Worldwide Love Your Lawyer Day is here

I’m looking forward to my card and flowers today:

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — “Mark your calendars for November 6, 2015” says Nader Anise, Executive Director of the American Lawyers Public Image Association (ALPIA) “because this year’s National Love Your Lawyer Day celebration is unlike anything we’ve done in the past. We’re upping the ante!”

Established in 2001 by ALPIA, National Love Your Lawyer Day is a day in which lawyers and judges are celebrated for all the good they do, often thanklessly. On this day, the public is asked to let their favorite legal eagles know how much they love and appreciate them. “Call your attorney and say Happy Lawyer’s Day! or thanks for a doing a great job, or even send a gift, flowers or a card,” Anise says. “Lawyers are always painted as the bad guy, even if they pull off some crazy Houdini-esque maneuvers to help their clients. We’re hoping this day will spark public interest in commending lawyers rather than condemning them.”

And don’t even think about bad-mouthing lawyers on Love Your Lawyer Day – that is, unless you’re holding a wad of cash. Not only is lawyer bashing a big no-no and considered in poor taste, but anyone unable to bridle his tongue from verbally jabbing lawyers (late-night talk show hosts take note) is being asked to donate a “fine” per joke to the charity of his choice.

To show appreciation by lawyers, ALPIA is asking every attorney practicing in the U.S. to give back by performing at least one hour of pro bono work or donating the equivalent of one billable hour to either Childreach International or the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

This year, National Love Your Lawyer Day is also taking on an international flavor as lawyers from around the world have expressed their desire in participating in the festivities. For the first time ever, ALPIA is announcing International Love Your Lawyer Day which also takes place on Friday, November 6, 2015 globally. It will follow all the same initiatives as its American counterpart.

National (and now International) Love Your Lawyer Day (formerly “I Love My Lawyer Day”) is the single greatest pro-lawyer event in the world. It is celebrated on every first Friday of November. Established by ALPIA in 2001, Love Your Lawyer Day is a day of lawyer and judge appreciation in which the public, lawyers, judges, bar associations and other legal organizations are asked to participate.

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