Isn’t there a saying, “a chuckle a day keeps the doctor away?” If not, there should be. I think I remember Reader’s Digest claiming “Laughter Is the Best Medicine.” As lawyers (and as aspiring soon-to-be lawyers), it’s good to laugh at ourselves … it keeps us grounded … or relatively so. Of course, we all know that lawyer jokes abound … some for better, some for worse (the latter, it seems, more abundantly so). Yes, it can be a tough life. Sigh. Thus, when we can find legal humor by lawyers that’s all for the better … right? Okay, I’ll leave that determination to you. Read on.
Charles Fincher and Alan Gerson, if you haven’t already heard of them, use the law as a foil for their comedic artistry. Fincher calls himself a “lawyer (slash) artist.” Gerson, in contrast, calls himself an “artist and recovering attorney.”
A prolific creator, Fincher has several comic strips to his name. His “Scribble-in-Law” cartoons are described as “legally eccentric inside law cartoons.” But if you’d prefer a glimpse into the life of partners “from the dark side,” then Fincher’s “Britcher & Prickman” series is for you. And “for non-linear lawyers” there is “Off The Law.” Gerson, on the other hand, creates “dreamlike” lawyer watercolors. Take a look at “Habeas Circus,” “Problem Witness,” and “Motion to Suppress” for examples reflecting his rather “deep dark sense of humor.”Avery Studio via photo pin cc