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27th May '16 6:14:19 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'', when the PlayerCharacter, Manny, is trying convince slimy lawyer Nick Virago to help spring his friend from prison, he wants Manny stroke his ego by asking if you want a good lawyer or the best. One of the player's reply options is "Well, logically, the best lawyer would be a dead one", which causes him to caustically point out that that definition includes every single attorney in the land of the dead.

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* In ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'', when the PlayerCharacter, Manny, is trying convince slimy lawyer Nick Virago to help spring his friend from prison, he wants Manny stroke his ego by asking if you want a good lawyer or the best. One of the player's reply options is "Well, logically, the best lawyer would be a dead one", which causes him to caustically point out that that definition includes every single attorney in the land Land of the dead.Dead.
27th May '16 6:14:02 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'', when you're trying convince slimy lawyer Nick Virago to help spring your friend from prison, he leads you into stoking his ego by asking if you want a good lawyer or the best. One of your reply options is "Well, logically, the best lawyer would be a dead one", which causes him to caustically point out that that includes every single attorney in the land of the dead.

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* In ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'', when you're the PlayerCharacter, Manny, is trying convince slimy lawyer Nick Virago to help spring your his friend from prison, he leads you into stoking wants Manny stroke his ego by asking if you want a good lawyer or the best. One of your the player's reply options is "Well, logically, the best lawyer would be a dead one", which causes him to caustically point out that that definition includes every single attorney in the land of the dead.
3rd May '16 4:07:44 AM Divra
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry gets a decent amount of mileage out of the fact that the resident GoodShepherd Father Forthill not only passed the bar exam before discerning his vocation to the priesthood, but still occasionally helps his parishioners with their legal reoubles.
2nd May '16 8:30:52 PM dotchan
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' has lawyers in hell... this is instantly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d. [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3243 by Slick.]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' has lawyers in hell... this is instantly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d. {{lampshade|Hanging}}d [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3243 net/view.php?date=2009-07-23 by Slick.]]]]
-->'''Slick''': Well, ''this'' comes as no surprise.
2nd May '16 8:30:01 PM TARINunit9
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* Even the law profession is not immune to this. On exams, the hypothetical legal firm is usually given the name Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe ("do we cheat 'em? And how!")

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* Even the law profession is not immune to this. On exams, the hypothetical legal firm is usually given TheLawFirmOfPunPunAndWordplay. Most famously, the name firm of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe ("do we cheat 'em? And how!")
22nd Apr '16 4:48:33 PM dotchan
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'''Apollo''': Good. Hopefully that's the last we'll see of that pain-in-the-neck yokai.
'''Athena''': I don't know...I think Temna Taro could exorcise an exorcist.
'''Apollo''': As an attorney defending a demon, I know exactly how that feels.

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--> '''Apollo''': Good. Hopefully that's the last we'll see of that pain-in-the-neck yokai.
--> '''Athena''': I don't know...I think Temna Taro could exorcise an exorcist.
--> '''Apollo''': As an attorney defending a demon, I know exactly how that feels.
22nd Apr '16 4:41:07 PM dotchan
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* A Russian, a Frenchman and two American lawyers are on a long train ride in the same cart. Russian takes out loads of vodka and caviar, treats everybody aplenty, and just throws the rest out the window. "Oh, we have an overabundance of that!" Next, Frenchmen takes out loads of vine and cheeses, treats everybody aplenty, and just throws the rest out the window... After some deliberation, one of American lawyers gets up, grabs and throws another out the window.
* A lawyer was once running late for a meeting, and when he got in the Judge said "Speak of the devil..". The lawyer [[DeadpanSnarker replied]] "I believe you are confusing me with my employer."

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* A Russian, a Frenchman and two American lawyers are on a long train ride in the same cart. Russian takes out loads of vodka and caviar, treats everybody aplenty, and just throws the rest out the window. "Oh, we have an overabundance of that!" Next, Frenchmen takes out loads of vine and cheeses, treats everybody aplenty, and just throws the rest out the window... After some deliberation, one of the American lawyers gets up, grabs and throws another the other out the window.
* A lawyer was once running late for a meeting, and when he got in the Judge said "Speak of the devil..". devil..." The lawyer [[DeadpanSnarker replied]] "I believe you are confusing me with my employer."



** {{Satan}} appears as a prosecutor in {{God}}'s court. In Jewish theology, this is in fact the extent of his villainy, and his entire narrative role. Insert joke about how the Christians made him less evil here.

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** {{Satan}} appears as a prosecutor in {{God}}'s court. In Jewish theology, this is in fact the extent of his villainy, and his entire narrative role. Insert joke about how the Christians made him less evil here.by turning him into God's direct antagonist and enemy of mankind (God's people in particular).
7th Mar '16 8:55:08 PM star3catcher
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* What's the difference between a mosquito and a lawyer? [[labelnote:Answer]]One is a blood-sucking parasite, the other is an insect.[[/labelnote]]
4th Mar '16 5:36:10 PM nowaymanguy
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** In ''[[PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies]]'', one of the witnesses calls Apollo a no good shyster.

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** In ''[[PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies]]'', ''[[PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'', one of the witnesses calls Apollo a no good shyster.


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** Another case of the self-deprecating variety in ''Dual Destinies'' when talking to Athena about the trial during the second day's investigation prompts a conversation about how "Tenma Taro" made an appearance in court.
--> '''Athena''': I heard the Judge actually held an exorcism in his courtroom after that.
'''Apollo''': Good. Hopefully that's the last we'll see of that pain-in-the-neck yokai.
'''Athena''': I don't know...I think Temna Taro could exorcise an exorcist.
'''Apollo''': As an attorney defending a demon, I know exactly how that feels.
4th Mar '16 5:07:16 AM nowaymanguy
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** And in one of the cases from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', one character thinks he's a demon lawyer from hell.

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** And in one of the cases from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', one character thinks he's a demon lawyer from hell. The dialogue is pretty subtle about it, but there's no doubt that Apollo's lines, such as "I'm not demon, I'm a lawyer", were intended to be subtle forms of these.


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** The series as a whole likes to use these kind of jokes. Considering the basic nature of the series's concept (hero lawyers, fighting for justice), they're mainly used ironically. Most of the time they're self-deprecating humor from the lawyers themselves.
** In ''[[PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies]]'', one of the witnesses calls Apollo a no good shyster.
--> ''(A lying thief calling me a shyster. This has to be the low point of my career.)''
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