Q: What happens if I write an insufficient-funds check on my client-trust account?

A: By being an approved financial institution, your bank has agreed to report any insufficient-funds checks on client-trust accounts to the State Bar. The report will be investigated as a bar complaint. Read Rule 44(d).

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Kyl Issues Warning
Jon Kyl, the second-ranking Republican in the U.S. Senate, warned president-elect Barack Obama that he would filibuster U.S. Supreme Court appointments if those nominees were too liberal. Read more.

Growth Recedes at 'NLJ 250' Firms Amid Bad Economy
Law firms add attorneys at slower pace as global slowdown unfolds. Read more.

Thousands of Tucson DUI cases could get tossed
A problem with software inside a breathalyzer machine used by Tucson-area law enforcement could lead to thousands of driving under the influence cases being tossed, a defense attorney said. Read more.

Training on Appellate Electronic Case Filing Comes to Phoenix
The Ninth Circuit's new Electronic Case Filing is up and running. Read more.

Arizona Judicial Jobs Web Site
The Arizona Supreme Court now has available an easy-to-use Web site for posting and accessing information on judicial vacancies statewide! Read more.

Grant Woods to Speak at Career Highlights Event
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Climate Change Conference
The James E. Rogers College of Law co-sponsors a two-day conference entitled “Adaptation to Climate Change in the Desert Southwest: Impacts and Opportunities.” Read more.

Miranda v. Arizona Program Airs on Eight/KAET
The Eight/KAET production, Arizona Stories, airs Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. On November 25, one of the features stories will be the Miranda v. Arizona case. Read more.

Get More Business Through the Member-to-Member Referral Guide
Sign up now to advertise in Arizona Attorney's 2009 Member-to-Member Referral Guide. It can help bring you new business through referrals from other attorneys. Read more.

Volunteer Opportunities Available
Openings are available on three judicial nominating commissions. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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November 7, 2009 - 2 CA-CR 2008-0037 - State of Arizona v. Alvin Edward Williams
In resentencing the defendant, previously convicted of first-degree murder, to a natural life term, was the trial court required to make findings in a special verdict or otherwise articulate reasons for imposing the sentence it did? Read more.

November 10, 2008 - CR 07-0644 - State v. Zaputil
Does the trial court lose jurisdiction to enter a restitution award after a defendant has completed his probation and his conviction is set aside pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes section 13-907? Read more.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Rogers v. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, No. 07-55071
In a wage claim suit brought by three employees against their employer-cruise ship operator, grant of employer's motion to compel arbitration is affirmed over their claim that federal statutes exempt their employment contracts from the scope of Title 9 of the United States Code where: 1) plaintiffs' employment contracts are "considered as commercial" under Title 9; and 2) thus, the arbitration provisions contained in their employment contracts are enforceable. Read more.

Humphries v. County of Los Angeles, No. 05-56467 California's maintenance of the California's Child Abuse Central Index (CACI), which is a database of known or suspected child abusers, violates the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment because identified individuals are not given a fair opportunity to challenge the allegations against them Read more.

Search & Seizures 11/14/08
Christina Cabanillas, United States Attorney, presents this three-hour ethics seminar on the expectation of privacy issues, vehicle searches, border stops, and much more. Read more:

The Complete Lawyer
The Brave New World of Associates
Law Practice Has Changed - But Associate Development Hasn't. Read more.

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