We celebrate Love Litigating Lawyers Day on August 31st to express respect and gratitude to lawyers. A Gallup poll in 2014 showed that public perception of the legal profession is turning into an increasingly negative one. In total, only 21% of respondents believe that lawyers are truly honest and ethical professionals. The rest simply do not believe in their decency.
Love Litigating Lawyers Day was established by the American Bar Association Practice Council in October 2015. This is a day to recognize their efforts and merits in protecting the public good and administering justice. The resolution aims to eliminate stereotypes from popular culture about lawyers: both in literature and in cinema they are often portrayed as heartless, cruel, corrupt and completely uncaring about their clients.
We should remember what a significant contribution lawyers have made to society, diligently defending people in even minor court cases, resolving disputes and helping people better understand the law. Without lawyers, we would not have a legal society!
Actors Gerard Butler and Rebel Wilson, TV journalist and presenter Megyn Kelly, Italian singer Andrea Bocelli are lawyers by education.
How to celebrate
Celebrate Love Litigating Lawyers Day:
- Change the way you think about the legal profession and what these people do for a living. Try to get this information first hand. Visit people in the legal system that you know personally to understand and therefore appreciate their efforts.
- Thank your lawyer or other member of the legal profession who worked for your interests. Let it be a lawyer, a notary, a legal assistant – these people professionally and honestly tried to help you!
- If you are a lawyer, consider occasionally supporting charitable causes and doing volunteer work. You will strengthen your reputation and raise the status of your profession in the eyes of society. Does the thought of free work bother you? Even quite spoiled with money and gifts, ancient Roman lawyers often worked for free, helping fellow citizens for the sake of reputation!
When is Love Litigating Lawyers Day celebrated in 2022?
Love Litigating Lawyers Day is observed on August 31 each year.