Campaign to highlight positive aspects of legal profession goes viral
Lawyer jokes are a dime a dozen, it's true, but most folks who've ever found themselves in a difficult situation due to a civil, family, or municipal court dispute know that good attorneys are an indispensable asset for a free society based on the rule of law. Now there's finally a full day devoted to validating that point: Happy #LoveYourLawyerDay! The idea for a day celebrating everything that's right about the legal profession has been in development for 15-years as reported today by Bloomberg, but now it's finally official and social media is blowing up. It's also a day to celebrate how much we love our clients and, consequently, are willing to work tirelessly to help them achieve their goals. Here's the text of the American Bar Association (ABA) resolution passed in October: WHEREAS, Lawyers have consistently been the target of verbal bashing, derogatory portrayals and literature is rife with lawyer bashing dated back hundreds of years; and WHEREAS, A 2013 Pew Research Center survey found lawyers last among ten professional categories for “contributions to society”; WHEREAS, According to a 2014 Gallup survey, the public perception of lawyers on honesty and ethics is an unsatisfactory 21%; and… WHEREAS, The portrayal of lawyers in American popular culture, including on television and cinema, is largely negative, which promotes a negative stereotype of lawyers in society… NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED by the American Bar Association Law Practice Division Council: SECTION 1. The first Friday of November be recognized and celebrated as “Love Your Lawyer Day”, a day for the public to celebrate lawyers and express their gratitude to them for their affirmative contributions to the public good and the administration of justice. SECTION 2. Lawyers throughout the nation are urged to celebrate “Love Your Lawyer Day” to help promote a positive and more respected image of lawyers and their contributions to society and that they do so by providing pro bono legal services to their communities and supporting charitable causes that promote the administration of justice. Lawyers are first and foremost here to serve their clients, and our team is experienced at assisting New Jersey litigants grapple a variety of types of matters including family law, personal injury, and criminal/traffic court matters. The right counsel is all the more important when the stakes are highest. Help is only a quick e-mail or phone call away. Contact our attorneys Rick DeMichele, Gregory DeMichele, or Matt Rooney at DeMichele & DeMichele online today for a confidential consultation regarding the challenging facing you and your family. You can also reach us right now by telephone at (856) 546-1350. __
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