Amal Alamuddin Says 'I Do' -- to George Clooney's Last Name

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The marriage between human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin and actor George Clooney attracted public attention. But now it's time to get back to normal for the couple, as Alamuddin arrived in Greece for a new case -- and a new professional name, according to the Mail Online.

Although she had changed her name to Amal Alamuddin Clooney, apparently the lawyer dropped her maiden name on the website of her law firm, Doughty Street Chambers.

Alamuddin, that is, Clooney, had arrived in Greece to discuss regaining the Elgin Marbles, reliefs and sculptures once part of the Parthenon and Acropolis that Britain's Lord Elgin had removed from the country in the early 1800s when it was under control of the Ottoman Empire, according to the Guardian. Since then, the pieces have been on display in the British Museum. Greece has long considered the loss of the items an injustice and sought their return in vain.

Greece first retained Clooney's firm to provide legal advice in 2011. Clooney and her boss, Geoffrey Robertson, will be meeting with officials in Athens through tomorrow.

Although a development in an attempt to repatriate the Elgin Marbles would normally be a notable story on its own and a challenging assignment for any lawyer, attention has focused on a change at Doughty Street's website. People began to notice that the listing for Amal Alamuddin Clooney was shortened to Amal Clooney.

But don't be surprised if you can't see for yourself immediately. The crush of new attention to Alamuddin -- ah, Clooney -- had a similarly crushing effect on the Doughty Street web presence. The firm had to previously upgrade its website, according to the Independent, because of all the new interest in the 36-year-old lawyer. The site literally had crashed under all the attention, and AOL Jobs found that it seems to have had problems again.
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