Q: May my firm charge associates who leave with firm clients a fee to offset the marketing we did to attract those clients?

A: No, that would violate ER 5.6. Read Op. 09-01.

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New Bar Leader
John F. Phelps started work recently as the new CEO/Executive Director of the State Bar. We spoke with him about his background--and the Bar's future. Read more.


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Law Firms Embrace Business School 101
Bankers, consultants and marketers aren't the only professionals looking to beef up their business skills for competitive advantage these days. At a growing number of law firms, top attorneys are being trained like business people, using executive education courses designed to strengthen management and business skills. Read more.

More Lawyers Getting iPhones, But What Are the Best Apps?
According to this year's ABA Technology Survey, the availability of the iPhone at law firms is inching upward, which means that more lawyers are adrift on a sea of available apps. Read more.

For ASU's Law School, a Move Downtown Entails Pros, Cons
Students would benefit if Arizona State University moved its College of Law from Tempe to downtown Phoenix, lawyers say. But the plan also has drawbacks. Read more.

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

Recession Recovery Teleconference Series
Block the dates for the final three programs in the ABA's series on getting through the down economy. Read more.

Maricopa County Superior Court Clerk Offers Training on Electronic Filing
To encourage more electronic filing, the Clerk of Superior Court in Maricopa County is offering to provide onsite training to public and private groups or law firms that practice in the Superior Court in Maricopa County. Read more.

Hon. John R. Sticht Excellence in Disabilities Accessibility Award
Mesch, Clark & Rothschild, P.C. and Quarles & Brady, L.L.P. will receive the 2009 Hon. John R. Sticht Excellence in Disabilities Accessibility Award. Read more.

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law Reception
This June 25 convention event is open to all alumni and friends of Arizona Law. Read more.

Arizona College of Trial Advocacy Extends Application Deadline to June 19
The College is an intensive, five-day workshop that provides practical hands-on training for trial lawyers. Read more.

LexisNexis® Offers Coffee Break Webinar on Back Office Software
These Webinars are complimentary sessions that provide tools to help in the practice of law. The June 10 Webinar on back office software will discuss how lawyers can capture more billable time, reduce errors, and ease trust accounting woes to increase overall firm productivity. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
Division One
| Division Two.

May 21, 2009 - CR 06-0314 - State v. Geeslin
1. Can the Court of Appeals find error by a trial court in failing to give a requested jury instruction if the instruction is not in the record on appeal?
2. Should the case be remanded for a hearing to determine prejudice regarding the existence of prior convictions? Read opinion.

May 19, 2009 - 2 CA-CV 2008-0126 - Jimmie D. Holland v. Michael Anthony Hurley, Jane Doe Hurley
Did the trial court err in dismissing plaintiff's complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction over the out-of-state defendant who sold a car to plaintiff, an Arizona resident, through e-Bay? Read opinion.

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

May 21, 2009 - No. 05-30323 - U.S.A. v. Price
Defendant's firearm possession conviction is reversed, where the prosecutor failed to turn over all evidence of a government witness's criminal history to defense counsel, as required by Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963), and the prosecutor was responsible for oversights by his criminal investigator. Read opinion.

May 18, 2009 - No. 07-16641 - Tucson Herpetological Soc. v. Salazar
In an Endangered Species Act challenge to the Secretary of the Interior's removal of an animal from the endangered species list, summary judgment for Defendant is affirmed in part, where Defendant reasonably determined that one of the habitats at issue was not significant, but reversed in part, where Defendant failed to determine whether the animal was extinct throughout a "significant portion of its range." Read opinion.

CLE programs May 28 to June 5
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