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ATL Holiday Card Contest: The Finalists! (2022)

ATL Holiday Card Contest: The Finalists! (2022)
Happy holidays card with hand drawn cute snowmen

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Wintertime is creeping up on us, Hanukkah and Xmas are approximately on us, and everybody in the authorized career ready to ring in the New Year, so it’s last but not least time to reveal the Nine finalists for our fourteenth yearly holiday getaway card contest. But to start with let’s give shout-outs to some honorable mentions (click on each and every firm’s title to see its card):

1. Buchanan Business: Have you ever seen a regulation firm getaway card that wants a solution decoder? Now you have!

2. Lang & Associates: From “three gals and an business office dog” who just “discovered the boundless prospects of inventory pictures internet sites and Photoshop,” we found ourselves chuckling after using a search at this card.

3. Rakower Law: We believed this card was “SIRI-ously” lovable, additionally, the business will make a donation to a deserving charity of your decision at the click of a button.

And now, the nine finalists, in alphabetical purchase. Once more, click on on every single firm’s title to perspective its card. Remember to observe that most of these playing cards have Seem, so you may well want to transform your sound off or down, or use headphones. Explanatory feedback arrive from organization associates until indicated.

1. Butler Snow: If we’re being totally genuine, this holiday break card variety of reminded us of a regulation school’s law revue online video contest submission. “This year’s card is a deeply retrospective, nevertheless entertaining, seem at Frosty the Snowman’s daily life had he gone to law faculty. Our snowman’s name is Butler, of class. Butler the Snowman.” You’re likely to appreciate the music, and you are likely to laugh at the letter this snowman attorney tries to deliver to a shopper. Excellent operate!

2. Davis Wright Tremaine: This legislation agency has a small vacation spirit for all. “Everyone talks about variety but, aside from a very little menorah upcoming to the large Xmas tree in the lobby, who’s really demonstrating it? Our card walks the wander by showcasing the numerous holiday break traditions that some of our attorneys and staff notice with their mates and family members in a fun and charming way. As in past several years, this card was conceived and developed fully in-house.”

3. “Lambert & Lambert”: The quintessential lawyer’s vacation card: a risk to sue Santa Claus. We enjoy it! From the nominator: “It’s not a standard card, and I do the job in-household for a know-how enterprise (Trimble Inc.) and deliver the card to my colleagues and legal contacts, but I think it is a deserving contender, and the procedures really don’t limit entries to law agency playing cards. It celebrates the time as only an attorney can, reveals that even minor brothers can be good (with a minimal aid from a need letter written by savvy counsel), exhibits Hermey determined to department out from dentistry, and last but not least reveals Santa’s genuine name.”

4. McBrayer: “Our playing cards replicate the character of our agency – a person that will do a critical occupation for our consumers devoid of having alone also seriously. We required to shoot a holiday getaway motion picture this calendar year, but we couldn’t make your mind up on just WHAT film. So we just did all of them. We hope you appreciate this sojourn by way of our getaway message to shoppers and good friends as informed through our beloved holiday scenes. And certainly, THAT just one is in there.” But an additional excellent entry from McBrayer.

5. Morse: Who does not respect a fantastic e-book in the course of the wintertime months? Enable this regulation firm assist you line your bookshelves. “Grab a warm beverage of your decision, throw on your cozy slippers, and give the Morse E book Nook a browse in the 2022 Morse Holiday E-Card! Sticking with our tradition of creating a card that definitely gives something to the recipient (see recipes and holiday getaway traditions in a long time earlier), this yr we grabbed our toolbelt and built the Morse Guide Nook. Which include e-book and podcast suggestions from all close to the firm (team, paralegals, and attorneys), the Morse Ebook Nook delivers tips that will leave you impressed, entertained, and probably even nicely-traveled (vacation to area, anyone?). Inspiration for your New Year’s resolution run? We’ve obtained that much too!”

