Over at Arizona Attorney Magazine, do you know what our primary job is?
Go ahead; I’ll give you a minute.
No, it does not involve copyediting People submissions, or reviewing discipline entries for misspelled words (Remember: Commingling has two “m”s.) Those are important parts of the job. But the bulk of our day is focused on … ideas.
I know, that sounds pretty ethereal. But it’s true. There may be a thousand topics we cover on a recurring basis, and we always strive to cover them in new ways. And that search for a new angle—a new way of seeing—is hard work.
Yesterday, I had a terrific lunch with two lawyers. Hmmm, that doesn’t sound like hard work. Let me start again.
Over lunch, two smart lawyers and I spoke at length about law practice and Arizona. And in the midst of it—somewhere between the salad and the coffee—a few intriguing ideas emerged.
I am not going to reveal the ideas; that will be for a future issue of Arizona Attorney. But I would like to encourage some thinking—and communicating—by you.
It’s likely that you have seen something in the magazine that spurs you to think of another article. Or perhaps you’ve spotted a great topic that we’ve missed the boat on, or failed to cover entirely.
When that happens, call me (602-340-7310; cell 602-908-6991). Too personal? Post a comment below. Too public? Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Too direct? Tweet it my way (@azatty). Too modern-day? Fax me (602-416-7510). (Recently, a colleague joked that within my email signature, there are nine ways to get hold of me; I’m looking to add a 10th.)
You probably get the picture: I just want to hear from you about your idea. And if you want, we could even meet for coffee and a nosh—my treat.Follow @azatty