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Valentine's Day Roundup

Everyone loves a love story, even lawyers. From around the blogosphere, here's a roundup of Valentine's Day-related stories:

Partners in law and life: The idea of husband and wife attorneys working at the same firm is no longer unusual these days, as firms are eliminating policies that bar couples from firms, according to the National Law Journal. It seems that working in the same office is one of the best ways to spend time together given the long hours that law practice demands.

Romance 101 for lawyers: South Florida lawyer Hugo Alvarez shares his story of how he proposed to his wife here. After dating her for two years, Alvarez created a fictitious lawsuit and had his then-girlfriend served with a subpoena for a deposition -- and she asked him to represent her. At the deposition, Alvarez had the opposing counsel question his girlfriend, and when counsel reached the question series' arc, Alvarez took over, dropped to his knee and presented a ring. The couple still has the actual deposition transcript to document the day.

And for the less romantically-inclined this weekend...

If you've got 60 minutes, you can get a divorce: The ABA Journal reports on the "60 Minute Divorce," the brainchild of New York's Brodsky Law Firm. Essentially, married couples seeking to separate can show up at the law firm, pick up a $10 gift card for lunch at McDonald's or Starbucks and enjoy a final awkward meal together while the firm prepares a $699 divorce ($299 for the divorce, with the rest for filing, process and court fees). After lunch, the couple returns to the office, signs the paperwork and splits.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on February 13, 2009 at 02:21 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)


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