Legal Humor Roundup for October 12, 2011

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It’s humpday and as good as any day to bring your gun to the bar. Except if you are a Tennessee lawmaker and the lead sponsor of a bill to legalize carrying that licensed gun into the bar. And you’re allegedly driving drunk with a Smith & Wesson next to you. That story, plus Namby Pamby covers for a senior partner, a woman goes stalking and blogs about it, and the ethics of using the credit cards of disruptive inmates. It’s the happy hour law review for Wednesday, October 12, 2011.

1The sponsor of a bill in Tennessee to make it legal to bring guns into bars has been arrested for driving under the influence. And possession of a Smith & Wesson .38 Special while under the influence. What’s the point of the bill now? | USA Today On Deadline

2The Namby Pamby has a post today that starts out, as he says, like most other innocuous requests: “a call to your cell phone as you are sitting peacefully at your desk diligently using for all of your legal research needs. He then finds out what it really means to “cover” and buy a senior partner some time on a case. | The Namby Pamby

3At least she’s represented. Police say a woman in Houston has called her ex-boyfriend more than 1,000 times in the last three months, including 146 times in one day. And allegedly smashed her ex-boyfriend’s windows with a a tire iron and five foot sword. Plus egged his house. When confronted by police, she told them just “read my blog, read my blog, it’s all there.” Apparently, it is all there, as police arrested her for felony stalking. |

4Federal officials are investigating a Philadelphia police officer who used inmates’ debit and credit cards to gas up and buy things for himself. According to press reports, though, he did have some rudimentary ethics, only taking the “cards of prisoners he thought were disruptive.” |

5Lowering the Bar has the latest in a new category for the site: needless 911 calls. As LtB reports via CBS Boston, a couple called 911 earlier this week after getting lost in a corn maze in Danvers, Massachusetts. Transcript excerpts included. | Lowering the Bar

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  • Associate in Distress

    When will unemployed Associates occupy Wall Street law firms?

    employed lawyer are cowering in fear: men are emasculated; a few years ago they were in demand and cocky: now they’re afraid of being let go . They get in early, work late and don’t complain. What kind of life is this?

    Women lawyers tolerate leers, “accidental” brushes against them in hallways and propositions that would have been unthinkable a few years ago.

    Partners who were polite and deferential are now swaggering and onscenely confident: by an accident of timing they have more power ver younger lives than some old sweat shop manager.

    Forget wall street! Occupy a big law firm! get free food! demand jobs!