Love Your Lawyer Day is celebrated every year on the first Friday of November, in 2022 this day falls on November 4th. The mission of the holiday is to express respect and gratitude to lawyers, to motivate them to work further. Notably, the legal profession often comes with a negative reputation. Even Shakespeare allowed himself to speak insults and nasty things about lawyers. Nevertheless, these specialists perform a very important mission – they stand guard over the law, protect the rights and freedoms of people, they help achieve justice.
The first lawyers appeared in Ancient Athens, they were called orators. And the first text of the law was written in the 18th century BC. Hammurabi – ruler of Mesopotamia. The document is known as the Code of Hammurabi, it consisted of 282 laws devoted to various everyday situations, punishments for various crimes, payment of wages, and the provision of various services. The first lawyers were forbidden to charge for their services, but in the Roman Empire the situation changed, and the legal field began to generate income. The modern system of law is much more complex, more confusing, covers all aspects of human life.
- The main task of a lawyer is to explain to a person the norms of the law, how it affects life, public and private organizations.
- Unfortunately, many societies are biased against lawyers, considering them dishonest, cunning, deceitful. This is not so, because among them there are a huge number of responsive, decent and honest professionals. Such a reputation of the profession and its representatives is connected, first of all, with the fact that lawyers are often at the epicenter of conflicts and disputes.
- The holiday was established in 2001 by the head of the American Bar Association, Nader Anis. The mission of the holiday is to thank the representatives of this profession for their noble work.
How to celebrate
First of all, be kind and attentive to lawyers. If there is such a person in your environment, express gratitude to him, if there is no such person among your acquaintances, write a thank you post on social networks, because there are almost 1,5 million lawyers in America. If you work in a law firm, organize a holiday with colleagues, a party, have fun from the heart. Watch a good movie about lawyers or read a book about the profession. Give up jokes about lawyers, on the contrary – try in every possible way to create a noble image for them.
When is Love Your Lawyer Day celebrated in 2022?
Love Your Lawyer Day is observed on the first Friday of November each year.