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The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park was the site of the first annual YLD picnic.

You’ve got to love it when a plan comes together.

That must have been what the State Bar of Arizona Young Lawyers Division thought this past Sunday, when a large group of attorneys—and their families—gathered for a picnic and networking.

The venue was the McCormick–Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale, and all reports are that the kids (and those who are kids at heart) had a great time. For those for whom the evocative blast of a railroad horn is not a draw, here’s what else was available: food, games, bouncy houses, cotton candy, chair massages.

Yes, I said chair massages (which probably felt great after time inside the bouncy houses).

chair massage: A Bar event was never quite so soothing.The event wouldn’t have been possible without the support of a few corporate sponsors:

There are some more photos of the event (courtesy of my colleague Lisa Bormaster) at the Arizona Attorney Facebook page.

Picnic attendees chat with representatives from sponsor John Driscoll & Company.

Picnic attendees chat with representatives from sponsor John Driscoll & Company.

Some timely news from the State Bar of Arizona:

This Thursday, join the Young Lawyers Division and Mentor Committee of the State Bar, Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section, Arizona Black Bar Association, the Committee on Minorities & Women in the Law and Arizona Jewish Lawyers Association for happy hour and networking at The Capital Grille in North Scottsdale. Free hors d’oeuvres will be served. This is a great opportunity to network and get to know other lawyers.

A special thank you to The Capital Grille for generously contributing hors d’oeuvres for this event.

Here are the details:

Who: The State Bar of Arizona’s Young Lawyer Division, Sole Practitioner & Small Firm Section, and Mentor Committee;  Arizona Black Bar Association; Committee on Minorities & Women in the Law; and Arizona Jewish Lawyers Association

What: Networking and free appetizers

When: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 6:00-8:30 pm

Where: The Capital Grille, 16489 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 85254


Click here or here for a map of The Capital Grille’s location.

This Thursday evening, the State Bar of Arizona will participate once again in a successful gathering that brings together various industries.

Joining with the Arizona Society of CPAs and the Risk Management Association of Arizona, the Bar aims to bring together lawyers and representatives of industries that affect their practices.

In past years, bankers, valuation experts, law-office management firms and marketing professionals were among the firms participating. Last year, almost 300 people attended.

The event will be held at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Registration includes admission to the event and art gallery, appetizers and a drink receipt.

The event’s signature sponsor is Van Hansen & Company.

Event Sponsors are:

Register online through the ASCPA by clicking here.

Here is the information. I hope to see you there:

Date: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011

Time: 5:30-8:00

Place: Tempe Center for the Arts

700 W Rio Salado Pkwy.

Tempe, AZ 85281-5293

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