Feb. 2013: How good lawyers don't write like lawyers.

Feb. 2013: How good lawyers don’t write like lawyers.

Yesterday I renewed a holiday tradition of noting great previous work that has appeared recently in Arizona Attorney Magazine.

Today I continue with what I think was some stellar work from 2013.

In February, the inimitable Bob McWhirter gave us another of his illustrated histories, this one titled “Writing Maketh an Exact Man: How Good Lawyers Don’t Write Like Lawyers.

Thanks to the vision of attorney and Editorial Board member Connie Mableson, our March issue contained our diverse coverage of online law issues.

March 2013: Online Law

March 2013: Online Law

Then, in July/August, we had the opportunity to recognize a significant anniversary of the Arizona Bar Foundation—and in the process commission a cake that was beautiful and tasty (and that baffled our Accounting Department).

July/August 2013: A tasty anniversary

July/August 2013: A tasty anniversary

Finally, a Colorado attorney named Steve Kelson contacted me a few years ago about surveying Arizona lawyers about the violence that increasingly faces those in the legal profession. When all was said and done, we had a compelling article to publish in the November issue, which you can read here. And that led to other Bar initiatives and even recognition for the Bar’s engagement on the difficult topic.

Nov. 2013: Violence against the legal profession

Nov. 2013: Violence against the legal profession

That’s enough for today. Tomorrow, I share my picks for work deserving a second glance that we published this year, in 2014.