Do I have an ethical obligation to report my own misconduct to the State Bar?
No. But if you are disciplined in another jurisdiction to which you are admitted then you must report that discipline. Rule 53(i), Ariz.R.S.Ct.
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'09 Law Grads May be Held Back by Economy
With the economy in the doldrums, law schools at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona say they expect an increased interest from prospective students, but those graduating next year could find it more challenging to secure jobs. Read more.
Court OKs Border Fence Despite Environmental Worry
The Supreme Court said Monday it won't stand in the way as the U.S. extends its security fence along the border with Mexico. Read more.
Supreme Court: Right to Counsel Begins with First Appearance Before Judge
A defendant's Sixth Amendment right to counsel attaches at his first appearance before a magistrate, whether or not the prosecutor is also on hand, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday. Read more.
State Bar Board Names New President, Officers
The State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors has selected five new board officers for the 2008-2009 term. Read more.
Bar Files Response to Special Action Request
The State Bar has filed a detailed response to a request from the Maricopa County Attorney to stop investigating him for allegations of unethical conduct. Read more.
Save the Date!
While we just wrapped up a successful 75th anniversary convention in Tucson, it's not too early to mark your calendars for the 2009 convention, which will be held June 24-26, 2009, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix.
Arizona Court of Appeals
Division One | Division Two
June 17, 2008 – CV 07-0266 – Seisinger v. Siebel
A.R.S. � 12-2604 governs the qualifications necessary for expert witnesses in medical malpractice actions. Is the statute unconstitutional under the separation of powers doctrine because it is in direct conflict with Rule 702 of the Arizona Rules of Evidence? Read opinion.
June 18, 2008 – 2 CA-CR 2007-0218 – State v. Haight-Gyuro
Did the trial court abuse its discretion by admitting into evidence a video recording made by a retail store's surveillance system when no witness who had been present during the events recorded testified at trial? Read opinion.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals
June 9, 2008 – No. 07-70300 – In re: State of Arizona
Petition for a writ of prohibition brought by the state of Arizona, as well as its AG and assistant AG, to prohibit the district court from enforcing portions of a scheduling order entered in a prisoner civil rights lawsuit is denied where the district court did not err or abuse its discretion in directing that petitioners investigate respondent's claims and present their findings to the court and to respondent. As a permissible option within its broad discretion, a district court in an appropriate case can issue a Martinez-style order that is reasonably tailored to the pretrial needs of the district court to assess the case. Read opinion.
June 20, 2008 – No. 07-56424 – Nelson v. NASA
In an action brought by scientists, engineers, and administrative support personnel at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) challenging NASA's recently adopted requirement that "low risk" contract employees like themselves submit to in-depth background investigations, denial of plaintiffs' request for a preliminary injunction is reversed and remanded where they raised serious questions as to the merits of their informational privacy claim, and the balance of hardships tipped sharply in their favor. (Substituted opinion) Read opinion.
Celebrate State Bar's 75th Anniversary with $75 Seminar!
The Complete Lawyer
The State Bar of Arizona is 75, this seminar on August 14 is $75, and you will learn 75 Ways to Improve Your Practice. Read more
A Sound Mind in a Sound Body
Regain the freedom of movement. Read more.
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