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Beats Me…….

// What do you do if you run over a lawyer?
Back over him to make sure. Then, make another notch on the steering wheel. //

Now what do lawyers do to arouse such hatred ? Mainly, the problem is that they’re smart. Being smart is definitely dรฉmodรฉ these days ๐Ÿ˜‰

For one thing, having to acknowledge that someone other than us is smart is in itself very painful. ๐Ÿ˜›

Jokes apart….

I am not going to defend Lawyers’ plight….just analyse what makes people despise them.

The only time a person goes to court is when something bad has happened. Court experiences tend to be very negative no matter you win or lose, and lawyers bear the brunt. If you lose, well obviously it’s because your lawyer screwed up and if you win, obviously it’s because you deserved to win. In fact, you would have won even if you didn’t have a lawyer.

The legal system is something that is so complicated that a layman finds it difficult to understand and takes it out on the lawyer.

The law is a huge topic, and the language used is not friendly even to the juniors leave alone the “general public” . People begin to get suspicious if they cannot understand what they are signing, and have to take the lawyer’s word that things are moving in the right direction. Lawyers have their own language, and way of doing things, that is often different from other businesses.

When people shop for dentists , they want the ones who promise ‘least pain’ …while when they do for lawyers , its ‘toughest’…so that they can inflict it on their enemies.
But if they patch up later , more often than not the client justifies his actions and makes his lawyer the scape-goat.
Its like “Sonny dear , I wasn’t aware of what was happening..that meanie bag Lawyer talked me into it” ๐Ÿ™
Now , how’s that ? You want the meanest , toughest , most ruthless Lawyer for your dirty work , and then you want to wriggle
out of it ‘spotless’ calling him the very names that attracted you to him in the first place.

Also, court business takes a long time for things to get resolved, and they may not be resolved in the way one would like. He is giving control to another person, and also passing on information that is confidential. That puts the client in a not too comfortable position.
Another thing I have noticed is , everyone is wary as soon they know they are dealing with a lawyer. They think , the lawyers won’t hesitate to slap a suit as things are easy for them. I wouldn’t say they don’t have a point.

But the thing that irks me is ,why is the police never made fun of ….except for their infamous paunch , their ethics never becomes the butt of joke.

In what way are lawyers worse than software engineers in the US who go to the US with one company but get their H1 done by 3 companies in no time ๐Ÿ˜‰

But I should add that I do enjoy jokes, period .Be it on Lawyers or any other professional ๐Ÿ™‚

73 replies on “Beats Me…….”

yups what u say is perfectly correct.. all clients want to give their opponents a hard time and that is why they pay big bucks for it… but then they do not want to be seen like that by anybody.. hence they pass the entire blame to the lawyer.

also a lawyer makes money (pot loads of it) by charging from a person in distress … often even when the lawyer loses the case for them… i think this is the reason why people hate them so much…

all said and done.. I love lawyer jokes, lawyer books (Parry Mason, and John Grisham) and lawyer soaps (Boston Legal)

BTW this comment is from a guy who has never interacted with any lawyer on a professional basis.

But the thing that irks me is ,why is the police never made fun of โ€ฆ.except for their infamous paunch , their ethics never becomes the butt of joke.

Oh I do!! ๐Ÿ™‚ They have no ethics to speak of. It’s all over the newspapers….

In what way are lawyers worse than software engineers in the US who go to the US with one company but get their H1 done by 3 companies in no time ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m not a software engineer, but only one company can file your H1-B and not three ๐Ÿ™‚ You need to be an employee of the company first. And it’s not possible to work full time for three companies together ๐Ÿ˜›

Basically decisions take too long to come by and our Indian legal system is somewhat flawed. On % basis legal costs are more than most other costs sometimes even greater than the cost of the thing the litigation is about.And even after all that, justice is never guaranteed.

Plus while other professionals pay service tax thanks to lungi micromanager lawyers dont!

They can easily cheat clients as legal system and language is incomprehensible to most mortals

but then again conservatively at least 10% of lawyers are good honest and just – dont u think Ankur ?

U really got on srees nerves this time ankur
forcing her to defend all lawyers!

sree ur behaving like dhritrashtra
all lawyers arnt smart – some are smart some clever and some downright rascals too.

legal system is made by politicans and justices…
and i do think politicians are more hated
plus every profession has its pitfalls

//
luckily i did make it a point to apologize before this post was created
//

“Its all quiet before the storm”.

This post is just a teaser.

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Hey Ankur.. Good Morning ๐Ÿ™‚
Hope u have a great week !

