J.A.I.L. News Journal
Los Angeles - September
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Lawyers Concerned Over Lawyer Jokes & The Waning
Image Of Their Profession. *
On Friday, September 8th
the U.S. trial lawyers gathered to deal with their waning public image of
lawyers and the countless attorney jokes that are going around the
country. They feel that their noble profession was suffering a continual
The gathering involved the
over 400,000 membership American Bar Association and some nine other
lawyer groups, and summed up a
three years study conducted by
They concluded that they were suffering a public perception
lawyers were purely motivated more by the greed
for money and gain than as a public service as officers of the
suggested that they must all work to restore the American public's respect for
lawyers and the judicial system. They indicated that they thought it appropriate
that an effort should be directed at law schools to stress upon ethics as
They also stated that it
was now imperative that they come up with some ingenious means to inform
the public of their value and that of the justice system. With this goal in
mind, they issued a press release to a National Press Club news
their waning public image, those contributing to the report
acknowledged that the lawyers were relying on anecdotal
evidence, and that their phenomenon was nothing new.
* J.A.I.L. would have
loved to have reprinted the Reuter source of the above article in full,
however, it is stamped "Copyright 2000, Reuters Limited. All rights
reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content,
including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the
prior written consent of Reuters." Therefore, JAIL has recreated the story
and only alludes to the salient facts.
I might say, the following is all
too common of the following real-life experience. A lawyer's wife was asked
at a night club what here husband's profession was. She shrieked in horror
and embarrassment, and would concoct some other profession to keep from
admitting her husband was an attorney.
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