A lawyer joke is an often self-deprecating type of humor about a lawyer or the legal profession. Lawyers when giving a talk, especially to the profession, often employ lawyer jokes as icebreakers.
Jokes told outside the profession where lawyers are commonly the object of contempt, scorn and derision may be sharper:
|“||Q. What is the difference between a catfish and a lawyer?
A. One is a scum-sucking, bottom-feeding scavenger. The other is a fish.
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