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Like to draw? Get along well with others? Apply by June 10.

Looking for a unique opportunity to influence public policy in a state you care about?

On this Change of Venue Friday, I point you toward the fact that a new Redistricting Commissioner is being sought. There are a variety of qualifications to meet, and your deadline is Monday, June 10.

Below, I have included the language describing the position and including a link to the application.

If you read the newspaper, you know that the job is not without its, um, challenges, shall we say. The opening was created by the resignation of the Vice Chair. You could read more about that here.

Still interested, aren’t you? That’s what I like about attorneys: the dogged commitment to effective public policy!

Here’s the detail. Have a great weekend.

“Applications are currently being accepted by the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments for a vacancy on the Independent Redistricting Commission, which is charged with mapping Arizona’s congressional and legislative districts. This vacancy was created by the resignation of Commission Vice Chair Jose M. Herrera.”

“Residents of all Arizona counties are eligible to apply. To be eligible, applicants must be registered Arizona voters who have been continuously registered with the Democratic Party for the last three years. People who have held or run for a public office (other than a school board), served as an officer of a political party or a candidate’s campaign committee, or worked as a registered paid lobbyist during the past three years are not eligible.”

Application forms are available here, by calling (602) 452-3311, or at 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ.”

“Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2013.”

“Redistricting Commission members are barred from seeking or holding any public office in Arizona or for registration as a paid lobbyist during their term on the commission and for three years following.”

“The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review the applications and nominate a pool of three candidates. Representative Chad Campbell, Minority Leader in the Arizona House of Representatives, will appoint the new member of the Redistricting Commission.”

Mobile lawyer stories welcome here.

Should your lawyer app be here?

That’s the idea, anyway, for some upcoming articles we’re seeking for Arizona Attorney Magazine. This fall, we’d like to run content on:

  • Mobile lawyering
  • Lawyer and law firm apps

Is your practice improved by these tools? Have you had law practice success due to developing new mobile skills? Or has your firm developed an app that’s altered how you do business?

Contact me with your thoughts on app success (or its opposite). Write me at arizona.attorney@azbar.org.

Do you have a great story to tell but no time to tell it yourself? Contact me. Let’s talk. We may agree that the magazine should write a story about your topic, all without your lifting a finger (to type or even text).

And on a broader scale, we’d appreciate your thoughts on:

  • The role of apps in law practice
  • Ethical pitfalls to avoid in a mobile practice
  • How mobile tools have leveled the playing field between big firms and everyone else

See? So much to cover. Call, text or post; I’d love to talk with you.