The good news is tomorrow is National Love Your Lawyer Day!! The first Friday of every November is a day to show love, appreciation and thanks to lawyers and judges everywhere. It’s a day to shower your favorite legal eagle with sincere affection, a phone call or card. The bad news is that also means no lawyer jokes and no lawyer bashing on that day!!
National Love Your Lawyer Day started out as National I Love My Lawyer Day in 2001. Attorney and marketer Nader Anise founded the American Lawyers Public Image Association in 2000, to create the “day” and to further four goals:
- Get the public used to hearing the words “Love” and “Lawyer” together;
- Get lawyers to give back to the public through pro bono work and charity;
- Raise awareness that not all lawyer jokes are funny; and
- Get media to cover why lawyers should be celebrated.
The other good news is this is Thursday, so we’re going to publish our “Friday Funny Lawyer” joke today!
A group of terrorists burst into the conference room at the Hilton Hotel where the American Bar Association was holding its Annual Convention. More than a hundred lawyers were taken as hostages.
The terrorist leader announced that, unless their demands were met, they would release one lawyer every hour.
OK, now that was funny and I’m a lawyer!