Attorneys with the firm’s Arizona and New Mexico offices earn recognition from their peers for their work in 27 areas of legal practice.
Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod (JHKM) is pleased to announce that twenty-two of the firm’s attorneys were included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and Ones to Watch.
by Joseph Brophy for the Maricopa Lawyer, a publication of the Maricopa County Bar Association
This month’s column discusses a recent case out of Massachusetts, Bassichis v. Flores, 2022 WL 2379417, 2022 Mass. LEXIS 297 (Mass. Jul. 10, 2022), highlighting the breadth of the litigation privilege afforded to lawyers for statements made in connection with a judicial proceeding. The ruling is consistent with Arizona’s case law on litigation privilege, reasoning that vigorous representation of clients would be chilled considerably if lawyers feared being held liable for tortious conduct whenever their statements to litigation opponents could be characterized by those opponents as untrue. The litigation privilege, however, is not a green light for lawyers to make false or malicious statements.
by Joseph Brophy for the Maricopa Lawyer, a publication of the Maricopa County Bar Association
On April 18, 2022, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) sent a proposal to the ABA to revise ER 5.5 (unauthorized practice of law) advocating that a lawyer admitted in any United States jurisdiction should be able to practice law and represent willing clients without regard to the geographic location of the lawyer or the client, without regard to the forum where the services are to be provided, and without regard to which jurisdiction’s rules apply at a given moment in time. This month’s column discusses this effort and why it may gain traction.