Yes, there truly is a day for everything now. Love Your Lawyer Day was established in 2001 by lawyer marketer Nader Anise, Executive Director of the American Lawyers Public Image Association (ALPIA). What should you do to celebrate? According to the 2015 press release, if you’re an attorney, ALPIA encourages you to dedicate 1 hour to a pro bono project or donate the equivalent of one billable hour to a charity of your choice. Non-lawyers are encouraged to call up their counsel and thank them for their hard work, and perhaps even send them a card or flowers! At the very least, we are asked to refrain from bad lawyer jokes. Although the day has been championed by everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the ABA’s Law Practice Council, it has seen its share of criticism as well.
In honor of Love Your Lawyer Day (celebrated on the first Friday of November), I thought I’d highlight lawyers we love…in film. The Law Library’s physical collections don’t end with treatises, codes, and reporters – we also have a fairly extensive, continuously updated, A/V collection. So if you’re looking for some lawyers and legal flicks to love this weekend, here are a few of my favorites (both serious and seriously funny), for your viewing pleasure:
You can see a full list of our audio-visual collection here. To check out audio-visual material, see the attendant at the Circulation Desk. This year, Love Your Lawyer Day coincides with National Nachos Day, so if you’re looking for a snack to go along with your movie marathon, you can celebrate two national days at once!