National Love Your Lawyer Day
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!