Laugh your socks off or just groan at the jokes ?
Doug had just started his new law practice and was desperate
for business, and was happy to be appointed by the court to defend an
indigent defendant. The judge ordered Doug, "You are to confer with
the defendant in the hallway, and give him the best legal advice you
After a time, Doug re-entered the courtroom alone. When the judge asked
where the defendant had gone, Doug replied, "You asked me to give him
good advice. I found out that he was guilty as hell, so I told him to
|One afternoon a wealthy lawyer was riding in his limousine
when he saw two men along the roadside eating grass. Disturbed, he ordered
his driver to stop and he got out to investigate. He asked one man,
"Why are you eating grass?" "We don't have any money for food," the
poor man replied. "We have to eat grass."
"Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I'll feed you" the
lawyer said. "But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They
are over there, under that tree." "Bring them along," the lawyer replied...
Turning to the other poor man he stated, "You come with us also." The
second man, in a pitiful voice then said "But sir, I also have a wife
and SIX children with me!" Bring them along as well." said the lawyer.
They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as
large as the limousine. Once underway, one of the poor fellows turned
to the lawyer and said, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking
all of us with you."
The lawyer replied, "Glad to do it. You'll really love my place; the
grass is almost a foot high!"
|A client who felt his legal bill was too high asked his
lawyer to itemize costs. The statement included this item:
"Was walking down the street and saw you on the other side. Walked to
the corner to cross at the light, crossed the street and walked quickly
to catch up with you. Got close and saw it wasn't you. - £50.00."
Herd this one ?
|Q: What’s the difference between a lawyer and a herd
A: The lawyer charges more.
You're trapped in a room with
a tiger, a rattlesnake and a lawyer. You have a gun with two bullets.
What should you do?
You shoot the lawyer. Twice.
One day, a teacher, a garbage
collector, and a lawyer all died and went to heaven.
St. Peter was there, having a bad day because heaven was getting crowded. When they got to the gate,
St. Peter informed them that there would be a test to get into Heaven: They each had to answer a single question.
To the teacher, he said, "What was the name of the ship that crashed into an iceberg and sunk with
all its passengers?" The teacher thought for a second, and then replied: "That would have been the Titanic, right?" St. Peter
let him through the gate.
Next, St. Peter turned to the
garbage man, and figuring that heaven didn’t really need all the stink
that this guy would bring in, decided to make the question a little
harder. "How many people died on the ship?"
The garbage man guessed 1228,
to which St. Peter said, "That happens to be right. Go ahead."
St. Peter then turned to the
lawyer. "What were their names?"
An elderly patient needed a
heart transplant and discussed his options with his doctor.
The doctor said, “We have three
possible donors; tell me which one you want to use. One is a young,
healthy athlete who died in an automobile accident. The second is a
middle-aged businessman who never drank or smoked and who died in his
private plane. The third is an attorney who just died after practicing
law for 30 years.”
“I’ll take the lawyer’s heart,”
said the patient.
After a successful transplant,
the doctor asked the patient why he had chosen the donor he did.
“It was easy,” the patient replied.
“I wanted a heart that hadn’t been used.”
A university committee was selecting
a new dean. They had narrowed the candidates down to a mathematician,
an economist and a lawyer.
Each was asked this question
during their interview: “How much is two plus two?”
The mathematician answered immediately,
The economist thought for several
minutes and finally answered, “Four, plus or minus one.”
Finally the lawyer stood up,
peered around the room and motioned silently for the committee members
to gather close to him. In a hushed, conspiratorial tone, he replied,
“How much do you want it to be?”
Did you ?
Lawyer: “Now that you have been
acquitted, will you tell me truly? Did you steal the car?”
Client: “After hearing your
amazing argument in court this morning, I’m beginning to think I didn’t.”
What do honest lawyers and UFO's
have in common?
You always hear about
them, but you never see them.
How many lawyers does it take
to change a light bulb?
they'd rather keep their clients in the dark.
|After examining the contents
of the employee suggestion box, the senior partner of the law firm complained,
“I wish they’d be more specific. What kind of kite? What lake?"
|A checker at the local video
rental outlet noticed that there were an inordinate number of requests
for Linda Blairs' old movie "The Exorcist." He recognized a couple students
from his pre-law class and asked what the attraction was. They told
him they thought it would be perfect for their studies, since possession
is 9/10th of the law.
