Great events and great ideas: That’s a combination we all enjoy.
As we’re about to pass the midpoint of 2010, we at the magazine also get
ready for a few events.
One is the State Bar Convention. Besides being a venue where you can get
loads of CLE at a pretty good price in seriously cool surroundings (end of
advertising here), we also love the added benefits:
fellowship (OK, networking), and exchanging
As you decide where to find both at the June
Convention, be sure to attend the Wednesday
evening wine-and-music event. Granted, there’s
no actual CLE there, but there will be the chance
to see the amazing work of many visual artists
who submitted to this year’s Creative Arts
Competition. And did I mention the wine and
music? It doesn’t get much better than that.
Also new at the Convention: Enhanced coverage by Arizona Attorney
At past conventions we’ve garnered great story ideas (and authors). But
publishing stories in the print magazine about the Convention itself has been
limited by the expense and time required.
This year, it will be different, via various social media channels—and we’re
looking for the help of lawyers who expect to attend (yes, you’ll have to be
registered as an attendee).
So if you would like to tweet from a session, you can do that. Or if you’d
like to contribute a longer piece to our Convention Daily, we’ll help you get
that word out too. Here’s how:
1. Anyone can post on Twitter about the event, even before it starts. Just be
sure to include the hashtag #AzBarCon in every Convention-related post
so others can read all the posting at a glance.
2. If you’d like to write something longer, we may have the outlet. For the
duration of the Convention, we will turn the magazine blog into our
Convention Daily, and we’d like to have coverage from various sessions and
events. (We can’t be everywhere— Help a reporter out!)
3. Photos? Sure. They can be uploaded via Twitpic or sent to me for posting
on Convention Daily or on our Facebook page, which also will stream
What are we looking for? Posts about upcoming sessions, about a seminar
that just finished, or about affiliated events (keynote speakers, the silent auction, Lawyers in Transition, etc.) are all welcome. Our goal is finding what’s
new, different, insightful and interesting.
Convention Daily posts can even have your byline (if you’d like) or can be
anonymous. (All posts, of course, are subject to editing.)
Interested? Intrigued? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. There
is no pay in the work, but coffee, tea, the occasional baked good?
All are “on me” during the Convention for our social media correspondents.
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That’s a great event, but the great idea It may well be yours.
In a fall issue, we will publish our Ideas Issue, dedicated to
the thinking of Arizona lawyers.
Each idea will be brief—aim for about 150 words. And
they could be on anything: jury instructions, immigration, patent
processes, admiralty rules, document storage “in the cloud,”
ethics and professionalism, malpractice insurance, war crimes. You
name it. Send us your (im)modest proposals.
“There ought to be a law.” We’ve all said it. Now you can
give a thumbnail account of an idea that could transform the profession—or even the country.
Send Ideas to email@example.com. And here’s an
idea: Submit by the end of June. AZ AT
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