The Arizona Supreme Court has passed a petition filed by the State Bar of Arizona (#R-12-0027 ), with the effect of changing certain court and ethical rules. The underlying effect is an endorsement of limited scope representation, enhancing access to justice for some public members who may not wish to retain counsel throughout an entire legal proceedings. The then-temporary provisions included these:
- Facilitating pro bono short-term legal services under approved organizations;
- Providing clarifying comment on opposing counsel communications within the limited scope context; and
- Permitting “ghost-writing” under the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure.
The finalized version of the rule is now incorporated into the court rules, after further ruling. To read the Bar’s petition, please click here. To read Ms. Weecks’ comment directly, please click here.