National Law Day


Alyson Galusha

Alyson is the Senior Director of the National Partner Group at Parker + Lynch Legal, based out of the greater New York city area.

I remember the day I left for law school thinking, “wow, I can’t wait to someday celebrate National Law Day!” Okay, maybe not so much.

National Law Day is held on May 1st every year to celebrate the role of law in our society and to culti­vate a deeper understanding of the legal profession. It is a celebration by the people of the United States:

  • In appreciation of their liberties and the reaffirmation of their loyalty to the United States an of their rededication to the ideals of equality and justice under law in their relations with each other and with other countries; and
  • For the cultivation of the respect for the law that is so vital to the democratic way of life.

The choice to become a lawyer is a personal one and can be made for many reasons. Some people truly love the law and admire the profession. Some people are born into the profession. Some are looking for a purpose. Most lawyers know; we tend to be fairly serious. It’s the nature of the beast. Our blood, sweat and tears go into this career. So, on this National Law Day, I wanted to add a bit of levity, and name the top ten funny reasons that some of my coworkers have identified why they are thankful they became a lawyer.

Ten Funny Reasons To Be Thankful for Becoming a Laywer:

1: You win every argument against your spouse because you have been trained in the art!

Stephanie Newman, Vice President of Search, Parker + Lynch Legal

2: It’s funny that attorneys understand the rule against perpetuities but spend a lifetime trying to define what is  “reasonable.”

Daniel Atcheson – Executive Director, North Carolina, Special Counsel

3: You can argue your way out of a speeding ticket!

Amanda McClure Tetrault, Regional Search Director, Major Markets, Parker + Lynch Legal

4: You always get to know the family gossip since everyone calls you with his or her legal issues.

Jennifer Ayers Clifton, Division Director, Dallas, TX – Parker + Lynch Legal

5: You don’t often get picked for a jury.

Regina Rousseau, Attorney Search Director, Boston, MA – Parker + Lynch Legal

6: You get to tell your family over and over again that the FREE advice you’re giving them on a subject you know absolutely nothing about is worth every penny they have paid for it.

Marisa L. Simmons – Attorney Search Director, Atlanta, GA – Parker + Lynch Legal

7: You can add the “Esquire” title to your name, even though nobody is ever going to actually call you that.

Conor McCarthy, Attorney Search Director, Detroit, MI – Parker + Lynch Legal

8: You know what is in the family will because you are the one that wrote it.

Amanda Tetrault, Regional Search Director, Major Markets, Parker + Lynch Legal.

9: You get paid whether you win or lose.

Jill Turkish, Attorney Search Director, Parsippany, NJ – Parker + Lynch Legal.

10: You get paid to argue with people.

Alyson Galusha, Senior Director, National Partner Group, Parker + Lynch Legal.

Happy National Law Day! Celebrate with someone you love, or just celebrate by reading the thousands of lawyer jokes online.

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