Love your lawyer day
Today is “Love your lawyer day”.
As explained by the American Bar Association here, this day is necessary given that: “(i) Lawyers have consistently been the target of verbal bashing, derogatory portrayals and literature is rife with lawyer bashing dated back hundreds of years; (ii) A 2013 Pew Research Center survey found lawyers last among ten professional categories for “contributions to society”; (iii) According to a 2014 Gallup survey, the public perception of lawyers on honesty and ethics is an unsatisfactory 21%; and (iv) The portrayal of lawyers in American popular culture, including on television and cinema, is largely negative, which promotes a negative stereotype of lawyers in society”.
In order to conmemorate the day, we are willing to offer a couple of rounds of beers or two tickets for the Chillin’Competition conference to whoever can tell the best joke about lawyers on the comments to this post. The winning joke will be that with more thumbs up by next Friday 🙂