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1 Replies and 247 Views R-18-0006 Petition to Adopt New Rule 42.1, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. Started by  State Bar of Arizona Hon. Rebecca W. Berch (ret.), Bar No. 005859 Task Force on Lawyer Ethics, Professionalism, and the Unauthorized Practice of Law 1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 410 Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would add Rule 42.1, Rule of the Supreme Court, creating an Attorney Ethics Advisory Committee that can issue lawyer ethics, professionalism, and unauthorized practice of law opinions. Filed: January 9, 2018 Comment...
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by  Geoff TrachtenbergJump to last post
14 Feb 2018 10:52 AM
1 Replies and 323 Views R-18-0013 Supreme Court Rules 38 and 39 Started by  FAIRWorkgroups Filed on behalf of: Hon. Ryan Andrews, Chair Arizona State, Tribal, and Federal Court Forum Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Court 10005 E. Osborn Road Scottsdale, AZ 85256 602-452-3323 dwitheycourts.az.gov Hon. Randall Howe, Vice-Chair Arizona State, Tribal, and Federal Court Forum Court of Appeals, Division 1 1501 W. Washington Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-452-3323 dwitheycourts.az.gov...
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by  Brandelle WhitworthJump to last post
14 Feb 2018 10:45 AM
1 Replies and 5179 Views R-17-0035 Rule 49(a)(2)(C)(ii) of the Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court Started by  Mark Harrison Mark I. Harrison Osborn Maledon, P.A. 2929 N. Central Avenue, 21st Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012 Phone: (602) 640-9324 fax: (602) 640-9050 mharrisonomlaw.com Bar No. 001226 The proposed rule is intended to remove the unintended punitive effect on respondents of the current rule which requires posting of probation on the State Bar website for five years. Filed April 3, 2017 Comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2018.
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by  Denise BlommelJump to last post
30 Jan 2018 10:08 AM
0 Replies and 260 Views R-17-0055 Petition to Amend Rules 47, 48 and 58, Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court Started by  Allyson Flanagan Hon. William J. O'Neil Presiding Disciplinary Judge 1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 102 Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 452-3436 PDJcourts.az.gov This petition would revise Supreme Court Rule 48(b) to correct cross-references to Rules of Civil Procedure 8, 16, and 26. Filed December 1, 2017 Comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2018.
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11 Jan 2018 10:00 AM
0 Replies and 171 Views R-18-0016 Petition to Amend Rule 45, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. Started by  State Bar of Arizona Lisa M. Panahi, Bar No. 023421 General Counsel, State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would amend Rule 45, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct., to eliminate outdated provisions and to allow future changes in delinquency fees without further rule amendment. Filed January 10, 2018 Comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2018.
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10 Jan 2018 03:32 PM
0 Replies and 177 Views R-18-0015 Petition to Amend Rule 32(c)7, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. Started by  State Bar of Arizona Lisa M. Panahi, Bar No. 023421 General Counsel, State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would authorize the executive director of the state bar to waive the dues of a member for personal hardship, subject to board of governors review of denial. Filed January 10, 2018 Comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2018.
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10 Jan 2018 03:30 PM
0 Replies and 183 Views R-18-0014 Supreme Court Rules 32, 46-49, 53, 55-58 & 60-63 Started by  FAIRWorkgroups Jennifer A. Greene Assistant Counsel Administrative Office of the Courts Bar No. 015760 1501 W. Washington, Suite 414 Phoenix, AZ 85007-3327 Phone: (602) 452-3555 jgreenecourts.az.gov Would clarify the process for appointing and overseeing the functions of Chief Bar Counsel. Filed January 10, 2018 Comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2018.
