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ASU Alumni Law Group gives graduates real world experience

ASU Alumni Law Group gives graduates real world experience

A few years back, Douglas J. Sylvester, dean of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, toured the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, and he returned with a vision on how to stem the obturations facing recent graduates entering the legal fraternity: a shrinking pool of job offers, increased debt burdens, and lawyer skill preparedness for firms. The concept was in his words: “A teaching hospital for law school graduates,” with its direction and management to provide affordable legal services to underserved members of the community as my responsibility and charge.

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Legislature should forget ideological battles and focus on making Arizona more attractive

Legislature should forget ideological battles and focus on making Arizona more attractive

Another legislative session is completed. The Republican majority has again failed to work with Democrats for the common good in Arizona. Many of us hoped the bipartisan efforts in 2013 would lead to an increased focus on substantive issues like fixing CPS, restoring the massive cuts to education or passing meaningful ethics reform. Instead, Republicans have concentrated on a strategy of appealing to the most extreme elements of their party to the detriment of Arizona’s children, businesses and workers.

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Solid, productive session for small business

Solid, productive session for small business

The 51st Arizona Legislature’s Second Regular Session was solid and productive for the National Federation of Independent Business with Arizona’s small business owners scoring gains on taxes and regulatory reform while turning back troubling efforts to unlevel the playing field for small business in economic development.

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