Some lawyers will do anything for a little publicity. Yes, we all try to get our names “out there,” advertise our respective areas of expertise through speeches and articles, and think of creative ways to impress prospective clients. But most of us draw the line somewhere. I, for instance, would never try to market research skills in Playboy. But, recently, I found out that that was exactly what had happened.

My path to Playboy began so innocently that I didn’t even know I was headed there. I was just trying my hand at free-lance writing. When a newspaper came calling for an interesting op-ed, I submitted a frothy piece on judicial opinion writing which pointed out that state and federal courts often quote fairy tales and children’s literature in their decisions.

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