Judge Anne Fisher Segal Wins First Place in AZ Attorney Magazine Writing Contest

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Pima County Justice Court Judge Anne Fisher Segal was selected as a first place winner of a writing contest in Arizona Attorney Magazine, sponsored annually by the Arizona Bar Association.

http://judgeannesegal.com/ Judge Anne Fisher Segal , Justice of the Peace for Pima County Precinct One, was selected as a first place winner of a writing contest in Arizona Attorney Magazine, the monthly publication for attorneys and associated professionals. Though this magazine is normally a compendium of articles and essays concerning legal issues for lawyers, each year the Arizona Bar Association sponsors a creative arts competition for Arizona lawyers. Attorneys throughout the state are invited to submit photography, paintings, prose, and poetry for the competition.

Judge Segal won the categorical submission for humor in the May 2011 edition. Her fictional article, “The Last Carpool,” highlights the rules and responsibilities of a parent when transporting high school students on a field trip. Segal cites tongue-in-cheek rules forbidding parents from speaking, humming, or listening to NPR. She also reminds parents that they are not allowed to dress in clothes that jingle, garments with fringe, above-the-ankle socks, or anything that could be worn by the teenager.

“Any articles with elastic in the waist or a zipper will be seized and destroyed," Segal warns. "Cardigan and argyle are cute names for cats and the children of the former governor of Alaska, but otherwise cannot be known to the parent as clothing items."

Judge Segal points out that teenagers harbor a great deal of prejudice against their parents. “The adoration that previously twinkled in the eyes of a child now morphs into daggers of contempt and mortification as the SUV turns into the school parking lot. Cool parents never drive teenagers, only drive BMC sports coupes, have no neck wrinkles and are usually on trips to St. Moritz. All know them as ‘Cookie’ and ‘Skipper.’ They also only have cute three-year-olds and sons in medical school. Cool teenagers do not, of course, have parents. They live in haciendas with housekeepers who do their laundry." Parents are further cautioned that using terms such as “hook up” to meet or “thong” instead of flip-flop shoe will eliminate any chance they have of becoming Facebook friends with their offspring, “forever.”

Judge Anne Segal is a judge with the Pima County Justice Court and has been a licensed practitioner for more than 35 years. She and her husband, Dr. Robert Segal, live in the northern Pima County and are the parents of three children, Stephen, Brad and Bonnie.

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