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Law graduates are snapped celebrating being admitted to the bar – but there’s an obvious mistake

Can you spot what’s wrong with this photo? Law graduates are snapped celebrating being admitted to the bar – but there’s something missing

  • New Zealand law firm has shared a photo of young graduates celebrating
  • Simpson Grierson posted image of lawyers after being admitted to the bar
  • The image had been edited to remove champagne glasses being held by staff 

A New Zealand law firm has shared a photo of its young graduates celebrating being admitted to the bar – but not everything is as it seems.

Law firm Simpson Grierson shared the image on its Instagram account on Monday.

Eight young lawyers were pictured in the post, but an edit had been made before it was made public.

The law firm had edited out champagne glasses being held by some of the graduates in an attempt to minimise any controversy the photo may have caused.

Law firm Simpson Grierson shared the image on its Instagram account on Monday

All of the graduates pictured are older than the legal drinking age limit.

Poncho Rivera-Pavon, a human resources consultant in charge of law graduates and summer clerks for Simpson Grierson, said the decision to remove the glasses was made in order to keep the focus on the graduates themselves.

‘We’re very aware of sometimes the media misconstruing things and making it look like it’s all about them having a drink at work. We wanted to make it all about their admission and how important it is for them, so we decided to remove them,’ he told Newsroom.  

Mr Rivera-Pavon said recent reports of alleged misconduct at other New Zealand law firms was a factor in their decision to edit the photo.

The post was deleted by Simpson Grierson and replaced by a different photo showing the graduates without any editing (pictured)

The post was deleted by Simpson Grierson and replaced by a different photo showing the graduates without any editing (pictured)

‘We’re very aware of sometimes the media misconstruing things and making it look like it’s all about them having a drink at work. We wanted to make it all about their admission and how important it is for them. so we decided to remove them,’ he said.

‘We’re just very aware of how people can see things externally, so we’re trying to focus on the positive side of it.’ 

A former human resources manager at the firm, Jo Copeland, said there were no issues regarding alcohol when she worked there.

The post was deleted by Simpson Grierson and replaced by a different photo showing the graduates without any editing.

The law firm had edited out champagne glasses being held by some of the graduates in an attempt to minimise any controversy the photo may have caused

The law firm had edited out champagne glasses being held by some of the graduates in an attempt to minimise any controversy the photo may have caused

 



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