Leaving the office early is rarely a bad thing (unless a security guard and personal items in a cardboard box are involved). And it’s especially a pleasure when you’re heading out to a celebratory event.
This evening Snell & Wilmer is hosting a gathering to honor the lawyers whose hard work comprised the Top 10 civil verdicts of 2009, as reported in the June issue of Arizona Attorney.
I’ll get to say a few words tonight, and I’m used to touting the magazine. But on this annual occasion, I have to toss all the plaudits toward our author, Snell lawyer Kelly Wilkins MacHenry.
Kelly’s been researching and writing this feature story for six years now. And it was she who first contacted the magazine years ago, offering to do all the really hard parts on a story we had wanted to do for awhile.
Many may believe that this data are simply sitting around waiting to be transcribed. But that is far from the truth. Kelly has to dig far and wide to get at those nuggets of truth. Her work leads to a remarkable product, and we thank her again for serving our readers so well.
But now I’m off to Snell, where I expect great conversation, and the chance to raise a toast to some Arizona lawyers.