As a lawyer in private practice for many years, I discovered that law and justice and truth weren't all the same thing. I've always been a humorist in giving talks, and I built my law practice singing in nightclubs at night -- and passing out business cards at the breaks. What better place to meet people who need an attorney, right? In Colorado, The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News must have thought a lawyer singing in bars was newsworthy so they did very nice human-interest articles on me that brought me a lot of attention -- and a lot of clients:
"The Singing Attorney"
"The Court Jester."
Things just progressed from there.
Despite what is thought, ‘J.D.’ after my name means Juris Doctor, and not juvenile delinquent.
It is true that most of us lawyers are educated beyond our intellects, does not necessarily mean we’re all smart.
At least not as smart as the famed Perry Mason, who starred as a lawyer in the late 1950’s and 1960’s television series.
In fact, some of us might behave somewhat like we are juvenile delinquents in some way or other,… in the way that we try to get our way in everything, whether we are right or wrong.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always loved lawyer jokes. For example:
What’s wrong with lawyer jokes?
- Answer: Lawyers don’t think they’re funny, while other people think the jokes are serious, and not jokes.
How can you tell when a lawyer is lying?
- Answer: when his mouth is moving.
What do you have if three lawyers are buried up to their necks in sand?
- Answer: not enough sand.
If you have a bad lawyer, why not get a new one?
- Answer: changing lawyers is like moving to a new deck chair on the Titanic.
What do you call a retired lawyer?
- Answer: Your Honor.
What do you call a lawyer who has gone bad?
- Answer: Senator or Congressman.