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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Making a Motion on Any Given Sunday 

Posted by James at 6:47 AM ET

By Peter Lattman
The Wall Street Journal Law Blog
Lawyers often lament that the profession is all-consuming, leaving little time for outside activities. But some attorneys do find a way to fit in other pursuits. Such as professional cheerleading.
Liana, Jacksonville ROAR
With the National Football League regular season entering the home stretch, this blog talked with one lawyer who in her spare time rally hometown fans from the sidelines.

Liana Rothstein
is in her fourth season as a member of the ROAR, the Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleading squad. "I think it's a little bit of a novelty that I'm a lawyer," says Ms. Rothstein, who works with her father and brother in their family law practice. "But the women that I cheer with are all very accomplished, very driven and dedicated, not to mention perfectionists to a certain degree. It's a big commitment." How big? In season, practices are about three to four days a week, two hours a day. Then there are community appearances and, of course, games.

Has the firm scored more clients since Ms. Rothstein began roaming the Jaguars sidelines? "We've seen no appreciable rise in business says her father, Simon Rothstein, " but the number of phone calls to Liana has greatly increased."

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