Q: May a lawyer fulfill the lawyer's ethical obligations by giving the entire file to the client when representation ends?

A: Yes, in some circumstances. Read Op. 08-02.

Save time and money by expediting the creation and processing of subpoenas.

Science: Fact or Fiction
A new federal report takes aim at forensic science practices that may be broken. Read more.


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Lawrence Ponoroff Chosen as Next Dean of UA College of Law
University of Arizona President Robert N. Shelton and Provost Meredith Hay announced the appointment of Lawrence Ponoroff, currently dean and Mitchell Franklin Professor of Private and Commercial Law at Tulane University School of Law, as the next dean of the UA James E. Rogers College of Law. Read more.

Sandra Day O'Connor Speaks About Civics Before Fla. Legislature
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is urging a renewed commitment to civics education. Read more.

A Bummer of a Summer?
Most firms have appropriately austere plans for their summer associates. Read more.

State Bar of Arizona 2009 Convention
Attend the State Bar of Arizona 2009 Convention from June 24 to June 26 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix. Read more.

Resources to Deal with the Economic Crisis
The American Bar Association has a Web page to help lawyers with economic recovery resources. Read more.

Online Subpoena Program Now Available to All Counties
The pilot program in Maricopa County was successful, so now all SBA members in good standing can file civil subpoenas using this online wizard. Read more.

Comments Due April 17 on Proposed ER 1.5 and 7.2 Changes
State Bar Task Force extends comment period to April 17 on proposed changes to ER 1.5 Fees (pgs. 8-13) and ER 7.2 Advertising (pgs. 16-19). Send comments to carrie.sherman@staff.azbar.org.
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Diverse Professional Volunteer Opportunities Abound
Apply to serve on one of the judicial nominating commissions, or as an ABA Delegate, Client Protection Fund Trustee or Community Legal Services Board member. Read more.

Arizona Attorney June Job Ads Available Now
Job postings listed in Arizona Attorney are now available four weeks before they are published in the print magazine. Read more.

Federal Bar Association to Host Panel Discussion on Managing Litigation Costs in the Recession
The Phoenix Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host a luncheon on April 16 with a panel that includes a federal judge and in-house counsel from several major corporations to discuss litigation costs during the recession. Read more.

LexisNexis® Offers Coffee Break Webinar on Commercial Bankruptcy Research
These Webinars are quick, complimentary 20-minute sessions that provide tools to help in the practice of law. The April 21 Webinar on commercial bankruptcy research will help you discover best practices to become more efficient and effective in your bankruptcy practice. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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April 7, 2009 - 2 CA-SA 2008-0078 - State of Arizona v. Daughters-White
Whether the respondent judge abused her discretion in ordering the state to produce the software configuration code for the Intoxilyzer 8000, the breath testing equipment used by the Tucson Police Department, to defendants charged with driving with an alcohol concentration of .08 or more, after finding the configuration code was not in the possession of the state or any person under the state's direction or control. Read opinion.

April 7, 2009 - CV 08-0156 - Bailey-Null v. ValueOptions
Must a plaintiff exhaust administrative remedies before asserting common law tort, medical malpractice and APSA claims against a Regional Behavioral Health Authority like ValueOptions? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

April 10, 2009 - No. 06-10592 - U.S. v. Lazarenko
Defendant Ukrainian ex-prime minister's money laundering and fraud convictions are affirmed in part, where it was not necessary to plead a violation of Ukrainian law in the indictment, but reversed in part, where concealing the source of fraudulently obtained property does not amount to wire fraud. Read opinion.

April 2, 2009 - No. 07-15847 - Dream Games of Ariz., Inc. v. PC Onsite
In a copyright infringement action regarding an electronic bingo game, judgment for Plaintiff is affirmed, where: 1) the District Court properly identified the unprotected elements of the game in instructing the jury, and 2) Plaintiff's illegal operation of the game did not preclude the recovery of statutory damages. Read opinion.

CLE programs April 15 to April 28
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The Complete Lawyer
A Partner Asks: How Do I Teach Associates About Professional Presence? Read more.

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