Dating and the law
“Typically, the dating that occurs, especially when there’s a power imbalance,” takes place behind closed doors.
“I don’t know that a policy would prevent those relationships,” she said.
Some working conditions for lawyers, such as out-of-town trials or late-night hours organizing business deals, “could lend itself to relationships forming,” Brandt said, but “I’m not sure it’s any more prevalent” in law than in other professions.
Some amount of workplace dating seems inevitable, said Barry A.
Some have been successful, including relationships consisting of lawyers and paralegals, partners and associates, and lawyers from the same job level.
In 2007, Texas HB 121 was passed mandating schools to adopt and implement a dating violence policy.
The Texas School Safety Center has created this short video to address the components that are to be included in the district’s dating violence policies.