Tuesday, December 14, 2010
It's OK to Love Your Lawyer
The site has now launched their ATL Courtship Connections in DC where the editors of the prolific blog try to match young single lawyers with likeminded barristers. After your date, participants are asked to share the juicy gossip with your locker buddies at Above the Law who post the sordid details online.
It made me nervous. What if is this the beginning of the end of legal blogs? If a legal blog run by ivy leaguers is resorting to setting up and then writing about make out sessions, what chance do the rest of us have in retaining readers. I, for one, am appalled. The practice of law is a noble profession. As such, we should adhere to the highest bounds of grace and civility. We at the Nutmeg Lawyer would never stoop so low. Unlike ATL, Nutmeg Lawyer posts bring our readers only well researched legal developments and acute analysis of the law. We would never stoop to such frivolity. One need only read our past posts like "Treadmill Desks" , "Lawyer Lessons from Lady Gaga" and "Everything I learned about being a lawyer, I learned from the Mafia." For shame, ATL. For shame.
Then again, who are we to judge the purveyors of love. If you are among the naysayers, shame on you too. Simply put, you are a murderer of love. Why shouldn't a legal blog also serve as a dating service? I for one, applaud ATL's cupid like efforts in the art of amore.Then again, to my knowledge, the editors at Above the Law don't actually practice law. I don't know how much interaction they have with attorneys on a daily basis. Attorneys are a miserable bunch. Do we really want to encourage the pairing of lawyers. But maybe you do want to find love in this crazy world. Maybe ATL can help you.So how do you do it? you ask? You didn't ask. Well, let me tell you anyway.
The first step is to fill out a survey with standard questions like name, age, sexual orientation, who is your favorite, legal character, would you rather date a donkey or an elephant, and where would you like to go on your courtship date? The next step is to let magic take its course. You are then asked to share the juicy gossip with your locker buddies at Above the Law who will post the sordid details online.
Sounds good. I would like to offer my lawyer friend Larry to the mix.
Do you enjoy suing people? I am a middle-aged recently divorced divorce lawyer looking for like-minded litigious lover. First part proposes dinner at mutually agreed upon location with expense of said dinner to be borne by both parties in the "Dutch" fashion. First party agrees to provide compensation for any alcoholic drinks served to second party, if it appears such compensation will result in the party of the first part getting lucky with the party of the second part. First party also agrees to reimburse second party for cab fare. PS I drive a Chrysler Le Baron covertible and recently had an ear pierced.
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