Dear Dawg: Our lawyer puts little hearts over the "i" in her signature. What do you think about that?
Dear Dawg: We love our school lawyer. She is smart as they come, very responsive and a courageous advocate for us. Just one thing bothers us. She puts little hearts over the "i" in her signature. I don’t want to disclose who I’m talking about, but I will tell you that her first name is Brandi and there is an "i" in the last name as well. So you can’t miss it. Every time she signs her name there are two cute little hand drawn hearts. And I’m not talking about personal notes and cards. She does it on briefs and pleadings that she files in court. One of my board members told me that this violates legal ethics. Another board member thinks it’s endearing. I don’t know what to think, so I thought I’d ask you, Dawg. What would you do? HEARTFELT INQUIRY.
DEAR HEARTFELT: I’d run far away from that lawyer as fast as I could. You might want to see a heart over the i in a signature of the person who bakes cakes for you. Or even the person who cleans your house. But your lawyer?!?! I don’t think so. Our profession values gravitas.
DAWG BONE: YOU CAN’T HAVE GRAVITAS WITH A HEART OVER THE "i".
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