6. Sturgill Turner: This regulation firm’s holiday getaway card has definitely bought some heart. They are doing their most effective to aid a group that was devastated by a normal catastrophe. From the nominator: “Last summer season, Jap Kentucky suffered some of the worst flooding in its historical past. Sturgill Turner has several purchasers during the location and made a decision to send our annual holiday getaway donation (in lieu of printing playing cards) to the Hindman Settlement Faculty, which experienced been strike challenging by the floods, but experienced stepped up in a significant way to help and is on its way back again to providing terrific academic, cultural, and other products and services to the place. In maintaining with a topic of gratitude (we mail our card and donation at Thanksgiving), we made the decision that alternatively than basically conversing about ourselves or about the 12 months in evaluation, we preferred to complete two objectives: present our connections to and solidarity with Japanese Kentucky clients and their communities as they get better, and convey recognize to all our customers and colleagues about the great operate of the Settlement Faculty. Some of the responses we obtained provided ‘What a heartwarming online video!’ ‘This online video is wonderful and introduced tears to my eyes.’ and ‘So grateful for you and your group for supporting Hindman!’”

7. Venable: Who does not love an a cappella rendition of Frosty the Snowman? An definitely awesome occupation by the singers, with captions that poke pleasurable at Venable lawyers’ obvious incapacity to harmonize. “Since our founding, Venable has supported the financial and social vitality of the communities in which we get the job done and stay. By supporting individuals and corporations meaningfully link with alternatives, means, and each and every other, we guarantee that our firm’s influence reaches considerably further than our working day-to-working day business operations.”

8. Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey: “Our firm predominantly focuses on Business enterprise Personal bankruptcy and Corporate Litigation, so this card portrays our organization, in jest, capitalizing on Santa Claus’ organization product (or lack thereof). Tom Waldrep, the lawyer ‘speaking’ in this card, is a associate at our agency and the Individual bankruptcy Exercise Section Head. From 2004 to 2013, Tom was a United States Personal bankruptcy Judge with the United States Individual bankruptcy Court docket for the Middle District of North Carolina — and the only decide in North Carolina history to return to private exercise immediately after serving as a judge.” His Honor unquestionably has a excellent perception of humor. We feel this card will make you giggle.

9. Wolf Greenfield: But yet another excellent submission from the perennial winner of our vacation card contest. Get your tissues completely ready — this one particular is a tearjerker. From the nominator: “HATS OFF TO Holiday getaway Recollections! Memories are a significant aspect of what make the year dazzling. Regardless of whether you’re generating new ones, or savoring traditions handed down from technology to generation, we hope you’re capable to choose a action back again from the holiday bustle and get pleasure from the uncomplicated issues that make this time of year so exclusive. Like sitting down by a toasty fireplace, flipping through previous photos, or donning your favorite seasonal attire – most likely a cherished spouse and children heirloom. Almost nothing can make the coronary heart warmer than reminiscing with loved kinds. Last year’s holiday getaway card, when futuristic in character, introduced with it a sensation of nostalgia. For 2022, we determined to leap into that nostalgia even even more by reminiscing on simpler periods. We went pre-desktops, pre-electronic storytelling, to a absolutely handmade flipbook. How quite a few internet pages did it consider to make the Wolf Greenfield holiday getaway card? More than we at any time predicted! What begun out as a one paragraph notion, turned into a one particular webpage storyboard, then a virtually 400 website page flipbook. Do not skip our driving-the-scenes look!”

Now it’s time for our viewers to vote. We’ll preserve the polls open up by way of SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (Jap time). This gives you sufficient time to campaign for your decide on about the vacations (but be sure to really do not cheat).

Many thanks to all the entrants and nominators, very good luck to the finalists, and content vacations to all! Over the Legislation is pleased to rejoice holiday getaway cheer with you!


Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Previously mentioned the Legislation, wherever she’s labored due to the fact 2011. She’d adore to listen to from you, so please really feel absolutely free to email her with any ideas, questions, opinions, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or hook up with her on LinkedIn.