Volume 10, No. 17 | August 16, 2011

eye on ethics


Q. If an out-of-state lawyer refers a PI case to me, may I share any resulting fee with the out-of-state lawyer?

A. Only if you and the out-of-state lawyer follow ER 1.5(e), which sets out the requirements for fee sharing. Read OP 10-04.


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ASU Law Professor's Article Published in 'Personalized Medicine': An article by Gary Marchant, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics, about the increasing vulnerability to liability that doctors are being exposed to from personalized medicine, has been published in the journal Personalized Medicine. more»



In the news


4th Circuit: Anti-retaliation Provision of Wage Law Does Not Cover Job Applicants: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has ruled that a job applicant can't bring a retaliation lawsuit against a prospective employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Specifically, the court found that a company that refused to hire an applicant because she brought a FLSA case against a former employer is not subject to suit under the statute's anti-retaliation provision. more»


Cases Lining Up to Ask Supreme Court to Clarify Second Amendment Rights: A funny thing has happened in the three years since gun-rights activists won their biggest victory at the Supreme Court. They’ve been on a losing streak in the lower courts. more»


from the bar


eFiling Becomes Mandatory for Maricopa County Superior Court on Sept. 1: Civil subsequent filings will no longer be accepted in paper form as of Sept. 1 in Maricopa County Superior Court. While the rule went into effect months ago, the Arizona Supreme Court’s Administrative Order 2011-87 removes the paper option next month. more»

Arizona Supreme Court Agrees to Extend Comment Period on Client Representation: The Arizona Supreme Court has issued an order granting the State Bar of Arizona's request to extend the comment period regarding its proposal dealing with lawyers who exhibit bias or prejudice while representing clients. more»

Members Sought for Three State Bar Committees: The State Bar of Arizona is currently seeking applicants to fill vacancies on three of its committees. The openings are available on the Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness, the Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations and the Community Legal Services Board of Directors. For more information contact Nina Benham.

Public Members Sought for Supreme Court Committee: The State Bar of Arizona is supporting the Supreme Court of Arizona in its effort to recruit two public/non-attorney members for its Committee on Character and Fitness. Applications are available now. more»

File MCLE Affidavits Before Sept. 15 Deadline: The deadline to file your 2010-11 MCLE affidavit is Sept. 15, 2011.  You may access your personalized CLE tracking page and MCLE affidavit on the members’ website. more»

Save the Date: The Young Lawyers Division and the Solo Section of the State Bar will bring you the annual Mentor Committee kick-off event on Sept. 22, 2011 at the District American Kitchen and Wine Bar in Phoenix. Make sure to mark your calendars! Click here for more information. more»

Promote Your Services in the Second Annual ADR/Mediation Guide: Sign up now to advertise in Arizona Attorney's 2011 ADR/Mediation Guide. It can help bring you new business through referrals from other attorneys. Contact Kate Cortez