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10 Jan 2018 02:25 PM
0 Replies and 281 Views R-18-0010 Petition to Amend Rule 30, Arizona Rules of Supreme Court Started by  Terry Hurtado Mr. Eric Silverberg, President Arizona Association of Superior Court Administrators P.O. Box 204 Bisbee, AZ 85603 (520) 432-8500 Supreme Court Rule 30 governs verbatim recordings of judicial proceedings. Petition would amend Supreme Court Rule 30 to give courts the discretion to deny requests for certified reporters in proceedings where a certified reporter is not mandatory and there is no certified reporter available. Filed January 1...
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10 Jan 2018 08:52 AM
0 Replies and 190 Views R-18-0009 Petition to Amend ER 1.2, Rule 42, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. Started by  Patricia A. Sallen Petitioner’s Name: Patricia A. Sallen Committee Name, if applicable: Not applicable Mailing Address: 3104 E. Camelback Road 541, Phoenix, 85016 Phone Number: 480-290-4841 E-mail Address: psallenethicsatlaw.com Bar Number: 012338 Would amend ER 1.2, Rule 42, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. to allow lawyers to ethically advise and assist clients in matters that are expressly legal under Arizona law but that may violate federal law. F...
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10 Jan 2018 06:06 AM
0 Replies and 191 Views R-18-0005 Petition to amend Supreme Court Rule 123 and Juvenile Court rules 19, 47, 75 & 86 Started by  FAIRWorkgroups Hon. Timothy Ryan, Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Maricopa County Superior Court Hon. Michael K. Jeanes, Clerk of Superior Court for Maricopa County 620 W. Jackson St. Phoenix, AZ 85003 nashacosc.maricopa.gov The presiding judge of the juvenile court in the superior court in Maricopa County and the Clerk of the Superior Court in Maricopa County request amendments related to accessing juvenile court records. Would provide guidanc...
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09 Jan 2018 07:44 AM
0 Replies and 213 Views R-18-0004 Rule 31, Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court Started by  Hon. David B. Gass Hon. David. B. Gass Maricopa County Superior Court East Court Building 101 W. Jefferson, Suite 914 Phoenix, Arizona 85041 602.372.3592 gassdsuperiorcourt.maricopa.gov Would amend Rule 31, Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court, to improve access to justice for small business litigants and to reorganize and modernize the rule. FILED: January 8, 2018 Comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2018.
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08 Jan 2018 03:28 PM
0 Replies and 252 Views R-18-0002 Petition to Amend Rule 28, Rules of the Supreme Court Started by  Judy Schaffert Arizona Supreme Court Staff Attorneys’ Office By Judith R. Schaffert Chief Staff Attorney 1501 W. Washington, Suite 445 Phoenix, AZ 85007-3231 Telephone: (602) 452-3528 Facsimile: (602) 452-3482 Bar No. 010417 jschaffertcourts.az.gov This petition would update, restyle, and reorganize Rule 28, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court, the 'rulemaking rule.' Filed January 4, 2018 Comments must be submitted on or before May 2...
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04 Jan 2018 10:49 AM
0 Replies and 1652 Views R-17-0052 Petition to Amend Rules 47, 48 and 58, Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court (Request for Expedited Adoption) Started by  Allyson Flanagan Hon. William J. O'Neil Presiding Disciplinary Judge 1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 102 Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 452-3436 officepdjcourts.az.gov Filed October 31, 2017 Would amend Rules 47, 48, and 58 of the Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court to correct capitalization and cross-references, to add a notice requirement for production of documents, and to change the time for initial discovery requests in attorney discipline matters....
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03 Nov 2017 10:10 AM
0 Replies and 1364 Views R-17-0053 Petition to amend Ariz. Sup. Ct. R. 37(d)(1) Started by  KDE Kenneth David Eckhauser 12452 N. 145th Way Scottsdale, AZ, 85259 (773)299-0388 Bar Number: 69903 (Missouri) keneckhausergmail.com Pursuant to Arizona Supreme Court Rule 35(c)(3) an applicant seeking to sit for the Arizona Bar Exam a fourth time must submit a written request to the Arizona Committee on Examinations to obtain their approval. Arizona Supreme Court Rule 37(d) governs the Refund of Fees, and requires that an applicant...
