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WHAT DOES A LAWYER LOOK LIKE?

WHAT DOES A LAWYER LOOK LIKE?

According to the EEOC, more women and minorities are working in the big corporate law departments!
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN, MINORITIES IN PRIVATE LAW PRACTICE HAS
INCREASED SINCE 1975 BUT PROBLEMS REMAIN, EEOC REPORTS

So, now maybe when I go to hearings and depositions, people will stop telling me “Sorry, we already have a court reporter.”
My first and favorite “hey, I am the lawyer” story took place in a bankruptcy hearing three years ago. The administrator asks all the lawyers to hand up their business cards, so he could have all the names spelled correctly in the transcript. I dutifully stood in line behind all the power suits, waiting my turn. I was second to last and when I got to the front, he said — “sorry, miss, I need the actual lawyer to give me the card — we have to make sure that he’s really here.” He promptly skipped me and took the card from the woman behind and me and turned away.
Okay, not a gender thing.
“Wait, Sir. Excuse me, but I *AM* the lawyer.”
“What?” (Now he was peering down at me.)
“Here’s my card. I am the lawyer. I have a Driver’s License if you want to see it.”
{If this is a nightclub, I am way overdressed!}
“No, that’s alright.” (He’s still peering, but now he’s reaching down to take the card.)

Once he has it, he holds it up, shrugs his shoulders:
“OK, I’ll take it. You just don’t look like a lawyer.”

“Really? What does a lawyer look like.”
“Oh, I don’t know…. um…. it’s cool. You’re cool. I’ll take it. Let’s get started.”

And away he went.
No doubt I still don’t look like a lawyer, but at least now there are more people joining the profession who don’t look like lawyers either.

12 Responses to “WHAT DOES A LAWYER LOOK LIKE?”

  1. Kashei Says:

    You don’t look like a lawyer. You look about 12. Remember that time you were hanging out on my couch and my friend came over and thought I was babysitting you? Hahahahahaha.

  2. Kashei Says:

    You don’t look like a lawyer. You look about 12. Remember that time you were hanging out on my couch and my friend came over and thought I was babysitting you? Hahahahahaha.

  3. Kashei Says:

    You don’t look like a lawyer. You look about 12. Remember that time you were hanging out on my couch and my friend came over and thought I was babysitting you? Hahahahahaha.

  4. Dawn Summers Says:

    I don’t dress for court when planning to watch TV at an acquaintance’s couch.

  5. Dawn Summers Says:

    I don’t dress for court when planning to watch TV at an acquaintance’s couch.

  6. Dawn Summers Says:

    I don’t dress for court when planning to watch TV at an acquaintance’s couch.

  7. Kashei Says:

    I think it was less your clothes and more than your feet don’t reach the floor when sitting on my couch. Heeheeeeee.

  8. Kashei Says:

    I think it was less your clothes and more than your feet don’t reach the floor when sitting on my couch. Heeheeeeee.

  9. Kashei Says:

    I think it was less your clothes and more than your feet don’t reach the floor when sitting on my couch. Heeheeeeee.

  10. Peter Says:

    That’s a pretty crummy story, but I like the way you handled it.

  11. Peter Says:

    That’s a pretty crummy story, but I like the way you handled it.

  12. Peter Says:

    That’s a pretty crummy story, but I like the way you handled it.

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