Monthly Archives: June 2015

Help Keep Kids Fed All Summer at Your Local Food Bank

Tough times affect everyone to some degree, and for those living in poverty, the summer months are the most difficult to manage. Arizona ranks third in the country for children facing food insecurity, behind New Mexico and Mississippi, with 456,000 children dealing with hunger on a daily basis. Two million people in Arizona are currently living below the Federal Poverty Guideline, and these are the people receiving emergency food assistance. The summer months are especially difficult, because electricity bills are … Read More

Arizona Laws You Won’t Believe Still Exist

While Arizona has been a hotbed for controversial legislation over the past several years, resulting in protests and heated debates, there are other laws that have stayed on the books for years that continue to exist, but luckily, not enforced. Here’s a look at some state and local laws in Arizona that (believe it or not) are still enforceable: Want to get rid of the cactus in your yard? You could face up to 25 years in prison for cutting … Read More

Most Common Types of Sexual Harassment

In recent years, more and more cases of sexual harassment have been in the spotlight involving celebrities. Most cases, however, involved everyday people in their work environment. Here’s a look at the two main categories of sexual harassment that take place in the workplace and how to protect yourself. Quid Pro Quo Harassment This is the type that most people tend to think about when the subject arises. It has been portrayed on TV and in the movies for a … Read More

Top Ten Movie Lawyers

While the heroes of the American Revolution paved the way for a new form of law and government, it’s often the stars of the big and small screen that inspire many would-be barristers to attend law school. Here’s a list of the best throughout American cinema.   Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck), To Kill a Mockingbird Originating from Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name, Atticus has become a folk hero in legal circles. In a segregated southern … Read More

Wild West Lawyers

Although the outlaws get all the fame and attention from Hollywood, there were several lawyers who played major roles in the settlement and development of the Old West. Here’s a look at attorneys in the Wild West who played an influential role in our state’s history. Sarah Herring Sorin Mrs. Sorin was Arizona’s first woman attorney who began her practice alongside her father, Colonel Herring in the firm “Herring & Sorin.” The firm opened its doors in Tombstone originally before … Read More