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failed to abide by clients’ decisions concerning
the objectives of representation; failed to act with
reasonable diligence; failed to keep clients reasonably informed about their matters and
promptly comply with reasonable requests for
information; collected unreasonable fees; failed
to deliver funds in which clients had an interest
and to promptly render a full accounting; failed
to refund unearned fees upon termination of the
representation; brought or defended non-meri-torious claims; failed to make reasonable efforts
to expedite litigation; knowingly made false statements of fact to a tribunal; engaged in the unauthorized practice of law; knowingly made false
statements of material fact in connection with a
disciplinary matter; engaged in conduct involving
dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation;
engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice; knowingly violated rules or orders
of the court; and failed to furnish information or
respond promptly to requests from bar counsel
relevant to matters under investigation.
Mr. Wood subsequently executed a consent
by which he acknowledged that he did not desire
to contest or defend the charges, but wished to
consent to disbarment.
by Paul Rees THE LAST WORD MY
at the Supreme Court level dropped a hint to
the legislative branch, and somebody saw that
the appeal was doomed to failure and would give
another black eye to the legislative branch. (Or
maybe somebody read our briefs.) I received a
short Order from the Supreme Court dismissing the appeal, to which I filed a response suggesting the issue was of such significant public
interest that the Court should rule on the case.
A short answer “denying” soon followed.
But the Oyamas were happily married.
Repeal of the law meant no further action was
necessary, and the fledgling southern chapter of
the ACLU had its first major court victory.
Mary Ann died before Hank, in 1987, but
enjoyed 28 years of their marriage. Hank had a
distinguished career; he was instrumental in
obtaining national recognition, strong support,
and funding for bilingual education. In 1970
he moved to Pima Community College, where
he was director of bilingual and international
studies, retiring after 22 years as vice-president
emeritus. He also retired from the USAF as
a Lt. Colonel. Tucson Unified School District,
his original employer, named a new elementary
school after him in 2003. He was named Tuc-
son’s “Man of the Year” in 1993, and was rec-
ognized by the U of A with a Doctor of Laws
degree for his role in the civil rights action bear-
ing his name. The ACLU recognized him at its
2009 50th anniversary event.
Hank died in March 2013, surrounded by
family and friends. His lawsuit, which overturned
the miscegenation statute, has been granted a
“Historically Significant Case” designation in Arizona legal annals.
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Carrie O’Brien joined Gust Rosenfeld PLC,
Phoenix, as an associate in the Education Law
Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, she was
the Chief Privacy Officer and Director of Legal
Services for the Arizona Department of Education from 2012 to 2016.
David Garner joined Osborn Maledon PA,
Phoenix, where his practice focuses on education
law. He represents private and public educational
institutions at all levels in an outside general
counsel role. His legal training is supplemented
by his background as a former high school English
and English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher.
The Storey Lawyers PLC, Phoenix, announced
that Erin Brynes, Alexandra Arboleda, and
Jaclyn Foutz joined the firm. Brynes joins as
a partner with a primary focus on employment
matters and Indian Law. Arboleda (Of Counsel) practices in water rights and natural resources law and was recently elected a board
member with the Central Arizona Water Conservation District. Foutz (Of Counsel) practices
in commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters.
The City of Peoria announced that David Benton was appointed as City’s new Chief Assistant
City Attorney following the submission of both
internal and external candidates. In addition, Mr.
Benton is the Editorial Board Chair of ARIZONA
Allison L. Kierman announced the opening of
her practice Kierman Law PLC, an estate planning firm in Scottsdale.
Douglas John joined the Buchalter law firm in
Scottsdale as Senior Counsel in the Tax and Estate
Planning Practice Group. His practice focuses on
state and local taxation, with an emphasis on
property tax counseling and litigation.
Jean-Jacques Cabou, a partner at Perkins Coie,
Phoenix, was awarded the NARAL Pro-Choice
Arizona 2017 Trust AZ Women Award during
the organization’s annual gala in January. The
award honors an individual in Arizona who has
worked to defend the rights of women to make
their own family-building and health care decisions.
Fennemore Craig announced that Alexis Glas-
cock, an attorney in the firm’s Phoenix office, was
elected to the board of directors for the Arizona
Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Members
of the board work to serve as the collective voice
for Arizona business at the state Legislature. O’BRIEN
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