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March 31, 2005

one mirror for everyone

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 3:09 pm

someone else’s
spring evening
one mirror for everyone
the rest stop
day at the zoo —
the elephant’s shadow
in a small place

except “day at the zoo —” –  The Heron’s Nest (March 2005)

from dagosan
[March 31, 2005]
I bet this AP/Houston Chronicle story, “Lawyer charged with prostitution: Schools
official accused of offering services for sex” (March 25, 2005), out of Round Hill, Texas,
will send guilty chills down the spines of far too many lawyers.  The accused is 56-year-old lawyer
Steven C. Copenhaver, who practices in Georgetown, and asks that we keep him in our prayers.
According to the article:
“Dawn Miller, chief disciplinary counsel for the State Bar of Texas, said exchanging
legal services for sexual favors could constitute a violation of rules barring ‘illegal or
unconscionable’ fees.”
I’d think this might also have a little to do with having the appropriate character to practice law.
  • Does anyone out there think consenting adults should be allowed to barter sex

    for legal services, without the law or bar counsel intervening?  (It might help
    reduce pro se litigation and increase access to justice.)

  • I’m reminded of the old joke: “What’s the difference between a lawyer and a
    prostitute”  The clothes.” (listed by Tim Field, the anti-bullying maven)

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