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Gifts for Lawyers: A Guide to the Guides

Unsure what to get that special lawyer on your holiday shopping list? If so, then where better to turn for gift-giving advice than another lawyer? No Scrooges these, several lawyers have made their lists (and checked them twice) of the perfect gifts for the lawyer in your life. The lists are heavy on the gadgets, but also include clothing, appliances, books and cartoons.

Beb8_freeloader_pro_solar_charger_iphone_embed The 2009 Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers. Now in its fifth year, Reid Trautz's annual guide is becoming as much a holiday tradition as eggnog and bad office parties. We will forgive him the inclusion of his own book, given that this is his list. While the more studious among you may be tempted by his suggestion of Black's Law Dictionary for the iPhone, I'll take a FreeLoader Pro Solar Charger, so I need never see my iPhone run out of juice.

M_pdx30bl 2009 TechnoLawyer Holiday Gift Guide. TechnoLawyer's list is short -- just three items -- but it excuses its brevity by offering "items for people with discerning taste." The list includes a top-of-the-line GPS device and a mid-level pair of earbuds. Needing neither, I'll gladly accept the third item on the list, the Yamaha PDX-30 speaker dock for iPod and iPhone.

Gift guide shoe Best Gifts for Patent Attorneys 2009. You need not be a patent lawyer -- or a lawyer of any kind, for that matter -- to appreciate the items on this list, compiled by Stephen Albainy-Jenei at Patent Baristas. Patent lawyers being geeky, this list has plenty of gadgets. But, for that female patent lawyer on your shopping list, there is also a pair of $259 Giuseppe Zanotti women's pumps, direct from Italy.

Marshmallow blaster The Digital Edge: Tech Toys for the Holidays. Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson devote the latest episode of their podcast, The Digital Edge, to their suggestions of tech toys every lawyer would love to have. Their list features routers, e-book readers and a GPS watch, along with a marshmallow blaster and a shocking pen.

Mypetlawyer Last but not least, we must mention InventorSpot's list of the Top Ten Must-Have Toys for Christmas, if only to acknowledge its No. 10 pick and a perennial favorite gift among lawyer lovers and haters alike, My Pet Lawyer.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on November 30, 2009 at 03:08 PM | Permalink | Comments (6)


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