Posted Jun 02, 2010 06:34 pm CDT
We were fascinated this week by reports from the legal press about Facebook’s new automated community pages—the pages generated when someone fills out details about themselves as they flesh out their profile descriptions.
Apparently these pages are making image-conscious law firms a wee bit uncomfortable. Among the more distressing—or humorous, depending on your perspective—are profiles that have generated communities that include “bimbos” at Baker & McKenzie, “morlocks” at Latham & Watkins, and “slaves” at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, the National Law Journal and Above the Law note.
“For brand-conscious law firms, Facebook’s latest ‘innovation’ is a bit mortifying,” the NLJ observes.
This made us wonder about your profiles.
Specifically, what poetic, alliterative and not-so-nasty words would you use to describe your position at your law firm: Skadden Arps Star? Fabulous Baker & McKenzie Boy? Mainstay at McDermott Will?
Answer in the comments below.
Read answers to last week’s question: How Will You Spend Memorial Day?
Posted by JMB: “Our family will relax, enjoy time with neighbors, and maybe throw some burgers on the grill with friends. Since I have no trials this month or next, I’ll probably spend only an hour or two checking voicemails and e-mails. But the most important thing we will do is, as a family, run up our American flag and spend a few moments thinking and talking (with my 8-year-old son) about the origins and meaning of Memorial Day, and the bravery and commitment of those who serve and have served our country. (I now am a partner in a large firm, but when I had a small firm I made sure we gave our employees off on June 6 to commemorate—and think about—D-Day.) As a student of history as well as an attorney, I labor under no misimpression: without those who have fought and sometimes died for our freedoms, the legal system I (almost always) admire would itself look very different—and not at all in a good way.”