We have not forgotten our recent request for funny or embarrassing holiday party stories. If you’re disappointed with your bonus, the perfect way to strike back is by sending us stories of partner misbehavior at your firm’s December fête.
We’re still accepting submissions, by email (subject line: “Holiday Party Stories”). If we receive enough, we’ll have a contest in which you can vote for the most egregious one.
We were reminded of our dormant request when one of you emailed us this story (subject line: “Just in time for law firm Christmas parties”):
A solo practitioner has been censured by the Appellate Division, 1st Department, for twice pinching his secretary’s buttocks. New Jersey-based attorney Ronald M. Sims, a member of the New York Bar since 1974, was convicted in December 2003 in New Jersey of harassment.
This next part confused us:
“Respondent, a solo practitioner, has submitted a letter brief in lieu of a formal response,” the court wrote in its per curiam decision. “He states that he takes full responsibility for his wrongful conduct and explains that the matter came about as a result of his secretary getting mad at him.”
Ronald Sims’s defense: “My secretary got mad at me, so I pinched her butt.”
Shouldn’t that be the other way around?
Attorney Censured for Pinching Secretary [New York Law Journal]
Earlier: Holiday Party Scandal Stories, Please