Arizona Attorney Magazine Shares Readers' Ideas on Changing State Law in September 2010 issue

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  • Phoenix-Mesa, AZ (1888PressRelease) September 29, 2010 - The inaugural Legal Ideas Issue of Arizona Attorney magazine features reader responses to its query on what changes they would make to law or policy.

    Arizona Attorney magazine asked Arizona lawyers and legal leaders what they would change in the legal world. Readers finished the magazine's "There ought to be a law" query with direct, witty and occasionally surprising solutions to legal matters in Arizona. All the responses are published in the September issue.

    Arizona Attorney is available to anyone for free online by visiting the magazine homepage at and clicking on the image of the magazine cover.

    Taking an environmentally conscious position, Anja K. Wendel of Phoenix said, "There ought to be a law that requires cities and towns to charge you for the trash you send to the dump, and credit you for trash you send to recycling."

    Garry Grundy offered the surprising recommendation that the state establish a candidate lottery, which would randomly designate registered voters as members of the Arizona Legislature for a period of time. Similar to jury duty, the lottery would guarantee a broad array of legislator experience and "best honor Arizona's populist tradition."

    And a straightforward response came from Jim Mackie of Tucson, as he wrote, "There ought to be a law against driving with an animal in your lap."

    "Arizona lawyers have a wealth of legal knowledge and common sense," said Arizona Attorney Editor Tim Eigo. "We asked them to use both for this first annual issue, and we were not disappointed."

    In their attempt to "improve the legal landscape," readers shared their ideas with the magazine - and the magazine is now sharing them with you.

    Arizona Attorney magazine is published 11 times per year by the State Bar of Arizona. It provides articles on substantive legal issues, professional trends and feature profiles.

    The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar includes approximately 16,000 active attorneys and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. Since 1933 the Bar and its members have been committed to serving the public by making sure the voices of all people in Arizona are heard in our justice system.

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