Want to be office mates?

That’s one of the benefits on offer as you consider the fact that the State Bar of Arizona has some excellent office space available for lease.

The three-story building at 4201 N. 24th Street in Phoenix has many amenities, including a central location, ample parking and ready access to the Bar’s many benefits and services, including its brand-spanking-new Daniel J. McAuliffe CLE Center.

I’m no real estate mogul or anything, but I’m told there are great possibilities available. On this Change of Venue Friday, though, I also can recommend the space because of its proximity to Arizona Attorney Magazine and its award-winning staff.

Of course, we at the magazine welcome interactions with all Bar members, anytime. But lawyers who office in the building might drop by on occasion to make suggestions, pitch stories, or even share a cup of coffee. We like coffee quite a bit, and conversation about law and law practice just as much.

Some detail about the real estate opportunity is here. To see the complete (and well-designed!) flier, click here.

Your next step, if curious, is to contact my wonderful colleague Lisa Bormaster Fontes (602.340.7230 and lisa.bormaster@staff.azbar.org). Lisa is much closer to a real estate mogul than I am, which means she will actually be able to answer your questions.

And for what it’s worth, she’d be great to share a coffee break with, too.

Have a terrific weekend. Here’s hoping I see you by the mailbox some morning.

Bigger and better than ever.

I know that sounds like puffery, but we folks at Arizona Attorney Magazine are entitled to a bit of that. For this month, we published one of our biggest issues ever—and it includes our Expert Witness Guide.

The Guide is a special advertising section found in our March issue, and kudos go to our in-house advertising experts, Lisa Bormaster Fontes and Kate Cortez. They worked long and hard to make the Guide a must-read section, one that Arizona lawyers will want to rip out and save. You can go straight to the Guide by clicking here.

So valuable has our Guide become that I try to include some editorial content so that all of our magazine resources may complement each other. (You can read here our new-expert-witness rules article from the March issue, written by Lewis and Roca lawyers Brian Pollock and Tore Mowatt-Larrsen.)

The opening of our expert-witness rules article, March 2012

Here is more information about the Guide, courtesy of a State Bar of Arizona press release:

Contact: Tim Eigo, Arizona Attorney Editor
Phone: 602.340.7310, Mobile: 602.908.6991
Email: tim.eigo@staff.azbar.org

Arizona Attorney Magazine Publishes 2012 Expert Witness Guide

PHOENIX – March 1, 2012 – The March 2012 issue of Arizona Attorney magazine features the tenth annual Expert Witness Guide.

The Arizona Attorney Expert Witness Guide is a free resource to attorneys and others who are seeking experts to assist with complicated legal cases in specific fields, including construction, medical, engineering, technology,  insurance, real estate, vocational rehabilitation, and accounting.

The Expert Witness Guide provides descriptions and contact information for more than one hundred industry, technical and professional experts in 82 categories.

Other constituents who will find the Expert Witness Guide an excellent resource include community organizations seeking speakers to explain complex issues and news reporters seeking industry experts as knowledgeable sources for crime and court stories.

Access the Expert Witness Guide for free at the Arizona Attorney website. Click on the button labeled “Expert Witness Guide” on the right side to go straight to the special section. Or click on the cover of the magazine to reach the complete issue.

Arizona Attorney is the official magazine of the State Bar of Arizona. Published monthly and delivered to every attorney and judge in the state, circulation is just over 23,000. The magazine provides articles on substantive law issues, legal trends and feature profiles.

Ask an editor about the wonderful advantages that may befall him or her, and you’re likely to get a pretty short list: 

    • Writers who know what a strong lede and a hard deadline are.
    • Stories that are short, sharp and shockingly well written.
    • Readers who respond and tell our masters we deserve a raise.
    • Declining prices for gin.
    • Superb ad sales people.

You thought I’d stop at gin, didn’t you? But no. Ad people are terrific partners in this story-dissemination business. Or at least they can be.

Lisa Bormaster

I’ve been blessed to work with terrific people on the ad side over the years. In my former life at the Orange County Business Journal or other assorted publications, the ad staff was professional and always a pleasure.

Here at Arizona Attorney Magazine, Drew Williamson was my partner in crime (and civil) stories for almost 10 years. And I was sorry a few months ago to see him decide to strike out on his own.

But we were very fortunate when Lisa Bormaster entered the picture. She comes to us with a remarkable amount of experience. She is bursting with great ideas. And she’s a true pleasure to work with.

Here is a press release that the State Bar of Arizona just issued on Lisa’s arrival. We look forward to putting out great products together.

State Bar Announces Lisa Bormaster Fontes as Advertising Sales Manager

PHOENIX – July 11, 2011 – The State Bar of Arizona, the State’s attorney regulation and consumer protection agency, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Bormaster Fontes to the position of advertising sales manager for Arizona Attorney Magazine.

Bormaster Fontes brings 27 years of experience in advertising sales and sales management from both print and digital media to the State Bar. Her robust track record of outstanding revenue and strategic publishing experience will be a significant driving force in continuing to grow the Arizona Attorney brand, along with non-member revenues. Bormaster Fontes comes to the State Bar from American City Business Journals, where she served as president and publisher at the Dallas Business Journal from 2008 and at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for 10 years, prior to that.

“We are pleased to add Lisa to the management team at the State Bar. We will leverage Lisa’s experience from the advertising and publishing industries to help shape the future direction of Arizona Attorney Magazine, said Rick DeBruhl, Chief Communications Officer. “She brings an important and unique opportunity that will meet and exceed our customers’ diverse needs,” he added.

Bormaster Fontes will develop, implement and manage the State Bar of Arizona’s advertising sales strategy from a business, sales, and legal perspective to ensure continued growth of non-member revenues and customer relations.

Link to the online news release here.