Saturday, March 10, 2018

Free Legal Advice - Tax Law

ABC15 and the State Bar of Arizona have partnered to sponsor "Let Joe Know, Ask a Lawyer Phone Bank."  On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., lawyers will be on call to answer questions about tax law.  For more information, click on the following link:

Hawaii Could Be the Seventh State to Allow Medical Aid-In-Dying

Expected to pass in the Senate, Hawaii’s House has approved a controversial medical aid-in-dying measure.  (House Bill 2739)  The measure allows a physician to prescribe life-ending medications to terminally ill, but mentally capable, patients with less than six months to live.  The patient must be capable of taking the medication themselves, only physicians may prescribe the medications, and a mental health consultation is required beforehand. 

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Friday, March 9, 2018

The AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act

House Gives Final OK to Bill Extending AMBER Alerts to Indian Country

Until now, tribal law enforcement agencies had to work through state and local police agencies to post an AMBER alert.  This bill is sponsored by Senator McCain of Arizona, and was sparked by the May 2016 abduction of Ashlynne Mike, an eleven year old Navajo girl; an alert was not posted until the day her body was found.  The AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act will give tribes direct access to funds letting them quickly post AMBER alerts by text messaging, radio, and television.