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Coming Soon: Boston's 'Beautiful Lawyers'

Wendy_9thumbnail Back in June at my LawSites blog, I wrote about plans in Massachusetts to publish the first-ever Beautiful Lawyers calendar. It promised us 12 months of Massachusetts lawyers and judges, "decked out in glamorous attire and stunningly photographed in their 'natural element.'" Three months later, what's being billed as the "hottest calendar of the year" is almost here. It will be unveiled Oct. 1 at a launch party in Boston. But until then, no one's saying who made the cut -- well, almost no one.

As the Boston Business Journal first reported, the calendar was the brainchild of Howie Altholtz, an attorney and marketing director at Ruberto, Israel & Weiner in Boston. A portion of the profits will benefit Greater Boston Legal Services and participating lawyers' designated charities. Also pitching in is Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, which is helping to promote the project.

When the project's organizers first set out to solicit models for the calendar, they sought lawyers "who would appreciate the spirit of this unique project and be willing to donate the beauty of who they are -- inside and out -- for a good cause." At the time, Altholtz told the BBJ that two models had already been selected, one from Ropes & Gray and another from Fish & Richardson. Now Lawyers Weekly publisher David Yas provides a sneak preview on his blog The AffiDavid. The tantalizing thumbnail shows a sultry, wind-blown blond woman in a low-cut black dress. She is Wendy Savage, a lawyer with Liberty Mutual in Boston.

Savage's is the closest the calendar's photos of six women and six men come to a "pinup" pose, Yas writes. "Instead, they look like lawyers in their 'natural habitat': cooking, running, or hanging out with the kids." A bit more of a preview can be seen in the montage on the Beautiful Lawyers Web site, where one lawyer chops vegetables while another strums her guitar. And I thought a lawyer's natural habitat was either the office or the courtroom.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on September 10, 2008 at 12:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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