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10 legal jokes, puns, and more for International Joke Day

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It’s no secret that the role of an attorney or paralegal can be stressful at times. Occasionally, it’s important to take a step back, breathe, and partake in activities that support one’s own health and wellness.

Today on International Joke Day, people from across the globe are doing exactly this. We thought we’d share a few we came across:

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In today’s digital age, many legal jokes are found and shared across social media. Here are a few these rib-ticklers:

#1. Be classy with the emails

Dance like noone is watching. Email like it may one day be read aloud in a deposition.
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#2. Losing a case

A man sued an airline company after it mislaid his luggage. Sadly, he lost his case. #amwriting #lawyerjokes #nearlyFriday #jokes

— Tony Batton (@thetonybatton) December 7, 2017

#3. Where there’s a will…

“Where there is a will there is a lawsuit” — Addison Mizner #lawsuit #best #jokes

— Best Lawyer Jokes (@bestlawyersjoke) December 8, 2015

#4. The right to remain silent

A man in an interrogation room says, “I’m not saying a word without my lawyer present.”

“You are the lawyer.” said the policeman.

“Exactly, so where’s my present?” replied the lawyer.

— Dad Jokes (@Dadsaysjokes) July 27, 2018

#5. Payrate breakdown

$250 an hour?! Interesting. What is your paralegal's rate? Afterall, SHE will be the one working on my case.
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#6: Eggers, Eggers, Eggers, and Eggers, Attorneys at Law

Eggers family lawyers sign
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 Three generations of Eggers in one practice. They hatch so fast.

#7: Bickers & Bickers, Attorneys at Law

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Sounds like the judge will be given an earful.

#8: Good vs great lawyer

What’s the difference between a good lawyer and a great lawyer?

A good lawyer knows the law. A great lawyer knows the judge. #lawyerjokes

— Giss (@gisscontreras) October 30, 2012

#9: Alicia A. Slaughter, Personal Injury Attorney

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#10: Things paralegals say?

It’s on the Reminder List I sent you Monday.

It’s on the Nag list I sent you Tuesday.

It’s on the PLEASE list I sent you Wednesday.

It’s on the URGENT list I sent you Thursday.

It’s on the THIS IS GOING TO BLOW UP IN YOUR FACE list I sent you Friday.

The Paralegal Society

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We hope your day got brighter. Have a stand-out (harmless) legal joke? Share it in the comments!

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One thought on “10 legal jokes, puns, and more for International Joke Day

  1. Apropos of #2, my daughter went to summer camp in the Poconos. We were to ship a footlocker to the camp with her suggested clothes and toiletries in it. We sent the footlocker by UPS. It never arrived until the day before the camp was over, and the footlocker was damaged, so the contents were wet. We sued UPS in small claims court. I brought the footlocker to court as an exhibit. The bailiff eyed it suspiciously, but when I explained that it was evidence, he was OK with it. The judge was a stern-faced man who had exhibited no sense of humor during the previous cases on the calendar. We won. Then I said, “I’ve always wanted to bring a big case to small claims court.” Even the judge smiled.

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