Monday, November 8th, 2010

The Dessert Honor Code of Ethics makes it clear that I am honor-bound to report on my dessert choice today. Let me explain.

Last week, I asked you to vote for the best choice for a sweet item I could bring to a State Bar of Arizona potluck. Potlucks not being one of my strong suits, I was hoping that others could point me in the right direction.

Dom DeLuise

Well, I got a few responses. Cobbler won by a nose. But I also had some people check “Other” but not elaborate further. And then I received some quizzical e-mail ideas. By the time I was finished crunching the data, I was more confused than when I began.

So I went with chocolate.

More accurately, my 9-year-old daughter Thea and I went with chocolate. Last night, we baked a chocolate Bundt cake. It’s called Death by Chocolate, and the recipe comes from actor (and eater) Dom DeLuise (who died just last year) and his cookbook Eat This: It’ll Make You Feel Better (and it did!).

(If you want the recipe, I can provide it. But I warn you that it includes three versions of chocolate goodness, and it is not good for you!)

Apologies to the cobbler people who feel the election may have been stolen (but at least it wasn’t stollen).

Here are a few photos (in an hour, I’m hoping it will be devoured). I thought the knife added a nice touch.

From the State Bar of Arizona (and Arizona Attorney Magazine):


Contact: Tim Eigo, Arizona Attorney Editor,
Phone: (602) 340-7310, Mobile: (602) 908-6991


New ADR & Mediation Guide Featured in Arizona Attorney

PHOENIX – Nov. 8, 2010 – Arbitration, the trial alternative, has seen significant changes in recent years, and Arizona Attorney magazine covers them in its November issue with two articles in a special feature. The magazine also has launched its first-annual ADR & Mediation Guide in the issue.

Providing lawyers with guidance in arbitration this month are two stories. The first article was written by Mark E. Lassiter, a partner at Davis Miles PLLC, who heads the Tempe firm’s Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department.

In “Arizona’s New Revised Uniform Arbitration Act,” Lassiter highlights the major and unique features of Arizona’s RUAA, the Arizona case law that is now effectively overruled by it, and how it will change the landscape of Arizona arbitration law and practice. The RUAA is considered to be the most sweeping reform of Arizona arbitration law in almost a half century.

The second article, “Security, Predictability, Enforceability,” written by Mark A. Nadeau and Kate E. Frenzinger of DLA Piper, explores international commercial arbitration in Arizona.

In addition, Arizona Attorney magazine’s first-annual ADR & Mediation Guide will assist attorneys and their practice. The guide of professionals working in all aspects of ADR is a valuable resource for those seeking an arbitrator or mediator.

“We are committed to providing practice-ready tools that assist lawyers in their day-to-day work,” said Tim Eigo, Arizona Attorney Editor. “We are confident that these articles and our inaugural special guide will be saved and used by Arizona attorneys.”

Arizona Attorney magazine is published 11 times per year by the State Bar of Arizona. It provides articles on substantive legal issues, professional trends and feature profiles.

All the stories and the inaugural Guide are available here.