"Lawyer: An individual whose
principal role is to protect his clients from others of his profession.”
What do you get when you cross
a librarian with a lawyer?
All the information you need
-- but you can’t understand a word of it.
|"Lawyer: One skilled in circumvention
of the law.” - Ambrose Bierce
|There are two kinds of lawyers,
those that know the law and those that know the judge.
"Lawyers: persons who write
a 10,000 word document and call it a brief.” -- Franz Kafka
Have you heard about the lawyers’
No matter what font you select,
everything comes out in fine print.
"There are three sorts of lawyers
-- able, unable and lamentable.” - Robert Smith Surtees
Prime of life
|Joe the lawyer died suddenly,
at the age of 45. He got to the gates of Heaven, and the angel standing
there said, "We've been waiting a long time for you."
"What do you mean," he replied, "I'm only 45, in the prime of my life.
Why did I have to die now?"
"45? You're not 45, you're 82," replied the angel.
"Wait a minute. If you think I'm 82 then you have the wrong guy. I'm
I can show you my birth certificate."
"Hold on. Let me go check," said the angel and disappeared inside. After
a few minutes the angel returned. "Sorry, but by our records you *are*
82. I checked all the hours you have billed your clients, and you have
to be 82..."
|A doctor and a lawyer were talking
at a party. Their conversation was constantly interrupted by people
describing their ailments
and asking the doctor for free medical advice. After an hour of this,
the exasperated doctor asked the lawyer, "What do you do to
stop people from asking you for legal advice when you're out of the
"I give it to them," replied the lawyer, "and then I send them a bill."
The doctor was shocked, but agreed to give it a try. The next day, still
feeling slightly guilty, the doctor prepared the bills. When he went
to place them in his mailbox, he found a bill from the lawyer.
|The Pope dies and goes to heaven.
St. Peter greets him and says "Glad to see you; we've got your place
all ready." Peter then takes the Pope down the street and shows him
his new home: a small but comfortable cottage of 5 rooms. Peter advises
the Pope to settle in, and then wander around meeting the other residents.
The Pope meets many old friends and makes several new ones over the
next few days. One of these is a former lawyer who invites the Pope
over for lunch. On arriving, the Pope is astounded to see a 45 room
mansion, with built-in sauna and weight-room, a beautiful library, and
spacious, airy rooms.
After lunch, the Pope spies St. Peter on the street and says "Not to
complain, but I'm curious as to why I have a small cottage while the
lawyer I just met has a stupendous mansion."
St. Peter replied, "Well, you see, we have many Popes up here, but only
Middle of the night, middle
of nowhere, two cars both slightly cross over the white line in the
centre of the road. They collide and a fair amount of damage is done,
although neither driver is hurt. It's impossible to assess blame for
the accident on either however.
They both get out. One is a doctor, one is a lawyer. The lawyer calls
the police on his car phone; they'll be there in 20 minutes.
It's cold and damp, and both men are shaken up. The lawyer offers the
doctor a drink of brandy from his hip flask, the doctor accepts, drinks
and hands it back to the lawyer, who puts it away.
"Aren't you going to have a drink?'' the doctor says.
"AFTER the police get here,'' replies the lawyer.
|The mobster was on trial,
facing a possible life sentence, but his lawyer bribed a juror to hold
out for a lesser charge. After hours of deliberation, the jury returned
a verdict carrying a maximum of ten years in prison.
Afterwards, the lawyer approached the juror. "You had me worried!
When the jury was out so long, I was afraid you couldn't pull it off."
"I was worried too!" answered the juror. "The others all wanted to acquit
On the phone
Joe grew up in a small
town, then moved away to attend college and law school. He decided to
come back to the small town because he could be a big man in this small
town. He really wanted to impress everyone. He opened his new law office,
but business was very slow at first.
