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For a profession known for taking itself rather seriously, lawyers are also exceptionally good at seeing the funny side of the practice of law.
There are few better at the art of skewering the pretensions and idiosyncrasies of legal practice than Queensland lawyer Paul Brennan, author of the Law & Disorder website which, for years, has been dispensing useful legal advice heavily disguised as comedy. As well as tips on topics such as “The 10 Greatest legal mistakes in business .... and how to avoid them.”, the site is host to caustic and comic legal cartoons, an ezine and moreLaw Institute Journal (Victoria)
A good test of exactly how important a legal question is to you is to ask yourself "Am I ready to pay for the answer?". If you hesitate then spend the money on something else. Another test is that you are waking up at 3am.