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In Defense of Lawyers

Posted by Eric Hoppel on

Troy attorneyJoseph Ahearn has probably heard most of your lawyer jokes. He’s also heard people asking him why on Earth he would want to defend someone accused of a heinous crime. It’s because he truly believes in our criminal justice system and, as he told me, “It should not be easy to put people in prison.”

As Joe mentioned, lawyers in New York take an oath to uphold the Constitutions of both the state and nation. They follow strict Rules of Professional Conduct. Most importantly, Joe and the other lawyers I've encountered care deeply about justice and the law.

*Those are actual lawyer jokes in the introduction to the post.

How many lawyer jokes do you know? Only three. The rest are true stories.

How do lawyers sleep at night? They lie on their right side, then lie on their left.