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In what is clearly an attempt to garner media buzz and increase brand recognition, has decided to enlist the help of an "intriguing" celebrity spokesperson: Lindsay Lohan. brought on Lohan for an exclusive 12 month partnership (endorsement) deal, where the celeb will also serve as a marketing and brand adviser. And while the deal is sure to be successful at attracting the eyes of the public, countless lawyers are all asking themselves the same few rhetorical questions:

Former Nashville Judge Accused of Stealing Drug-Court Money

If this article starts to sound like another corrupt judge story, that's because it is.

It is actually the second act in the tale of ex-Judge Cason "Casey" Moore, who was indicted last year on obstruction of justice charges after he allegedly traded his judicial favors for sexual ones. Now he has been charged with stealing drug court money to pay for sex (because judicial favors weren't enough?).

Seriously, these are all allegations. But really seriously, when are the stories about bad judges going to go away?

Almost every lawyer has been down the rabbit hole of researching free legal research tools. And almost every one of those lawyers comes to the same conclusion: free legal research tools are often lacking in several ways (except, ironically, in cost).

Whether it's questionable accuracy, abysmal formatting, or the annoyance of having to scour multiple free sources, there's always something when it comes to free research sources. In the end, even bothering with free research sources can just be a waste of time, and hence a waste of resources (and ironically, a waste of money).

Attorney discipline is not usually creative. For the most part, it's the same old stuff over and over again: suspensions, reprimands, wrist slaps, fines, and disbarments.

However, for one Wisconsin lawyer, his criminal punishment was actually a mitigating factor for his attorney discipline. But that's likely due to the fact that part of his sentence for his criminal conviction involves telling every client he works for the following:

Prosecutor in Trouble for Lavish Spending

Dan Johnson, a South Carolina prosecutor, is the kind of boss that almost everybody loves.

He drops $6,000 on a Christmas party and $2,000 on a Super Bowl bash. He spends thousands on flowers and plants for staffers, including Valentine's Day roses for the ladies at the office.

Of course, Johnson is using taxpayer money and that doesn't sit well with everybody else. But the prosecutor is in real trouble because a newspaper just busted open the bank records, and it looks like this public employee is living over his pay grade.

This Student Is Surviving Law School and the 'Survivor' Show

What is it about 'Survivor' that attracts law students?

Is it the dog-eat-dog drama that mirrors their law school experience? Is it the chance to run wild in a highly competitive environment where you can fail and still become a celebrity?

For Bradley Kleihege, the second law student to score a spot on the show, there's a more practical reason. He needs the prize money to pay off his student loans.

When it comes to judicial campaigns and suing judges, there's going to be some gray areas. One lawyer, and political hopeful, is learning the hard way that judges will almost always protect their own (Facebook pages).

The decree that a judge's campaign's Facebook page is not a public record subject to a public records request came as a result of litigation over horse slaughtering turned document vendetta. The lawyer that represented a slaughterhouse that was sued for using a facility to slaughter horses believed that the judge ruled based on political, and social media, pressures rather than the case's merits. To prove that point, the lawyer sought public records about the judge's process of review as well as records of his personal Facebook page used for his judicial campaigning.

Get out your tiny violin because this one's a doozy.

The former government, turned BigLaw, attorney that made headlines for trying to sell DOJ complaints to the companies being investigated, sought the mercy of the court in a sentencing memorandum filed last week.

The memorandum describes the situation as being like a "b-grade action movie," but given the context, it actually seems to be one of those dark comedies that makes you feel uncomfortable every time you laugh. Generally, he is blaming job stress for driving him to crime, and the memorandum lays it on rather thick. At one point in the memo, while discussing his relationship with his wife and her family to bolster his good character, his attorneys explain that he is known amid extended family as "the Jew who saved Christmas."

Dissolved Firm Can't Claw Back Fees From Exiting Partners

The California Supreme Court said dissolving law firms cannot claw back fees on unfinished hourly matters that departing partners take to new firms.

It was a closely-watched case, especially since it involved the bankruptcy of a BigLaw firm and the administrator's claims against more than a dozen other law firms for profits in ongoing cases. The decision may help settle similar disputes between law firms and exiting partners.

But it was also a lesson for the bankruptcy administrator who could not get several law firms to settle in the case. As Inspector Callahan said, "Man's got to know his limitations."

Perhaps the best way to celebrate any holiday is to spend some time learning about why the holiday is celebrated at all. And while you may not get any time off from work to knock back a few cold ones in honor of International Women's Day, you can spend a few minutes reading about some of the recent milestones reached and others within reach when it comes to gender equality.

Then, if you are interested in social media marketing and engagement, sharing what you read with your law firm's, or your own, social media audience is a great idea. While it's unlikely that a potential client will see that post, click your name, then call and hire you right away, if you're going to be on social, then engaging is critical. It's part of building that brand so that when that person needs an attorney, they remember your firm.

While it may seem insincere or exploitative to use a holiday to market, everything a business does on social media, or publicly, is exploitative and part of their marketing.