Thursday, October 6th, 2011


The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office has just confirmed that Olivia Cortes has withdrawn from the recall election that has been called in regard to State Senate President Russell Pearce.

According to an email sent from that Office, “Mrs. Cortes will still be on the ballot, but there will be signs posted at the polls and posted on the Secretary of State’s site.”

Here is a news story about her withdrawal and some history of this race.

And here is the withdrawal form that Cortes signed:

 

Ashley Kasarjian

Hats off and hands together today for a lawyer, blogger and colleague who’s been honored for her blogging prowess.

Ashley Kasarjian is a lawyer at Snell & Wilmer whose blog—Employment and the Law—was just named the top labor and employment law blog for 2011.

Appropriately, Ashley announced the news on her blog.

The honor comes from Lexis Nexis, which knows quite a bit about lawyers and communications tools. Here is their announcement. That page also lists the top 25 labor and employment blogs.

Besides her busy day job and shoehorning in an award-winning blog, Ashley is also a valuable member of the Arizona Attorney Editorial Board. So that doubles my admiration.

The badge earned by Ashley

You’ll see this week that I’ve listed Ashley’s blog as the lead item in the magazine Blog Network. You can find it at the bottom of the AzAt News Center.

Now that you’ve bookmarked and/or subscribed to Ashley’s blog, you might choose to do the same with the News Center. It provides good stuff throughout the day, and it’s all curated right here at my desk.

And here’s one more step: If you want your blog listed, send me an email at arizona.attorney@azbar.org. I’ll get your content up there tout de suite. Or if you don’t blog yourself, feel free to suggest a blog for us to list. The more, the merrier.