Thank you for visiting our official BLOG for the Arizona Fiduciaries Association. We look forward to your participation and feedback.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Probate Update

Division One of the Court of Appeals held death certificates are not subject to release under the Arizona Public Records Law, nor are autopsy reports. Court are required to make an en camera inspection of the death certificate or autopsy reports and attachments because, though these documents are public records, the records of the government matter are merely incidental to a purely private occurrence of the death, therefore the privacy interests will normally outweigh the interest in the public to scrutinize governmental operations. Schoeneweis v. Superior Court, 1CA-AS 09-0152 12/1/09

AFA List Serve How Tos and Reminders

Dear AFA Members:

Thank you for helping our organization “go green" through the use of AFA's professional list serve. This is a great way for us to promote events, trainings, professional opportunities and seek advice from our colleagues on cases, policies and procedures.

Please remember, if you respond to an official AFA message with a question or comment that is only pertinent to you, be sure to only address your question or comment to charity@azfid.org

To help you acquire the full benefits of the AFA's membership list serve. Here are a few refreshers:

1. To send a message to the entire list, address your e-mail to azfid@lists.elder-law.com

2. If you want to sign up for the list serve, send a message to Charity at charity@azfid.org

3. If you sign up but don't get any e-mails, it might be that your office spam blocker has snared the list server. Double-check with your systems administrator to see if messages are being summarily discarded, quarantined or rejected. If that is not the case, it is possible (not too common, though) that your Internet Service Provider has blocked the list server address. E-mail charity@azfid.org and we'll try to sort it out.

4. You can go online to review old messages, to change your e-mail address, to set your account to not receive mail while you're on vacation, and to perform other management tasks. Go to www.lists.elder-law.com/read/?forum=azfid