423 ABA Journal Arizona articles.

Several states pass laws authorizing ‘In God We Trust’ motto in schools and other public buildings

Public schools could provide a new legal battleground on religion in public venues as more states pass laws authorizing the posting of “In God We Trust” in public schools.


Arizona law determines fate of frozen embryos in divorce cases
Arizona’s Parental Right to Embryo law requires courts in divorce proceedings to award in vitro embryos to the spouse who intends to allow them to develop to birth.
6-carat diamond ring up for auction as lawyer is sentenced for hiding it in bankruptcy

A 6-plus carat diamond engagement ring that led to an Arizona lawyer’s prison sentence is going up for auction.

The ring, once intended for the fiancee of Scottsdale lawyer Scott…

Lowest bar pass rate for California in 67 years; other states see drop, too
Only 40.7 percent of the people who took the California July 2018 bar exam passed, according to a state bar news release.
Who won these races? Lawyers sue over ballot counting

Ballots are still being counted in some tight races in Florida, Georgia and Arizona, even as lawyers head to court to challenge the procedures being used.

In Florida, there are…

Teach-out plan approved for Arizona Summit with closure date set for end of spring 2020

A new teach-out plan from InfiLaw’s Arizona Summit Law School has been approved by the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

Notice of…

Arizona Summit submits another teach-out plan to ABA

Arizona Summit Law School will eventually close and has submitted a new teach-out plan to the ABA addressing the individual needs of its remaining 22 students.

Peter Goplerud, Arizona Summit’s…

Some ex-students join Charlotte School of Law in limited settlement fund motion

Updated: A joint motion to settle a proposed class action brought by former students of the shuttered for-profit Charlotte School of Law was filed Tuesday with one group…

Maryland AG seeks tens of millions from fentanyl spray manufacturer

The Maryland attorney general’s office is seeking $20 million in civil penalties from an Arizona-based drugmaker for paying doctors to write prescriptions for a fentanyl spray meant to manage pain…

Billie Tarascio: Her law firm is her lab
Billie Tarascio is experimenting on her law firm for the profession’s greater good.
Michele Mirto: Stepping up A2J while cutting cost
Michele Mirto’s commitment to access to justice started as a little girl. Her parents drove home the importance of community involvement by leading their kids to donate to the food bank and homeless shelter.
Incoming President Robert Carlson sees expansive roles for attorneys
Robert Carlson hopes that during his term as president the ABA will carry on its work toward bringing in more members and promoting the importance of an independent judicial system. He’d also like to see continued work involving changes in legal education and bar admissions, and the promotion of wellness for lawyers and law students.
aba notices august 2018
Potential closure plan for Arizona Summit discussed while accreditation appeal is pending
Updated: If Arizona Summit School of Law, a for-profit InfiLaw campus, loses its ABA accreditation, students may have the option to finish their education at Arizona State University’s law school.
Arizona Summit loses accreditation approval, which may be a first for an operating law school
Accreditation approval has been withdrawn for Arizona Summit Law School, the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar announced last week.

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