Volume 11, No. 6 | March 13, 2012


eye on ethics

Q: My former client posted a bad review about me on a consumer website. May I respond to it on the website?

A: Yes, but your response must be limited to the strict facts necessary to controvert the claim being made, because you still owe the duty of confidentiality to your former client. See ER 1.6(d)(4).

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Time to Mentor: The third-year law student at the University of Arizona wanted to find a mentor who was a practicing lawyer-and a mom. I jumped at the chance. I had been on the mentor list for several years, and this was my first chance to actually have a mentee. more»


In the news

Judge Skeptical of Both Sides in Law School Jobs Data Litigation: Are prospective law students savvy, college-educated consumers or naive twenty-somethings easily taken in by rosy employment projections? more»

Circuit Splits 7-4 on Sentence for Convicted Terrorist: A divided Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Monday junked the 22-year sentence imposed on the "millennium bomber" and sent the decade-old case back for a presumably harsher sentence. more»


from the bar

Eight Attorneys Vie For Governing Board Seat: One position in Maricopa County is open on the Board of Governors.  To meet the candidates, click here.

Foundation Newsletter and End of Year Report: The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education has published its quarterly newsletter and End of Year Report that highlights several of its recent initiatives. more»

Are You Interested in Joining a State Bar Committee? Applications are available online and must be submitted by April 27, 2012. more»

Nominate a Colleague for Annual State Bar Awards: Here’s your chance to see that your colleagues, deserving of recognition, receive their just rewards. Nominations for the annual State Bar awards are now being accepted through March 16, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. more»

U.S. District Court  - District of Arizona Annual Conference Deadline Extended: The registration deadline for the District of Arizona Annual Conference has been extended to Friday, March 23. The day-long conference will be held at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel and will feature informative sessions and distinguished speakers including remarks by U.S. Senator Jon Kyl. more»

Bar Members Asked to Comment: The Civil Jury Instruction Committee of the State Bar of Arizona has submitted proposed new instructions and revisions to the current 2005 civil jury instructions.  The Rules Committee is requesting a review of the proposed changes, and is asking members for any comments or feedback. Please follow this link to the current instructions and proposed instructions. If you wish to respond, please do so not later than April 23, 2012 and send your comments to rules@azbar.org.

Tucson and Florence Residents Can Still Comment: The Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review will hold public hearings to take comments from the public, in Tucson and Florence, about the judges on the 2012 retention election ballot. more»

Volunteer to Judge at the High School Mock Trial State Tournament: On Saturday, March 24th,  the Arizona High School Mock Trial State Tournament will feature the top sixteen teams from across Arizona. Students will showcase their knowledge of their Constitutional rights and our complicated legal system. If you're interested in helping judge the event, please contact the Foundation at 602-340-7366 or email them at info@azflse.org