He's super old school, and doesn't even have a computer... I type up everything for him, answer and draft e-mails, etc. So part of my job is to check all his incoming e-mails... sometimes from clients, sometimes from opposing counsel, etc.
Usually when an e-mail comes in from opposing counsel (the lawyer representing the person divorcing the person my boss represents, for you nonlegal types), the subject line will read the name of the case, and whatever the email is about.
So let's say my client Elle Woods made the terrible mistake of marrying Warner instead of Emmett. Let's also pretend that Warner took Elle's last name (just for story purposes). Obviously Warner and Elle are going to end up divorced because she's meant to be with Emmett (duh). So a typical e-mail from Warner's lawyer (probably a jerk) is going to have a subject something along the lines of "Woods: Financial Records", or maybe "Marriage of Woods: Financial Records", or maybe even just "Woods"... after all, lawyers are busy people.
However some lawyers like to be very specific with every e-mail, including the full case title and even the case number. So an e-mail from a SUPER type A attorney might read "Woods v. Woods, 2010 D 1000", or "In re the Marriage of Woods, 2010 D 1000".
For weeks now I've been getting e-mails from an opposing counsel who puts the subject of her e-mails as
And every time I'm thinking, WHAT THE HELL?! Woods's first name is ELLE, not IRMO! Who the hell is IRMO?!
And then I finally realized...
In re the Marriage of Woods. Not Irmo Woods.
and people think I'm not a natural blonde?