I would’nt say all clients give their Lawyers a tough time , though some are real nervous and apprehensive.
Understandably , the larger the stake the more concerned the clients are…and those famous MNCs are another jittery lot.
Lawyers do make a lot of money , Ankur…but that’s after a lot of sweat and toiling. At that time , the lawyers feel they deserve it and much more. But the free work done by the Lawyers always go unnoticed and when some clients fail to pay the outstanding fees , contrary to what ppl think , the cases are not dropped as that wld leave a very bad impression with the judge.
Its very true that the Lawyer gets paid irrespective of the outcome ,but I’d say when a case is lost the advocate loses more. And its not asif he has not put in his best.
A good Lawyer knows the Law ; a great one knows the Judge. ๐Ÿ™‚

all said and done.. I love lawyer jokes, lawyer books (Parry Mason, and John Grisham) and lawyer soaps (Boston Legal) //
yeah…I think we even talked about ‘A Few Good Men’ . I love Tom Cruise in that movie…um..I mean his court room drama ๐Ÿ˜‰ Frankly I liked Jack Nicholson even better.

never interacted with any lawyer on a professional basis. //
ahaa that has to be rectified soon !
…I mean u get expert opinion and start buying all those vacant plots at Sarjapur road ๐Ÿ˜‰

a point to apologize before this post was createdโ€ฆ but i should say .. this is a very well written post //
oh c’mon…u know how I feel about it…I send u most of them :))

I am glad u liked this post ๐Ÿ™‚

Hey Ruhi..
How is ur long weekend going ?

Oh I do!! They have no ethics to speak of. Itโ€™s all over the newspapersโ€ฆ. //
How can u talk of US cops in that manner….:)) they look so smart ๐Ÿ˜‰

Iโ€™m not a software engineer, but only one company can file your H1-B and not three //
Yeah…but nothing stops u from transfering it without the knowledge of ur present employer.

yes i agree some portion of the post .Its gives a different sense of feeling even when u think of it.
But if this post had been about the mEn in uniforms i.e. police officials..
i could have lamented more than ur post in this comment box ๐Ÿ˜›

Hey Prax…
Good Morning ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoyed reading ur comments.

They can easily cheat clients as legal system and language is incomprehensible to most mortals//
That’s harsh. I really wish that never happens as the very purpose of the clients seeking lawyers’ help is lost.

but then again conservatively at least 10% of lawyers are good honest and just – dont u think Ankur ? //
My ! Prax , but u r generous :))

sree ur behaving like dhritrashtra
all lawyers arnt smart – some are smart some clever and some downright rascals too. //
Prax…can u say all saints are real saints ?
but I am curious about dhristrashtra.

plus every profession has its pitfalls//
cant agree more !

Hi Arvind…..
Good morning ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for ur comment.

But if this post had been about the mEn in uniforms i.e. police officials..
i could have lamented more //
oh…are u one of them ?

Hey Partner…was missing u, happy to see ur comment ๐Ÿ™‚

โ€œIts all quiet before the stormโ€. //
yes ๐Ÿ˜‰

This post is just a teaser.//
thanks for clarifying on my behalf ๐Ÿ™‚

I know I can always count on u ๐Ÿ™‚

he is the blind ruler .. father or kauravas (suryodhan.. wrongly remembered as duryodhan) in mahabharat. //

oh..I remember that..and also his wife wearing eye masks to give her hubby company.
But only after ur comment did it dawned on me that Prax was refering to him becos of his blindness. I was hoping there’d be a juicy story ๐Ÿ™

//Prax was refering to him becos of his blindness//
thats news… i never knew that…

i thought he was referring to the phrase “savan ke andhe ko hara hi hara dikhta hai”
the world is green (happy/prosperous) for the guy who was blinded during monsoons …. very similar to the 5 blind men and the elephant story

thats newsโ€ฆ i never knew thatโ€ฆ //
me neither ๐Ÿ™ It just came as a flash of insight while reading ur comment.

very similar to the 5 blind men and the elephant story //
see ! I knew there’d be a story ๐Ÿ™‚

but tell me Ankur..it does refer to his blindness , rt ?
btw..was Dhridhrashtra blinded during monsoons acc. to the epic ?

jokes on sardar ji are always funny. why dont you find some on sardar ji that is also a lawyer.

by the way, i dont know why indians portray sardars as stupid? any idea?

I met some sardars recently. but all of them are so intelligent.

Hi Keshuvko
on sardar ji that is also a lawyer. //
double treat ? ๐Ÿ˜‰ lets see !

sardars as stupid? any idea? //
I think Ankur is good at answering this.

welcome to Enagar ๐Ÿ™‚

there u go again
sree
i used the words CAN easily cheat clients because even educated people can get cheated as legal proceedings r far to complicated even while gettin simple things done like even procure a stamp paper
and yes im rather too conservative in dishing out stats i agree

dhritrashtra was blind to his sons follys
the law goddess is like his wife with eyes covered like i found ur statement to b a blind defence of all lawyers

Prax..
I saw an insinuation that a Lawyer would use that to his advantage..but that applies to all professions…we seek expert advice only becos we lack knowledge in the field and we have to take their word for it.

the law goddess is like his wife with eyes covered like i found ur statement to b a blind defence of all lawyers //
u find bad apples everywhere.

//sardars as stupid? any idea? //
i think its because of 2 reasons.
1) during the partition…. a lot of sardars moved from pak to different parts of the country… often regions where there were no sikh population prior to this influx.
1) they look different.. very different from other communities.. so its very easy to spot the odd one easily…

life is like high school… what would u do if one of your classmate looked so different.

u find bad apples everywhere.
therein lies the irony
a person u seek to defend u cheats u !
it is like a good love story gone bad..

ankur , maybe i passed seedha pravesh hindi exam
but im sorry – hindi muhavaras r not my strong point

also what is the significance of stating the name while purchasing a Stamp ppr? and what is its validity?

can a family member use a stamp ppr purchased by another family member?

