BOARD OF GOVERNORS SEPTEMBER MEETING REVIEW
The State Bar of Arizona Board of
Governors held a regular meeting on
September 28, 2012, in Phoenix. To
see the complete minutes go to
3 The President called the meeting
to order at 8: 30 a.m.
3 President’s Report—President
Amelia Craig Cramer noted that
the Board had an invitation
in their materials to attend the
60th anniversary celebration of
Community Legal Services at
the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S.
Courthouse on October 25.
President Cramer reviewed the
new agenda format that has
action/vote items first with
discussion regarding any policy
issues after presentations.
3 CEO/Executive Director
Report—John Phelps provided
a lengthy quarterly report that
covered the first half of the
year. Each specific goal refers
to a goal listed in his 2012
performance plan as approved
by the board.
3Mr. Phelps introduced the
Employee of the Quarter,
Alberto Rodriguez, stating that
he is a creative member of the
Communications team and is key
to the outreach into the Hispanic
community, working closely with
the local media. The board congratulated Mr. Rodriguez for
3Richard Coffinger thanked the
board and staff for all the condolences his family received due to
the tragic loss of his son-in-law
in an automobile accident.
3 Consent Agenda—President
Cramer asked if anything was to
be deleted from the Consent
Agenda. Hearing nothing, the
board voted unanimously to
accept the agenda.
3 Appointments Committee—
Chair Bryan Chambers reported:
3 Arizona Supreme Court
the Arizona Supreme Court,
for its consideration and ulti-
mate selection, the following
six candidates: Zachary Cain;
Elizabeth Feldman; Rodney
Galarza; John O’Neal;
Raymond Woo and Anica
3Mr. DeBruhl stated how important it is to understand the
underlying issues. He suggested
creating “The Arizona Plan” and
having a repository of information to be distributed or available.
The board discussed at length the
idea of a website and its contents.
The plan will return next month
for a vote.
3ARIZONA ATTORNEY Editorial
Board—Editor Tim Eigo
reviewed the key to publication
success, which begins with the
reader and content that is high-quality, credible, balanced and
3 95 percent of Arizona lawyers
read the magazine.
3 29 percent of readers save each
issue for future reference.
3 21 percent of readers pass
articles on to others.
347 percent discuss with others
articles and items they’ve read.
3Our members spend 37
minutes reading every issue.
Articles come to the Editorial
Board in several ways: Authors
contact the Editor or Editorial
Board members with queries;
authors send in outlines and story
ideas; authors send in complete
articles for review. The Editor
gathers articles/queries as they
arrive (he communicates the
process and often asks authors
some initial questions; articles
are transmitted to board
members for their review and
Hon. Randall Howe, Editorial
Board Chair, reviewed the process
undertaken to decide what goes
in the magazine. The Editorial
Board meets monthly to discuss
articles and other story ideas.
They have robust debates and
work until consensus is achieved.
They understand busy readers,
competing publications and what
it takes to be nationally recognized. ARIZONA ATTORNEY will
continue to publish quality
credible content and to deliver
it in whatever medium readers
prefer, including increasing use