Humor & Lawyer Jokes

My 21 Favorite Estate Planning Insults and Comebacks


When you achieve a certain level of success in estate planning law, complaining about the billboards, the yachts, the keys to the cities, the authorized (and unauthorized) documentaries about your life, etc. seems a bit petty. Then again, the naysayers can be quite annoying.  You know, the jealous types who seem to thrive on bringing…

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20 Annoying Things About Being an Estate Planning Attorney

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No, for the most part, we don’t starve.  These may also have a “First World Problems” vibe as well.  But as you read the following list, maybe, just maybe, you’ll laugh and perhaps shed a tear too: 1.  The Binding Struggle Pictured to the right.  Choices include 3-ring binders, staples, wire, coil, comb-binding, velo-binding, spiral…

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20 Reasons Estate Planning Lawyers Are Not Professional Athletes

20 Reasons Estate Planning Lawyers Are Not Professional Athletes

Former Philadelphia Phillie John Kruk once said to a fan, “Lady, I’m not an athlete.  I’m a professional baseball player.”  Well, if you ever run into that same lady, you can also tell her these 20 reasons why estate lawyers can almost claim the same thing:  Read more... Desks don’t fit well on the field…

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5 Estate Planning Lullabies


Need to get your kids to sleep?  Need to get yourself to sleep?  Try singing these, and your home will be certain to get a quick visit from the Sandman. Mary Had an Estate Plan (to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”) Mary Had an Estate Plan, Estate Plan, Estate Plan, Mary Had…

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The 20 Greatest Estate Planning Pick-up Lines


Appropriate for use on eligible ladies, gentlemen, personal trustees, corporate trustees and other personal representatives.  Use at your own risk – I promise nothing…  Read more... Nice trust – mind if I review it? If I told you I had an executed will, would you hold it against me? If I had a dime for…

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“Stairway to Heaven” – A Shameless Estate Planning Plug?


My son’s teacher recently went to a Robert Plant concert, but shared with me that some of her colleagues had never heard of him, Led Zeppelin, or “Stairway to Heaven”!  To my uninformed brethren, “Stairway to Heaven” was written by Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page.  It was released in 1971,…

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Latest Simpsons Episode Raises Concerns About Burns’ Estate Plan


The first three minutes of the latest episode of The Simpsons, “Flaming Moe“, introduced a slew of interesting estate planning themes.  Spoiler alert: I reveal here these three minutes of the plot, which is then relegated to barely an afterthought for the remainder of the episode.  Read more...

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Estate Planning Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I


As we all know, many films do not take the time to peruse the estate planning effects caused by its characters and events.  I found that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I”, released Friday, was a fine exception.  In fact, it was the earliest that a film introduced estate planning topics since “Death…

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The Rarity of Lawyer Jokes (with 3 of My Favorites)


I cannot believe that people make jokes about lawyers.  Sure there is the occasional misdeed and bad apples, but overall, we rock!  I am sure you are as shocked as I am.  To prove how squeaky clean we are, I Googled “lawyer jokes” as compared to other careers and got the following results:  Read more...…

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The Beatles: Cryptic Estate Planning Lyrics?

Whenever we hear a song that has somewhat puzzling lyrics, it seems to be a favorite pastime of ours to figure out what the artists were trying to say.  But did you ever notice that common interpretations inevitably lead to some kind of carnal act, worship of an unsavory figure or a political or religious…

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