American lawyers and law students have found themselves the target of a zealous and belligerent spammer aiming to stamp out racism and sexism within law firms, reports Above the Law.
Activist Leslie Brodie started an email petition en masse in order to make clear her disdain for the hiring policies of many US law firms.
In particular, San Francisco firm Kerr & Wagstaffe copped a pasting from Brodie, who made the following accusations:
"Out of ten lawyers, all but one are white; out of seven partners, all but one are males; and all the associates are young and attractive white females."
Ken Lammers, a lawyer and blogger responsible for Crim Law Blog, received Brodie's email and decided to research the allegations.
After checking out Kerr & Wagstaffe's website, Lammers built a defence based on his conclusions that actually, the female lawyers at the firm "weren't really all that hot".
Folklaw believes it's case dismissed.
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