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October 2, 2008

Boston’s “Beautiful Lawyer” Calendar is launched

Filed under: lawyer news or ethics,Procrastination Punditry — David Giacalone @ 3:50 pm

. Susan Friery, M.D., Esq. & Carol Abdelmesseh, Esq. .. 

We told you about the Boston-area 2009 Beautiful Lawyers Calendar back on September 13th. Its launch party was held last night, at Boston’s Revolution Rock Club, and the promised Photo Gallery is now online. The images presented may help keep our minds off of lawyers who smuggle heroin to imprisoned clients, or attempt to commit travel expense fraud.

In the Beautiful Lawyers Photo Gallery, you’ll currently find six of the Calendar lawyers in about a dozen different thumbnail-sized photos, most of which appear twice.

update (October 23, 2008): You can find 13 pictures from the calendar in today’s Boston Globe article “Calendar is Exhibit A in case for beautiful lawyers”, which includes a photo gallery.   And, see our post “wendy savage wendy savage” (October 23, 2008) for more on Ms. Savage and several of her namesakes.

You may recall that Howie Altholtz, the marketing director at the Boston law firm Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, spearheaded the calendar project. According to the Boston Channel, “The goal is to lighten up the image of Hub lawyers a bit and help out a few charities such as the MSPCA, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Rosie’s Place, the United Way and the American Cancer Society, all of which receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the calendar.”

Altholtz told the Boston Herald, “We were trying to capture the style and spirit of Mass. lawyers. We wanted people with really interesting stories and they are all from major, high-profile firms.”  “Calendar’s legal babes raise the bar” (Boston Herald, September 18, 2008)

If you’d like to see more (and much larger) images from the calendar, the Boston Channel website has an article, “Calendar Highlights Hub’s ‘Most Beautiful’ Lawyers” (WCVB tv, Sept. 29, 2008), that includes a six-photo slide show.  Liberty Mutual corporate counsel Wendy Savage again provides the pin-up glamor shot:

.. Wendy Savage, Esq.

mid-argument –
opposing counsel
crosses her legs

. . . by dagosan

Also featured in the slide show are Susan Friery, M.D., Esq. (Medical Consultant, Senior Associate, Kreindler & Kriendler); Steven Long (solo practitioner); Jarrett Barrios (former state senator, now president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation); Christopher Kroon (of Duane Morris); and Carol Abdelmesseh, Esq. (Massachusetts Department of Revenue Office of Appeals).

In the 2009 Beautiful Lawyers Calendar you will find, according to the Boston Herald: Jarrett Barrios pictured in his kitchen cooking; Wendy Savage striking a fashion-model pose; Kimberly Herman, a partner and intellectual property lawyer at Sullivan & Worcester, pictured with her two kids; and Chris Kroon (also an intellectual property attorney) pictured with the tool box he uses to to rebuild sports cars.  In addition, Carol Abdelmesseh can be found dancing in a lovely pink dress.

Prof. Yabut again reminds us that you’ll have to pay $19.95 to purchase the 2009 Beautiful Lawyers Calendar.  Despite developing a crush on a few of the featured Lady Lawyers, our in-house skinflint and curmudgeon is still skeptical about coughing up a sawbuck for a wall calendar displaying lawyers — even beautiful ones.  You can all make up your own minds, of course.  Remember, a portion of the proceeds will go to some pretty good causes.

sua sponte
madame justice
catches me staring

. . . by dagosan

Year-end Update (Dec. 30, 2008): See our post “a sparkingly Savage year,” which discusses the Boston Magazine article “Counsel Requests the Right to Appeal: Smokin’-hot lawyer Wendy Savage defends her buzzy turn as a pinup” (by Alyssa Giacobbe, January 2009), and the issue of professional women posing in sexy pictures.

p.s. Speaking of lovely and multi-faceted lawyers, “our” Roberta Beary, of the Washington D.C. Bar, just had two poems honored in the haiku portion of the 2008 MiniWords Competition:

towpath –
a blue heron shifts
the twilight

pink sky –
another name added
to the monument

……………………… by Roberta Beary
“towpath” – 3rd Place, 2008 MiniWords Competition
“pink sky” – Commended, 2008 MiniWords Competition

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1 Comment

  1. fascinating photos. and quite an interesting idea. :)

    Comment by kouji — October 3, 2008 @ 6:30 am

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