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Super Lawyers: Burch & Cracchiolo

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The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. announced that 19 attorneys have been selected by Southwest Super Lawyers as top attorneys in Arizona for 2015. Fifteen attorneys have been recognized as Southwest Super Lawyers and four have attained the title of Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Burch & Cracchiolo’s 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers include: • Daniel… Read More →

Lawyers of Color names Shirley Mays to Power List

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Arizona Summit Law School announced that Dean Shirley Mays has been named to the Lawyers of Color’s Fourth Annual Power List, a comprehensive listing of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys.  Dean Mays was recently honored at a reception in Washington, D.C. recognizing her and other minority attorneys for their leadership. Dean Mays joined Arizona… Read More →

Az Business honors winners of Healthcare Leadership Awards

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Az Business magazine honored winners of the 2015 Healthcare Leadership Awards Thursday in front of a packed house at the Arizona Grand Resort. “The Healthcare Leadership Awards honor the women, men and institutions whose passion and innovation are saving lives, extending lives, and improving the quality of our lives,” said Cheryl Green, publisher for AZ… Read More →

Arizona Energy Consortium forms own organization

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After several years under the leadership of the Arizona Technology Council, the Arizona Energy Consortium (AEC) today announced the formation of its own 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Comprised of over 200 members, the AEC is the only all-encompassing energy group in Arizona. The AEC — co-chaired by Michelle De Blasi, an environmental and energy law… Read More →

Steptoe & Johnson adds Joseph Kiefer, Jason Porter

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Steptoe & Johnson LLP announced the arrivals of two new lawyers in the firm’s Phoenix office.   Joseph Kiefer is an attorney who focuses on trial litigation.  He represents large and small clients in insurance bad faith cases, commercial litigation, product liability, military law and criminal matters.  Mr. Kiefer has served as a third-party neutral in… Read More →

How to market yourself as a law student

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What does marketing have to do with law school and the legal profession? It’s a skill many attorneys learn to master throughout their careers, but it’s one skill law schools don’t teach. Learning to market yourself as a law student can help you land internships, externships, clerkships, and potentially, your first job. Get Connected If… Read More →

O’Connor House becomes Sandra Day O’Connor Institute

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O’Connor House is now the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute.  O’Connor House, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to solving complex issues through civil discourse and collaborative action.  In recognition of the need to continue to expand and enhance its endeavors, the Board of Directors voted to change the name of the organization from O’Connor House to… Read More →

Arizona Summit Law School among best for diversity

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Arizona  Summit Law School was named one of the “2015 Most Diverse Law Schools” in the United States by PreLaw Magazine. The private law school, located in downtown Phoenix, earned an A+ rating and was named among the top ten law schools for diversity by the publication, which regularly evaluates law schools across the country accredited by the American Bar… Read More →

What employers need to know to prevent workplace violence

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Stories of workplace violence — from Mesa to Paris and just about every city in between — seem to be never ending. Which begs the question, “How can employers work to keep their workplaces safe?” While there are no ironclad solutions for preventing all workplace violence, employers and employees alike can take a number of… Read More →

The Madness of March in the Workplace

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Over the course of the year, there are a lot of reasons to remind employers of potential pitfalls or the need for a workplace initiative: Avoid embarrassment and liability at the holiday party; harness New Year’s resolution to enroll employees in your wellness program; remind employees about harassment and the risks of dating a co-worker… Read More →

Squire Patton Boggs announces 40 promotions

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Squire Patton Boggs announced the promotion of 40 lawyers as partners and principals. The promotions are within most of the firm’s key practices and involve lawyers from 21 offices around the world. “I would like to congratulate all of our colleagues on their well-deserved promotions,” said Mark Ruehlmann, chair and global CEO of Squire Patton… Read More →

Gust Rosenfeld adds Mina Cerimagic to firm

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Gust Rosenfeld, PLC announced that Mina Cerimagic will join the firm on March 12, 2015.  Cerimagic concentrates her practice on litigation, specifically in the area of real estate litigation. “We are fortunate to welcome Mina to Gust Rosenfeld.  Our firm is always looking for top talent, and Mina brings an impressive resume of honors and… Read More →

Lisa Davis invited to Law360 Editorial Advisory Board

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Phoenix partner Lisa E. Davis has been invited to sit on Law360’s Life Science Editorial Advisory Board. The purpose of the editorial advisory board is to give feedback on Law360’s coverage and provide expert insight on how to shape future coverage. Davis practices in… Read More →

ASU named one of nation’s top law schools

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The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (ASU) ranks No. 26 among the nation’s leading law schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of graduate schools. The college moved up five spots in one year and is now in the top 13 percent of the 198 accredited law schools evaluated… Read More →