Arizona

466 ABA Journal Arizona articles.

Trump campaign’s legal strategy has faltered partly because of legal ethics, law prof says
The Trump campaign's legal strategy is faltering partly because of ethics rules requiring lawyers to be candid with courts and avoid frivolous claims, according to a law professor who teaches legal ethics.
Judge orders postal sweeps to continue; about 150K ballots weren’t delivered by Election Day
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ordered twice-per-day sweeps of postal facilities in states with extended ballot deadlines to ensure that ballots are delivered to election officials that same day.
Oregon voters legalize psychedelic mushrooms, decriminalize drugs; 4 other states OK recreational marijuana
Voters in several states loosened drug laws Tuesday, going so far in Oregon as to legalize psychedelic mushrooms and to decriminalize small amounts of heroin and other drugs.
ABA urges Congress to prioritize judicial security amid recent attacks on judge and court officer
The ABA asked Congress on Tuesday to quickly take action to protect federal judges and their families in the wake of a July attack at the home of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas of New Jersey.
How can courts counter disinformation? Arizona task force releases recommendations
An Arizona panel has called for court officials in the state and throughout the country to do more to address the threat of disinformation targeting the justice system.
Supreme Court will consider legality of Arizona voting restrictions, including ‘ballot harvesting’ ban
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review two Arizona election policies that were struck down by a federal appeals court for violating the federal law protecting voting rights for minorities.
Afternoon Briefs: Self-driving car crash leads to charge; ABA center will monitor trial of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero

Backup driver for self-driving car is charged after crash death

A backup driver for an Uber self-driving test vehicle has been charged with negligent homicide for a March 2018 crash…

Arizona approves nonlawyer ownership, nonlawyer licensees in access-to-justice reforms

Arizona has become the second state in recent weeks to approve opening its doors to nonlawyer ownership or investment in law firms, concepts that previously have faced strong resistance in the United States.

Fennemore Craig announces merger; it’s not the time to ‘curl up in a ball,’ CEO says

Fennemore Craig will merge with California law firm Dowling Aaron, creating a law firm with 180 lawyers. Fennemore Craig CEO James Goodnow said the merger will make the combined firm “a dominant player in agriculture business and water law” in the U.S.

2020 state of the profession report shows dearth of lawyers in rural areas, attorney debt struggles
Some states with the highest amount of lawyers per capita also have rural areas with few, if any, attorneys, according to the 2020 ABA Profile of the Legal Profession.
Despite an increase in coronavirus cases, Arizona keeps plan for in-person July bar
Despite public health concerns, Arizona is going forward with its plans for an in-person bar exam on July 28 and 29, but it will also offer a remote bar in October, the state supreme court announced Wednesday.
Trump can’t transfer military funds to build border wall, 9th Circuit rules
A federal appeals court in a pair of rulings held Friday that the Trump administration’s diversion of military money to build a wall between the United States and Mexico was illegal.
Judges in 3 states testify in favor of continued use of remote proceedings post-COVID-19
A former California state and federal trial judge told Congress Thursday that COVID-19 has opened the judiciary to new technology, and he doesn’t expect that “we’re ever going back to where we were before.”
Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer pleads guilty in adoption scheme; prosecutor who quit in Roger Stone case gets new job

Lawyer pleads guilty in illegal adoption scheme

A lawyer and former assessor in Maricopa County, Arizona, pleaded guilty Friday to human smuggling and communications fraud in connection with an

Proposal would require New Jersey lawyers to reveal client information showing wrongful conviction
An ethics proposal in New Jersey would create an exception to the duty of client confidentiality when a lawyer has information that an innocent person has been wrongly incarcerated.

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