Q: My partner and I are the name partners in our law firm, but he just got suspended for 30 days. Do I have to change the law firm's name and our stationery just for his short suspension?

A: Not necessarily, but the client's bar complaint could create a concurrent conflict of interest for you. Read ER 7.1 and 7.5.

A Bar for the Ages
Read our roundtable discussion with some of the youngest and oldest lawyers in the state. Read more.


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KPNX Urges New Rules on Court Cameras

An effort by a Phoenix TV station could make it harder for business owners and others facing court trials to keep their images off the evening news. Read more.

UA's Toni Massaro to Quit as Law Dean, Return to Teaching
University of Arizona will begin a national search to replace outgoing law school Dean Toni Massaro, who has announced she will return to teaching. Read more.

Federal Court Statistics, or: How Numbers Can Drive You Mad
Are civil trials disappearing? The answer, it turns out, is tough to pin down. Recently released federal court statistics show some startling numbers. Read more.

Bar Proposes Redirection of Client Protection Fund
This week the State Bar's Board of Governors will petition the Arizona Supreme Court for a redirection of a portion of dues money that currently goes to the Client Protection Fund. Read more.

Deadline to Complete MCLE Affidavit Approaching!

The deadline to complete your MCLE Affidavit is September 15. You can submit the form online or download a PDF. Read more.

Save Money on 2009 State Bar Advertising

For a limited time, you can book your 2009 ads in Arizona Attorney magazine at the current rates before they increase in 2009.  Read more.

Board of Legal Specialization Survey
The Board of Legal Specialization is seeking input from Bar members on adding a specialty in Juvenile (Dependency) Law. If you practice in this area and have an opinion, please click here to email Nedra Brown.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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August 26, 2008 - CV 07-0496 - White v. State of Arizona
Does the firefighter's rule apply to police officers? Read opinion.

August 25, 2008 - CA-CV 2007-0170 - Sanchez, Sr. v. Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
Was summary judgment properly granted in favor of the defendants in a res ipsa loquitur case when the plaintiff failed to establish that the defendant surgeon had exclusive control over the injury-causing instrumentality? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

August 25, 2008 - No. 06-35672 - Uhm v. Humana Inc.

In a contract, tort, and consumer protection law action brought by Medicare beneficiaries against a Medicare drug benefit program provider and its parent company, dismissal of the complaint and denial of reconsideration are affirmed where plaintiffs' claims are preempted by the express preemption provision of the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. Read opinion.

August 28, 2008 - No. 06-35021 - U.S. v. Gamba
On remand from the Supreme Court, denial of habeas relief for petitioner, convicted of witness tampering after a magistrate judge was allowed to preside over closing arguments, is affirmed where: 1) defense counsel may waive the defendant's right to have an Article III judge preside over closing argument without the defendant's express, personal consent where the decision is one of trial tactics or legal strategy; and 2) closing argument clearly bears a relation to specified duties magistrate judges are statutorily authorized to perform. Read opinion.


Speaking to Win
This half-day seminar on Thursday, Sept. 11 is designed for lawyers who want to improve their oral advocacy and presentation skills. Read more.

The Complete Lawyer
What's Your Exit Strategy?
Don't retire. Renew and reshape your life instead. Read more.

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