“Lawyers and ethics — those are two words that don’t belong in the same sentence!”
I have so little tolerance for and interest in this joke that I wince in anticipation as soon as I see it start to spew out someone’s mouth. I never quite understand why as soon as reference is made to the legal profession, people immediately make jokes belittling it. I don’t mock any of the professionals I encounter that require some kind of specialized degree: doctors, dentists, orthodontists, speech language pathologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, engineers, etc. I’m not sure what it is about the legal profession that draws in this kind of jest.
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