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A: You may disclose client information to the extent reasonably believed necessary. Depending on the circumstances, you may need to request a protective order. Read ER 1.6(d)(4).

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New Bar Exam Subject?
You can comment until May 20 on a proposed rule change that would add Indian Law to the list of subjects covered on the Arizona bar exam. Read more.


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Summit Focuses on State Courts in Crisis
Delegations from 37 states and territories converged in Charlotte, N.C., last week to discuss how budget and economic concerns are affecting state court operations -- and to enlist help from all branches of government in solving the crisis. Read more.

Survey: Many Americans Today Would Get 'F' in Civics (Take A Pop Civics Quiz)
Ask Americans what they know about the role of courts in state government, and the answer is likely to be: not much. Read more.

Law Firms' Diversity Efforts During Downturn Should Include Retention
Refocusing of the firm's main efforts from recruitment to mentoring, training, developing and retaining its current diverse attorneys may be the best plan to position the firm for the future. Read more.

ABA Recession Recovery Teleconference Series
Whether you're hiding under your desk or holding a pink slip - you're worried: How's this recession going to affect me, and how do I stay ahead of the game? 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.

Lawyers in Transition
The State Bar of Arizona Convention will offer a unique program entitled "Lawyers in Transition." 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.

Arizona College of Trial Advocacy Now Accepting Applications
Attend the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy workshop July 28-Aug. 1 in Phoenix. 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.

Life After Exoneration
Join the Arizona Justice Project and Arizona exoneree Ray Krone for a special "Life After Exoneration" reception on May 21, featuring Ray Krone. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
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April 28, 2009 - CR 07-0923 - State v. Gonzalez
Did the trial court commit fundamental error when it failed to instruct the jury on the offense of failure to obey an officer pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes section 28-622 (2005) as a lesser-included offense of unlawful flight from a law enforcement vehicle pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes section 28-622.01 (2005)? Read opinion.

May 7, 299 - 2 CA-CV 2008-0103 - Hughes Custom Bldg., LLC; Hughes and Pineres v. James Davey & James Davey & Assoc., Inc. A developer hired an engineering firm to provide engineering services for a residential real estate development and later sold lots in that development to a builder. The builder constructed houses on those lots and sold those houses to third parties. The houses were subsequently damaged due to soil subsidence.
1. Does the economic loss doctrine bar the builder's negligence action against the engineering firm?
2. Does the builder have standing to assert as damages the lost value of the houses it constructed when it is liable to the third-party homeowners for those damages? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

May 8, 2009 - No. 07-55790 - Hatfield v. Halifax PLC
In a securities fraud action, the dismissal of the complaint on statute of limitations grounds is reversed, where the statute was equitably tolled with respect to Plaintiff's individual claims and those of California residents by the filing of a prior class action. Read opinion.

May 6, 2009 - No. 07-50432 - USA v. Iribe
Defendant's kidnapping conviction is affirmed, where Defendant argued that the U.S. was prosecuting him for an offense other than the one for which he was extradited from Mexico in violation of the doctrine of specialty, but in fact Mexico agreed to Defendant's extradition for the crimes at issue. Read opinion.

CLE programs May 13 to May 26
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The Complete Lawyer
Expanding The Dialogue About Diversity And Inclusion
The economic downturn notwithstanding, law firms of all sizes, corporate legal departments, government agencies, and the public interest community, among others, continue to grapple with the cogent issues of recruiting, retaining and advancing a workforce which reflects a wide variety of perspectives and experiences. Read more.

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