For several attorneys in the state of Utah, Monday proved to be more welcoming than usual. Or they got a rude awakening-- it depends on how you look at it. In an e-mail sent from the State Bar, lawyers all across the Beehive State were surprised to start their new week by seeing a topless photo appear in their state-wide correspondence. In a response sent from their Twitter account, the Utah State Bar is greatly mortified by the inappropriate situation.
As The Huffington Post reports, the lawyers received the unexpected nudity when they were sent an e-mail titled, "2018 Spring Convention Walk-Ins Welcome! Learn More." And with that, they certainly saw more, as they scrolled down and saw the nude photo unwittingly presented inside. The e-mail itself was presenting an event set to be held on March 8th-10th. There's no nudity planned for the outing as far as we can tell, but it certainly doesn't hurt its upcoming attendance to suggest it could arrive. You gotta get the word out somehow.
As you can imagine, the nudity was delivered completely in error. The Utah State Bar is currently investigating the matter, embarrassed by it all and trying to figure out what happened.
Meanwhile, in a statement delivered to Fox 13 in Salt Lake City, Utah State Bar's executive director John Baldwin continued to note the organization's chagrin about the unusual email.
We are horrified. We are investigating to discover how this occurred. Our goal is to find out what happened and ensure it never happens again.
How it even happens in the first place is what one is left to wonder, but no matter. You can get a (censored) look at the email sent down below.
Well, that's a fine how-do-you-do, now isn't it? Meanwhile, Fox 13 also gathered a few reactions from different lawyers who received the odd email at the beginning of the week. The responses typically range from shocked to surprised, though some of them took it with good humor. For instance, attorney Greg Skordas admitted that it's going to be the talk of the week, for certain, and that he is a lot more interested in attending conferences.
The first thing the judge said when she took the bench was did anyone open their email from the bar yesterday... They've never been interested in attending bar conferences before but these years looks a lot more interesting.
Similarly, Senator Todd Weiler told Fox 13 that he also took the bizarre situation in good humor, recognizing the once-in-a-lifetime silliness of it.
I'm not a prude. Obviously, I know what they look like. That's not something you expect to get from an official communication... I've been a member of the bar for about 21 years and I've never ever seen anything like that happen before and my guess is I'll never see it again.
Some people use coffee to wake up on Mondays. Others take a jog to get the blood flowing. For these attorneys in Utah, however, they were given a shock they're not likely to forget soon. Of course, it comes at the expense of the Utah State Bar looking like boobs. In more ways than one.