“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 litigators. 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 including one from “across the pond”.
Lawyer: “Now that you have been acquitted, will you tell me truly? Did you steal the car?”
Client: “After hearing your amazing argument in court this morning, I’m beginning to think I didn’t.”
At the height of a political corruption trial, the prosecuting attorney attacked a witness. “Isn’t it true,” he bellowed, “that you accepted five thousand dollars to compromise this case?” The witness stared out the window as though he hadn’t heard the question. “Isn’t it true that you accepted five thousand dollars to compromise this case?” the lawyer repeated. The witness still did not respond. Finally, the judge leaned over and said, “Sir, please answer the question.” “Oh,” the startled witness said, “I thought he was talking to you.”
The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
You don’t know what it was, and you didn’t know what it looked like, but can you describe it?
“You seem to have more than the average share of intelligence for a man of your background,” sneered the lawyer at a witness on the stand. “If I wasn’t under oath, I’d return the compliment,” replied the witness.
Judge: “Although I find you a fecund liar, I will not send you to prison.”
Scottish prisoner: “Thank you, Yourrr Honourrr, and you’rrre a fecund good judge!”
To all our clients and to those with whom we have yet to work, we raise a glass in your honor!