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Be careful when you’re slagging off lawyers, they might bite back. Even telling a joke can, it appears, get you into trouble. Last week two founders of a group called Americans for Legal Reform were arrested for telling lawyer jokes. And not even very good ones.
The two, Harvey Kash and Carl Lanzisera, were waiting in line to enter a Long Island courthouse. “How can you tell if a lawyer is lying?” Kash reportedly asked Lanzisera. “His lips move,” came the hysterical reply.
Incredibly, the crack did not go down well. A lawyer also waiting in the line reported the couple of wiseguys to the court, which charged them with disorderly conduct.