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 New York Lawyer brings us this intriguing and oh-so-revealing headline:  CLE, Not T&A: NY State Bar Cancels Porn Star's Talk.

Yes, you read that correctly.  Apparently the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association had booked a retired porn star to speak at its summer meeting.  Yes, it's true.  I kid you not.

What's that you say?  You're wondering what she was scheduled to speak about?  Well, my friend, that's nearly as funny as the headline.  From the article:

The topic of Ms. Steele's planned talk was to have been "Sex and love - making your time away from the office really count and how to not wind up as one of your clients."...

"It was basically an entertainment presentation at 9:15 one of the nights," he said. "Her spiel is about relationships and making the best of your relationships."

Sounds like a perfectly reasonable presentation for a bar association meeting, doesn't it?  Doesn't it?!?!

Especially coming directly from the mouth of a Miss "Sydnee Steele", who had previously starred in more than 200 porn films and billed herself as an "internationally published author, speaker and sexual empowerment consultant."

Do I ever wish I was making this up.  Do.I.Ever.


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It might have been a humorous presentation, no? Why are you so against it? Lawyers can relax a bit at their own meeting, right?


ps - I really like your blog. Keep up the good work.


Sorry George, but I'm going to have to respectfully disagree.

This was a completely inappropriate topic for a meeting of lawyers--ie. professionals--at a professional event sponsored by the *bar association*.

If you want to learn about legal issues and other topics that are related to the practice of family law, the Summer meeting of the Family Law section of the NYSBA would seem to be the place to do it.

But, if you want to learn about how to have sex and keep your relationships going from a porn star, do it on your own time. Or, better yet, if you and a few lawyers truly need help in that arena, then book Sydnee for a private presentation to your particular group of interested friends at an event not even remotely related to the NYSBA.

If lawyers want to "relax" at their *professional* meeting and have fun, perhaps dinner or a few drinks at the end of the day might be in order. Or, maybe even a presentation on meditation, yoga, or the like might be appropriate.

But a presentation by a porn star regarding how to have good sex with your spouse so that you don't end up in divorce court is just plain ol' inappropriate.

Ok, off my soap box now.

Thanks for your comment and for reading my blog. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.


I wonder how she got booked?

Funny Guy

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