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02 Nov 2017 10:25 AM
0 Replies and 1869 Views R-17-0048 Admission on Motion- Rule 34 f(4) A.R.S. Supreme Court Rules Started by  kcalsmith Name: Kenneth C Smith Address: 2728 E Minton Street, Mesa, AZ 85213 Phone: 480-567-6663 Fax: 480-304-9299 Email: kcalsmithgmail.com New Mexico Bar 149157 This amendment would delete Supreme Court Rule 34(f)(4), which makes a person ineligible for bar admission on motion if the person failed to achieve an Arizona scaled score on the uniform bar examination within five years of the date of filing an...
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05 Oct 2017 12:24 AM
0 Replies and 4124 Views R-17-0044 Rule 43, Rules of the Supreme Court Started by  Linda Koschney Jack Levine SBN 001637 777 E. Thomas Rd., Suite 250 Phoenix, AZ 85014 Ph: 602-395-9000 E:mail: jacklevine2005gmail.com Would amend Rule 43, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court to encourage overdraft protection for client trust accounts; set procedures for rectifying overdrafts and giving notice to the state bar of failure to rectify overdrafts; and to require lawyers to leave untouched client trust account deposits in excess of $5,000 for ten days to all...
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06 Jul 2017 12:55 PM
2 Replies and 12664 Views R-17-0011 Petition to Amend Rule 38, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct.   Started by  bcrmember Lisa M. Panahi, Bar No. 023421 Acting General Counsel State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would correct minor errors and clarify some ambiguities relating to in-house counsel registration with the State Bar. FILED 01/05/2017 Comments due May 22, 2017. ORDERED: Petition to Amend Rule 38, Arizona Rules of Supreme Court=ADOP...
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30 Jun 2017 04:18 PM
18 Replies and 8522 Views R-16-0042 Rule 34(b)(1)(D) and (f)(1)(B) Rules of the Supreme Court   Started by  Linda Koschney R-16-0042 Rule 34(b)(1)(D) and (f)(1)(B) Would allow graduates with a Juris Doctor from an online law school approved by a federally recognized regional accreditor to apply to be admitted to practice law in Arizona. Concord Law School at Kaplan University Martin Pritikin (California SBN 210845) Dean and Vice President 10100 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 365 Los Angeles, CA 90067 Ph: (323) 533-0002 ...
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28 Jun 2017 02:15 PM
8 Replies and 8100 Views R-17-0022 Petition to Amend Rules 32(c) and (d), Rules of the Supreme Court   Started by  Gregory Falls Gregory W. Falls Sherman & Howard 201 East Washington Street, Suite 800 Phoenix, Arizona 85004 (602) 240-3000 Fax: (602) 240-6600 gfallsshermanhoward.com 011206 Would amend Rules 32(c) and (d), Rules of the Supreme Court, to maintain the current mandatory membership requirement for all lawyers but (1) eliminate mandatory membership dues for non-regulatory functions and (2) allow voluntary contributions for all non...
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by  Gregory FallsJump to last post
21 Jun 2017 11:12 AM
0 Replies and 4702 Views R-17-0043 PETITION FOR EXPEDITED ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER PER RULE 28 (G) RE: SUPREME COURT RULE 123 PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE JUDICIAL RECORDS OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA Started by  Patricia Patricia L. Cummins 14715 S. Camino Tierra Del Rio Sahuarita, Arizona 85629 520.730.5650 patriciapeachesaol.com Rule amendment would require under Rule of the Supreme Court 123(g) that court clerks afford equal remote electronic access to court records to both counsel and self-representing litigants, including in Family Law cases. Petitioner requests an emergency expedited amendment of Supreme Court Rule 123 which has been found to ...
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19 Jun 2017 09:53 PM
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