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Halloween is a special time of year. We have clients that celebrate the holiday in different ways. One client has a massive Halloween party where everyone comes dressed in costume (some of which would shame Hollywood makeup artists) and there is a contest with prizes for the winners. A few years ago, the entire legal department went as a Mardi Gras crew. Other celebrations are more muted. One client invites employees’ children to trick-or-treat around the office. They love it. But there can be a lot of leftover candy that hangs out for a couple of months or until some hungry outside lawyer eats way too much of it. More on that below.

The legal function continually tries to show alignment with the business—that they get the business, align with the strategy, are good partners, guardians of the company, and trusted counsel. Halloween is a good opportunity to really show the business what you’re made of. To this end, we have a few ideas and suggestions. Group themes are the best, so we’ve organized our suggestions into group costumes for the entire department, along with some solo ideas for legal functions with smaller headcounts. Here are a couple:

 

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