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Rees Morrison’s Morsels #80 – additions to earlier posts

Equine-imity: spurring horse metaphors until I am hoarse. Equipage leaves me cold, but when I saddle up I write/ride with a herd of horse metaphors. At a gallop I will reel off my posts that have been horsing around (See my post of Dec. 23, 2005: racehorses in a paddock and 11 double entendres; Dec. 4, 2006: horses for courses and transferring cases; Sept. 12, 2008: change horses in mid-stream; Aug. 28, 2006: beating a dead horse; July 31, 2006: horse equals knight in chess; Nov. 30, 2007 #3: price serves as a whipping horse; April 1, 2007: horseshoe litigation; Aug. 4, 2007: workhorses in a law firm should present; and Aug. 10, 2007: horsepower and virtual law firms.). I never look a good horse trope in the mouth nor give them an hors d’oeuvres.

Collective action on diversity. DuPont has teamed with Royal Dutch Shell and Wal-Mart to publish for the first time a list of minority-owned law firms the companies have used. The three have also sent a directory of the firms to about 100 in-house lawyers and they’ve also launched a Web site (See my post of June 17, 2008: diversity with 29 references.).

Two more associations of law firms, one employment and one Latin American. An ad for Worklaw™Network in ACC Docket, Vol. 26, Sept. 2008 at 107, caught my eye. Then I mentioned The Bomchil group as a sponsor at an upcoming trade show (See my post of Sept. 21, 2008: ACC Conference, a network of 19 Latin American firms.).

An in-house lawyer in the House?. Of the 435 current members of the House of Representatives, 174 are trained as lawyers. Another lawyer who aspires to become a Representative is Richard Baker, the director of IP licensing at 3Com Corporation. Running to represent a Congressional District in Massachusetts, according to IP Law & Bus., Vol. 6, Sept. 2008, at 12, Baker hopes to become perhaps the first in-house lawyer to serve in Congress (See my post of Dec. 3, 2007 #3: in-house lawyer as novelist.).