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Texas Law Firm Gives New Partners the Boot, Literally

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Houston-based law firm Susman Godfrey has a ritual for new partners.

After the first partners meeting, the newbies are escorted to Western stores in Houston where they are fitted for a new pair of cowboy boots, report Texas Lawyer’s Tex Parte Blog and the Am Law Daily.

Houston partner Neal Manne is the lawyer who supervises the shopping trips. He told Tex Parte he doesn’t remember when he first started the tradition. “I just thought it would be fun,” he said.

Daniel Charest, one of five new partners at the firm, told the blog that he just received his new pair of Lucchese boots in the mail this week. Charest, a Maine transplant who works in the firm’s Dallas office, said it’s not his first pair of cowboy boots, but it’s his best pair.

“It’s really cool,” Charest said, “because it’s a Texas firm at heart, but also draws people from all over.”

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