dan McAuliffe hosts a diversity Web chat on diversity on Feb. 21, while the 2008 State Bar convention takes place June 18-20 in Tucson. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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January 15, 2008 – CV 06-0806 – Davis/Chino v. Agua Sierra
Under Arizona law, may a grantor of real property reserve for itself the right to exploit "percolating" groundwater associated with the property for commercial use? Read opinion.

December 19, 2007 – 2 CA-CR 2006-0226 – State v. Higinio Aguilar
Whether the state's request to use an undisclosed scientific report and to have an undisclosed witness testify during Aguilar's first trial created manifest necessity requiring a mistrial, so that double jeopardy did not bar his retrial. Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

January 14, 2008 - No. 06-30643 - US v. Calvert
When someone is convicted of retaliating against a federal witness in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 1513(b), the eight-level increase found in U.S.S.G. section 2J1.2(b)(1) for an offense "causing or threatening to cause physical injury to a person...in order to obstruct the administration of justice" may be imposed even if no judicial proceeding was pending at the relevant time. Read opinion.

January 14, 2008 - No. 05-74688, 05-75213 - Cerezo v. Mukasey
A violation of California Vehicle Code section 20001(a), which criminalizes leaving the scene of an accident resulting in bodily injury or death, is not categorically a crime involving moral turpitude for purposes of 8 U.S.C. section 1227(a)(2)(A)(ii). Read opinion.

Science of Persuasion Learn the "Science of Persuasion" from national speaker Todd Winegar, who has received raves from packed State Bar audiences, at this all-day seminar on February 8th. Read more.

The Complete Lawyer
No Jerks Allowed!
Yes, There Are Ways To Reform Workplace Jerks. Read more.

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