Friday, November 6, 2015

WIRTW #389 (the “you love me, you really love me” edition) #LoveYourLawyerDay


Today is National Love Your Lawyer Day (really). From the American Lawyers Public Image Association:

Around the world, Love Your Lawyer Day… is the one day of the year designated to celebrate lawyers…. Our goal is to highlight the good that lawyers do, often thanklessly….

Is it too much to ask for people to refrain from lawyer bashing and telling tasteless lawyer jokes for a single day? Surely you can do it. And, if for some reason, you're unable to tame your tongue for that 24-hour span (like if you're a late-night talk show host), then donate $20 to charity for every joke you tell. Deal?

This special day is not just about acknowledging and celebrating legal professionals. One of the initiatives for *Global* Lawyer Your Lawyer Day is to ask lawyers to either perform one hour of pro bono work or donate the equivalent of one billable hour to their favorite charity.

Do you love your lawyer—either me (hint, hint) or someone else? Show your love, in the comments below, or hit me on Twitter @jonhyman with #LoveYourLawyerDay. As for me, I’ll pick up my end of the bargain by donating my one hour of pro bono work.

Here’s the rest of what I read this week:

Discrimination

Social Media & Workplace Technology

HR & Employee Relations

Wage & Hour

Labor Relations

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