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Beer, tunes & golf for thirsty lawyers

Beer, tunes & golf for thirsty lawyers

The recent International Bar Association [IBA] Annual Conference in Vancouver provided the approximately 5000 lawyers in attendance with a raft of options to while away their time. Delegates…

The recent International Bar Association [IBA] Annual Conference in Vancouver provided the approximately 5000 lawyers in attendance with a raft of options to while away their time.

Delegates could have attended sessions ranging in titles from; "sex, lies and videotape", to the more cerebral; "managing your supply chain - understanding payment and shipping terms and documents when moving goods from factory to vessel through ports and beyond".

Despite the seemingly endless range of seminars to attend, Foklaw's spies reported that a very popular exhibition at the conference was provided by the Toronto based "disclosure research" company, DisclosureNet.

With the catchy tag-line; "You and your firm could really use Disclosure Net... but right now you can just use a break. Join us at our booth for a beer and sink a putt for your chance to win an iPad". The words were given extra oomph as they were written around an extremely large glass of beer, acting like a siren call to lawyers needing a break from the rigors of pressing the flesh or hearing discourse on the finer points of taxation law.

Citing John Daly, Folklaw doesn't necessarily think mixing golf and booze is a good idea, but the chance to compete in a golf tournament, albeit only putting, with the chance to stare down a lawyer from Korea or Uzbekistan with one hand on the putter and the other clutching a beer, sounds like something that we want to be a part of.

Folklaw looks forward to seeing whether the enterprising kids at DisclosureNet will be able to take their booth to next year's IBA Annual Conference in Dubai.

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