The following message is on behalf of the President, FBA Tucson Chapter:

Dear Tucson Federal Bar members:

We look forward to seeing you at our Annual Bench and Bar Luncheon to be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 12 noon at the Arizona Inn.  This event is a great opportunity to network with our colleagues and hear from the judges we frequently practice before.  The Judges speaking at this event are: Chief Judge Raner C. Collins, Judge Rosemary Marquez, Chief Bankruptcy Judge Daniel P. Collins, Magistrate Judge...

On December 1, 2015, significant changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became effective.  These changes include the following, among others:

1.    The time for service of process under Rule 4(m) is shortened from 120 days to 90 days.  For cases pending in the District of Arizona before December 1, the time for service will remain 120 days.  For cases filed on or after December 1, the new 90-day time limit will apply.

2.    The time for holding the initial case management conference under Rule 16(b) has been...