“Love Litigating Lawyers Day” is not the same as “Love Your Lawyer Day”.
They are celebrated in different months.
“Love Your Lawyer Day” takes place on the first Friday in November whereas “Love Litigating Lawyers Day” is to be celebrated on August 31st.
And they have different objectives.
In late October 2015, the American Bar Association Law Practice Council passed a resolution recognizing the first Friday in November as a day “for the public to celebrate lawyers and express their gratitude to them for their affirmative contributions to the public good and the administration of justice.” Section 2 of that resolution encouraged, “lawyers throughout the nation…to celebrate ‘Love Your Lawyer Day’ to help promote a positive and more respected image of lawyers and their contributions to society and that they do so by providing pro bono legal services to their communities and supporting charitable causes that promote the administration of justice.”
Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays created “Love Litigating Lawyers Day” to combat the negativity surrounding the litigator. From their website, “Lawyer jokes abound, but when push comes to shove, these are the folks who can end up saving the day.”
In the spirit of good fun, here are some lawyer jokes.
Spotted on a billboard ad for a law office – “Just because you did it doesn’t mean you’re guilty!”
A lawyer e-mailed a client: “Dear Jennifer: Thought I saw you on the street the other day. Crossed over to say hello, but it wasn’t you, so I went back. One tenth of an hour: $30.”
Lawyer: Could you see her from where you were positioned?
Witness: I could see her head.
Lawyer: And exactly where was her head?
Witness: Just above her shoulders.
A man walked into a bar with an alligator under his arm and asked the bartender, “Do you serve lawyers here?”
“Yes” said the bartender.
“In that case, I’ll have a whisky for me and a lawyer for my alligator.”
A toast: To our friend who is proud of his briefs.
Happy “Love Litigating Lawyers Day”!