One day, he saw a man
coming up the sidewalk to his office. He decided To make a big impression
on this new client when he arrived. As the man came to the door, Joe
picked up the phone. He motioned the man in, all the while saying into
the phone "No. Absolutely not. I'll be handling the team will provide
support. Okay. Tell the DA that I'll meet with him next week to discuss
This sort of thing went
on for almost five minutes. All the while, the man sat patiently as
Joe rattled instructions. Finally, Joe put down the phone and turned
to the man.
"I'm sorry for the delay,"
he said, "but as you can see, I'm very busy. What can I do for you?"
The man replied, "I'm
from the phone company. I came to hook up your phone."
Two attorneys went into
a diner and ordered drinks. Then they produced sandwiches from their
briefcases and started to eat. The owner became quite concerned and
marched over and told them, "You can't eat your own sandwiches in here!"
The attorneys looked
at each other, shrugged their shoulders and exchanged sandwiches.
|So the engineer reports
to the gates of hell and is let in. Pretty soon, the engineer gets dissatisfied
with the level of comfort in hell, and he starts designing and building
improvements. After a while, they've got air conditioning and flush
toilets and escalators, and the engineer is a pretty popular guy.
One day, God calls up Satan on the telephone and says with a sneer,
"So, how's it going down there in hell?"
Satan replies, "Hey, things are going great. We've got air conditioning
and flush toilets and escalators, and there's no telling what this engineer
is going to come up with next."
"What?!" God shouts. "You've got an engineer? That's a mistake -- he
should never have gotten down there. Send him up here."
Satan says, "No way. I like having an engineer on the staff, and I'm
God says, "Send him back up here or I'll sue."
Satan laughs uproariously and answers, "Yeah, right. And just where
are YOU going to get a lawyer?"
A lawyer, doctor and
priest were on an airplane over the ocean.
The plane went down and
the only survivors were those three.
They started swimming
towards an island when sharks appeared.
SNAP!!! The doctor was
eaten. SNAP!!! The priest was eaten.
The lawyer made it to
the island, and was later picked up and returned to port.
The press asked him why
the sharks ate the other two and not him.
He replied, "Professional
Things people actually said in court
Q: What is your date of birth?
A: July fifteenth.
Q: What year?
A: Every year.
Q: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
A: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
Q: This myasthenia gravis-does it affect your memory at all?
Q: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
A: I forget.
Q: You forget. Can you give us an example of something that you've forgotten?
Q: All your responses must be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
Q: How old is your son--the one living with you.
A: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
Q: How long has he lived with you?
A: Forty-five years.
Q: What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke that morning?
A: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
Q: And why did that upset you?
A: My name is Susan.
Q: And where was the location of the accident?
A: Approximately milepost 499.
Q: And where is milepost 499?
A: Probably between milepost 498 and 500.
Q: Sir, what is your IQ?
A: Well, I can see pretty well, I think.
Q: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in the voodoo occult?
A: We both do.
A: We do.
Q: You do?
A: Yes, voodoo.
Q: Trooper, when you stopped the defendant, were your red and blue lights
Q: Did the defendant say anything when she got out of her car?
A: Yes, sir.
Q: What did she say?
A: What disco am I at?
Q: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't
know about it until the next morning?
Q: The youngest son, the twenty-year old, how old is he?
Q: Were you present when your picture was taken?
Q: Was it you or your younger brother who was killed in the war?
Q: Did he kill you?
Q: How far apart were the vehicles at the time of the collision?
Q: You were there until the time you left, is that true?
Q: How many times have you committed suicide?
Q: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
Q: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
Q: And what were you doing at that time?
Q: She had three children, right?
Q: How many were boys?
Q: Were there any girls?
Q: You say the stairs went down to the basement?
Q: And these stairs, did they go up also?
Q: Mr. Slatery, you went on a rather elaborate honeymoon, didn't you?
A: I went to Europe, sir.
Q: And you took your new wife?
Q: How was your first marriage terminated?
A: By death.
Q: And by whose death was it terminated?
Q: Can you describe the individual?
A: He was about medium height and had a beard.
Q: Was this a male, or a female?
Q: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I
sent to your attorney?
A: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
Q: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?
A: All my autopsies are performed on dead people.
Q: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
A: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
Q: And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time?
A: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy.
Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
Q: Did you check for blood pressure?
Q: Did you check for breathing?
Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the
Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
Q: But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?
A: It is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere.
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