Justin Peacock

Now that you’ve figured out what to give your secretary this holiday season, what about the lawyers in your life? Many of you have friends or family members who are lawyers or law students, and if you haven’t done so already, you need to get them — forgive the expression — Christmas presents (or holiday gifts, if you prefer).

Lawyerly types can be tough to shop for. As we’ve previously discussed, lawyers aren’t great about giving gratitude, and they’re often very critical — so your gifts might not be warmly received. Also, many lawyers earn good incomes, meaning that when they actually need or want something, they often just go out and buy it themselves (or let their firm to buy it for them — e.g., the iPad).

So what should you get for the lawyers in your life this holiday season? We have some suggestions….

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* Will wedding bells be ringing soon in California? Judge Vaughn Walker will rule today on extending the Prop 8 stay. [Associated Press]

* A 32-year-old Canadian lawyer was awarded $6 million after a law firm colleague knocked her down on the dance floor. [The Post]

* The Seventh Circuit testifies again in New York. [New York Times]

* Venture capitalists feeling more adventurous. [National Law Journal]

* Blago jury may be hung. [Chicago Tribune]

* LiLo judge recuses herself. [Los Angeles Times]

* The search for Geronimo’s bones will not be aided by the courts. [Yale Daily News]

* Justin Peacock, a lawyer-turned-novelist whom we’ve profiled, has a Harvard lawyer starring in his latest book. [Bloomberg]

* Hug a lawyer. Get charged with assault and battery. [Boston Herald]