Web Week

The Lawyer’s Web Week is a weekly commentary on legal activity on the web. This includes an overview of the best of the week’s blogs. If you want to direct us to useful links, email
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Sh*te site
Law firm websites have come on in leaps and bounds over the past few years, and most now ­feature colour images and links. But Stanbury Law Firm is yet to catch up, as can be seen from the easy-to-remember website (http://home.earth link.net/%7Eamstanbury/
SLFPA.html).

The litigation boutique calls itself ‘The world-famous and critically acclaimed Stanbury Law Firm’ and is proud of its founding principles as well as its lawyers. Both of which are heavy on the American spirit.

Potential clients are greeted with the firm’s motto: “Little man whip a big man every time if the little man is in the right and keeps on ­coming. – Motto of the Texas Rangers.”

Perhaps the firm’s ­policy is to not employ anyone over 5ft 8in.

Kicking up a wink
Careful typing was ­needed for the recent blog post ‘How Do I ­Handle a Serial Winker?’ on the Sweet Hot Justice blog (www.sweethotjustice.com). The blog ­dispenses advice and anecdotes about life at a big law firm. And ­apparently there are a lot of winkers about.

The post says: “My senior associate supervisor keeps winking at me, which kind of makes me uncomfortable. Other than the winking thing, she’s been pretty normal.”

The global financial crisis and end of the world as we know it makes this complaint look rather minor, and that is the advice the ­hapless poster gets: “I’m not quite sure if I should sympathise with you or ask for your work address so I can come pay a visit and slap you.”

As if proof were needed that second-hand winking can harm your health.