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Lawyer Gives Legal Secretary’s Son a Kidney

And she isn’t even his legal secretary. She works for another lawyer in the firm.

Several major blawgs carried this story last week, but I want to bring it to your attention in case you missed it. In part, because lawyers get enough bad press as it is, as well as to show that there are many amazing lawyers out there who care about their colleagues – and are much more generous than those many commenters at ATL’s annual holiday open thread, who groused about giving their secretaries gift cards.

But I don’t know if any lawyer could top this gift.

Attorney Matthew Deffebach, a partner at Haynes and Boone in Houston, Texas, donated a kidney to legal secretary Iva York’s son, Mitch. Other attorneys in the firm also underwent testing to see if they were a match.

Elie Mystal over at Above the Law did such a great job covering this story, that I recommend you read his post in full.

Sometimes employers try to sell themselves to prospective employees by saying, “We’ll treat you like family here.” But Haynes and Boone has raised the bar on treating employees like family.

Sources: Above the Law; Texas Lawyer

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