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English may be the common language of the world, but the Common Law is not the common law of the world

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lawyer noun

a person qualified to practice law; a person who studies or teaches law as an academic subject
The president is represented by lawyers in court.

Lots of jokes have been written about lawyers, most of them fairly uncomplimentary. A typical example is: 99% of lawyers get the rest of bad name. But here are a few jokes you can tell lawyers without upsetting them too much. First one: so, what do lawyers wear in court? Lawsuits ! What did the lawyer call his baby daughter? Sue! Old lawyers never die, they just lose their appeal. And finally: what do you get if you cross a Godfather with a lawyer? An offer you can’t understand.

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