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Fri Nov 2, 2018, 05:23 PM

Today (2nd November, 2018) is... Love Your Lawyer Day

Even before Shakespeare, Lawyers have routinely gotten a bad rap. Opined as the sum of all evils, and often the subject of some very unflattering metaphors, Lawyers are the subject of some of the most well-known jokes around. Thats why, for Love Your Lawyer Day,which was created in 2001 by attorney Nader Anise, ALPIA (American Lawyers Public Image Association) has start a campaign of No Lawyer Bashing or Jokes for a day. After all, while Lawyers may have a bad reputation, its often forgotten the good they do.

History of Love Your Lawyer Day
While codes of laws existed prior to this, the most noted codification of law is credited to the Babylonian King Habburabi of Mesopotamia. Consisting of 282 laws, it described everything from punishments for various crimes to the wages to be paid for services such as wagon driving and medical practitioners. This accounted for well over half the laws, while familial laws such as divorce, sexual behavior, and paternity issues covered nearly a third of the laws. Most notable was a control put in place to ensure the law was enacted fairly, if a judge was found guilty of judging incorrectly, they were fined.
Since that day codes of law have gotten ever more convoluted bringing about the rise of importance of legal professionals, your friendly neighborhood lawyer. Today our codes of laws are far more involved, including expectations of conduct of business, building codes, and a labyrinthine series of regulations that can only be understood with dedicated study. Every day lawyers are hired to defend those accused of crimes, represent those who cannot defend themselves, and work in every aspect of modern society. Much as they may be generally reviled, we owe much of our civilizations smooth operations to these masters of the legal code.

This is why ALPIA put together this day to show your love and appreciation for these most unloved of civil servants. For just one day, they ask that you set aside the lawyer jokes, the subtle bashing around the water cooler, and remember that without these legal warriors, wed have no one to help us navigate the complex world of law.


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Fri Nov 2, 2018, 05:40 PM

1. I have been lucky, when it comes to choosing a lawyer

He has been a sanity saver in helping me settle my mom and my aunt's estates. I once showed up in a real stress induced panicked tizzy, and he sat with me for over an hour, explaining things to me and helping me 'off the ledge', so to speak. And he didn't charge me a cent for that help.

He has since done a lot of work for me, in getting my legal paperwork in order, and I've been shocked at how affordable this has been. And, regardless, the peace of mind he's brought me has been priceless.

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Fri Nov 2, 2018, 05:50 PM

2. Lawyers......... my niece is an attorney first in our family............I am very proud of her

and I said to her when she first wanted to be an attorney ..................Gerry Spence ............and on her graduation from The University of Colorado Denver ....................she said..................... Tax attorney...................


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