Category Archives: Entertainment/Fiction

Chatelaine 80th Anniversary

Congrats to Chatelaine magazine on their 80th anniversary issue.  For those who have not heard of it before, Chatelaine is a magazine “for Canadian women.”  I couldn’t find the piece I just read online, but in the magazine, there is a feature called “80 women to watch” which was a fantastic read.  I found at least 3 lawyers/former lawyers in the mix.

It’s only $1.99 at the newstands this month, well worth the price!! 

Or, go to http://en.chatelaine.com/english/index.jsp and browse around.  They have a section (http://en.chatelaine.com/english/celebration/article.jsp?content=20080319_114414_6448) showing their past covers and I just LOVE the old illustrated ones.  Bring those back!!!!!

 

Another lawyer and hairstyle scandal

Did you read the news about Heather Mills tossing/pouring/hurling a jug(?) of water over the head of Paul McCartney’s lawyer?

The lawyer’s name is Fiona Shackleton and she is famous for representing Prince Charles in his divorce. I’m sure she appreciates what Sir Paul had to go through now!

Here is a follow up article in the Telegraph discussing Ms. Shackleton’s look. And another. And one from the Daily Mail with lots of pictures.

Apparently a wet, sexy lawyer is something to write about.

Do you recall the other lawyer and hairstyle scandal?  Geez louise!

Swinton Wins Academy Award For Best Supporting Actress In Female Lawyer Role

Tilda Swinton, in a role that I previously talked about here, has just won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.  In the movie Michael Clayton, she plays the chief counsel for a large company.  

I wonder if anything I’ve done as a lawyer in my career so far can be Academy Awards material…

Well, there’s always tomorrow!

Hillary Clinton at Yale

The Kansas City star has an article about Hillary Clinton’s years at Yale Law School and how it shaped her career afterwards.  Since she met Bill there, I wonder if they ever studied together.  I wonder if they made their own outlines and flashcards.  I wonder if they ever played “Strip Flashcards” –as in you have to take off an article of clothing every time you miss an answer to question.

Hahaha 🙂

A female prosecutor in real life and a couple in the movies

There is a list of female prosecutors in the movies if you scroll to the bottom of The Scotman’s profile on author and former assistant district attorney Linda Fairstein by Jackie McGlone.  But if you don’t read the profile, you would be missing out because she has accomplished a lot in her career which began at a time when female prosecutors were few in numbers. 

For Law & Order fans out there, this excerpt may interest you:

If all of this sounds like an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, then that’s because the excellent TV series is based on the ground-breaking work and distinguished career of Fairstein, who pioneered the use of DNA evidence to identify sex offenders. Her unique Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit (SCPU) was established in 1974 for victims of domestic, sexual and child abuse and she was its director for more than 25 years.

Indeed, Fairstein’s alter ego in Law & Order – Assistant DA Alex Cabot, whose initials are a homage to Fairstein’s own fictional heroine, Alex Cooper – is played by the icily glamorous Stephanie March, who shadowed Fairstein to see how her work was done.

After reading this article, I plan on looking for her books right away!  She, and her protagonist, seem like feisty and empowered women. 

New magazine for lawyers with style (or lawyers who wish they had style?)

There’s a new magazine called Precedent: the new rules of law and style. They call it “Ontario’s first independent legal magazine for young lawyers.”

Celebrity lawyers: Gloria Allred, Blair Berk, and Laura Wasser

New York Daily News has an article on these ladies who rep some of the biggest names in showbiz.  I always thought that entertainment law was fun.  Oh, if I could be a fly on the wall of these lawyer’s offices!  The stories I would hear!  (Or maybe it’s just like any other law office? “Please do a memo to opposing counsel. The letter to read as follows…blah, blah, blah.”)

I’ll be keeping my eye out for these lawyers because their cases probably involve big messes that their clients have gotten themselves into and are probably trying to hush up — that means juicy gossip!