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449 ABA Journal Arizona articles.

Training for nonlawyers to provide legal advice will start in Arizona in the fall

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law has started a two-year pilot project that licenses a small group of nonlawyers to give limited legal advice on civil matters stemming from domestic violence. The individuals will be known as licensed legal advocates.

Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS lacks State of the Union majority; judge reverses No More Deaths convictions

Which Supreme Court justices attended the State of the Union?

Only four justices attended the State of the Union on Tuesday. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. was there, even…

Lawyer is reprimanded for lifting quotes from Supreme Court justices on her judicial application
An Arizona lawyer has been reprimanded for lifting quotes from U.S. Supreme Court justices on her application for a seat on the state’s court of appeals.
Afternoon Briefs: Political climate motivates would-be lawyers; Avenatti trial begins

Is the ‘Trump Bump’ still a thing?

Politics continue to play a role in law school applicants’ decision-making processes, according to recent surveys from Kaplan Test Prep, but less so…

Afternoon Briefs: Kim Kardashian West finishes year of legal studies; guilty plea for man’s viral ice cream video

Kim Kardashian West completes first year of legal studies

Kim Kardashian West says she has completed her first year of legal studies in a four-year apprenticeship program that can…

Justices should consider when wrongfully convicted can seek damages, ABA says
The ABA is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that “presents one of the increasing number of instances in which a prosecutor’s office has conditioned the release of an unlawfully convicted defendant on his agreement to a new plea—rather than vacating the prior conviction before bringing any new charges.”
Federal appeals court approves diversion of military funds to border wall construction
The Trump administration can now tap $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge tosses defamation suit by pardoned sheriff Arpaio; blogging law prof is sued

Judge tosses Arpaio defamation suit claiming ‘leftist enmity’ constituted actual malice

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth of Washington, D.C., has tossed a defamation lawsuit filed by former Maricopa County, Arizona,…

Afternoon Briefs: Arizona bans photos outside top courts; lawyer’s pretrial detention upheld

Arizona bans photos and broadcasts outside appellate-level courts

Arizona’s chief justice has banned photos, videos and live broadcasting outside appellate-level courts in the state, including the state supreme court. The…

Lawyer accused of flying pregnant Marshallese women to US to place children for adoption
A lawyer who is also the assessor for Maricopa County, Arizona, is facing charges in three states for allegedly operating an illegal adoption scheme involving pregnant women from the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Lawyer complains about treatment by public defenders’ office after client’s punch; see the courtroom video

An Arizona lawyer who was punched by his indigent client in court last year is going public with the incident because he feels he was treated poorly afterward by the…

In ‘unorthodox’ strategy, Arizona files suit against opioid company owners directly with Supreme Court

The state of Arizona has filed a suit directly with the U.S. Supreme Court that claims owners of Purdue Pharma should return more than $4 billion withdrawn from the company.

Are you an attorney who wants to get involved at the border? The ABA offers ways to do it
Urge to merge: Difficult times for law schools have prompted several to attempt to be acquired by other schools

In the past three years, seven law schools announced plans to partner, gift or sell themselves to universities—all but begging the question: Why would anyone want them?

Appeals court applicant who lifted confirmation hearing quotes from Gorsuch withdraws application
A lawyer has withdrawn her application for the Arizona Court of Appeals after she received publicity for lifting lines from confirmation hearing statements by two Supreme Court justices.

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