Q. Can clients pay me by credit card?

A: Yes, but remember that unearned fees and costs must be deposited into your trust account. That may complicate your decision to take credit cards.

First Grad
The newest Arizona law school just graduated its first lawyer. Read all about it, and then submit your own story ideas to arizona.attorney@azbar.org for the new column "Change of Venue."


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Immigration Measures Move Ahead at Capitol
Arizona's conflicted views on immigration surfaced Monday at the state Capitol, as two differing bills both won approval in their first outing. Read more.

Database Will Help Fight Crimes Across Nation
A Mesa police supervisor's idea has sparked a partnership that police and retailers believe will help fight retail and property crimes across the country. Read more.

Are TV Shows to Blame for Distrust of Lawyers?
A recent ABA panel discussed how the boring reality of a courtroom is less desirable than the antics on "Boston Legal," but legal-oriented shows also reflect a very negative view of the legal profession. Read more.

Diversity Web Chat This Thursday!
State Bar President Dan McAuliffe will host a Diversity Web Chat on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. Read more.

Bar Requests Home Zip Codes
The State Bar is asking members to supply their home 9-digit zip code. It is part of the Bar's effort to better serve members with information about the Arizona legislature. Read more.

ASU Hosts Native American Moot Court�
Law students from 20 universities around the country will gather Feb. 21-23 at ASU for a national moot court competition. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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February 14, 2008 – CV 06-0797 – State v. City of Kingman
Did the facts presented at trial establish an issue as to whether the city of Kingman took sufficient control over an intersection so as to be liable for an accident occurring there? Read opinion.

February 6, 2008 – 2 CA-CR 2007-0166 – State v. Lance Christian Hamblin
Does a person commit third-degree burglary as defined in A.R.S. � 13-1506 by entering an unlocked motor vehicle with intent to commit a felony or theft therein? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

February 13, 2008 – No. 04-35465 – Larson v. Palmateer
Denial of a habeas corpus petition from convictions for the aggravated murder of petitioner's father and stepbrother is affirmed over claims that: 1) petitioner's Fifth Amendment due process rights were violated when a trial court judge required him to wear a security leg brace before the jury, denied his motion to exclude witnesses from the courtroom, allowed the admission of evidence relating to his past criminal history, and exhibited judicial bias; and 2) his Sixth Amendment right to counsel was violated when the trial court judge refused to appoint him substitute counsel. Read opinion.

February 6, 2008 – No. 07-15048 – Del Campo v. Kennedy
A private company contracting with a district attorney for services related to a diversion program is not entitled to state sovereign immunity. Read opinion.

Updates in Family Law Practice
This full-day beginner to intermediate program, Friday, Feb. 22nd, provides a review of new family law rules, child support and custody issues and offers practice tips for your divorce cases. Read more.

The Complete Lawyer
No Jerks Allowed!
Do you act like a jerk without knowing it? Read more.

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