Hi Prax

is it essential to get a p o a noted ? //
I think u mean ‘notarised’.

What is the purpose for which the poa is being executed ?

It also depends on the policy followed by the agency that is accepting the poa. Some may accept a non-notarised poa while others demand notarisation.

Every state has its own rules regarding execution of poa in respect of immovable properties.

You have to verify with the local subregistrar’s office and find out.

If it is for any other purpose a notarised poa would be sufficient.

and how much value does a Letter of authority have? //
Again LOA depends on for what purpose it is given.
In cases of immovable properties LOA is not valid.

also what is the significance of stating the name while purchasing a Stamp ppr? and what is its validity?//
the name wld be mentioned on the stamp paper and it can be used by the said person only.

can a family member use a stamp ppr purchased by another family member?//
No. Its absolutely non-transferable , even to a family member. However , the stamp can be used by the person in whose name it was purchased at any time thereafter.

Prax, I have sent a copy to ur mail too.

and so is courtshipโ€ฆ and no wonder it has the word court in it. //

it is like a good love story gone bad.. //

I was reminded of this joke :))

” I had parked my car in the supermarket parking lot and was walking past an
empty cart when I heard a female voice say, “Mister, are you using that cart?”
“No,” I answered. “I’m only after one thing.”
As I walked toward the store, I heard her murmur, “Typical male.” “

//Lawyers do make a lot of money , Ankurโ€ฆbut thatโ€™s after a lot of sweat and toiling. At that time , the lawyers feel they deserve it and much more. But the free work done by the Lawyers always go unnoticed and when some clients fail to pay the outstanding fees , contrary to what ppl think , the cases are not dropped as that wld leave a very bad impression with the judge.
Its very true that the Lawyer gets paid irrespective of the outcome ,but Iโ€™d say when a case is lost the advocate loses more.//
Sree, what do you think about the very successful and intelligent ‘Ram Jethmalani’? He takes up the cases of people like Manu Sharma.

Prax is right,//all lawyers arnt smart – some are smart some clever and some downright rascals too.//

//I met some sardars recently. but all of them are so intelligent.//
@KESHUVKO I live in Delhi and meet intelligent Sardars everyday.

hey sree
thanks a tonne – will chk mail
see how complicated legal system is
damn ! no wonder ur lot is so hated

on stamp ppr is it not enough for the holder to be a party to/in a contract or agreement even if he / she is not the primary party?

i asked about notorisation in POA because in most cases kids go abroad and parents cant get the damn thing notorised (finding difficulty to operate accounts and manage investments on kids names )-
so how valid would it be for a poa of say ur family member – if it is fr managing investments and bank accounts but sans the noting?

@prerna
i have read some of his articles and I must say he often has a point…. but again he did defend the killers of Indira Gandhi, and harshad mehta and Manu Sharma… but then somebody has to do the job… law requires all accused to have a legal councilor.

Thanks for welcoming to enagar, dudes!

Thanks Ankur that you offered me some clues. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyways, I believe it’s not fair making fun of a race. But I am happy that the jokes in which sardars are portrayed as stupid fellows haven’t created any mishap in your place.

@prax…
the irony is that Congress has given political support to to the guy who defended the assassins of the mother-in-law of the supremo.

@keshuvko..
everybody loves a good laugh… and sikhs r gregarious people with a sense of humor. ๐Ÿ˜€

comment 37 is for comment 35..not to Prerna .

and Prerna…
think about the very successful and intelligent โ€˜Ram Jethmalaniโ€™?//

“โ€ฆ but then somebody has to do the jobโ€ฆ law requires all accused to have a legal councilor. ”
I cld’nt have put it in a better way !

ankur – politics means unending possibilities
it is somewhat like which was that star plus serial where everyone slept with everyone ?
with that ridge Forrester guy ?
ahh yes Bold and Beautiful

โ€œโ€ฆ but then somebody has to do the jobโ€ฆ law requires all accused to have a legal councilor. โ€

sree yes and why ?

to get glory fame and satisfaction of being the lord of the legal jungle? rnt there better cases to persue?
why do bad guys get good legal aid ?

//ankur – politics means unending possibilities//
yups its the art of achieving the impossible… I liked ur B&B reference.

about DMK.. i do not think congress has any choice… they need all the support they can muster.

//why do bad guys get good legal aid ?//
because all the money is there

ankur
not really politics is about choice
u choose to do things to stay in power its all about greed …and hunger for power
congress and communists can call bjp and sena non secular and hug likes of madni and the muslim league and the bunch under owasi who are alright for them ..

the nation should take pointers from a movie like chuk de for true secularism

on point 2 i was sarcastic

@ Prax
Hey Prax…sorry pal…cld’nt answer in time. But I also wanted to make sure from a senior regarding one query u made.

see how complicated legal system is
damn ! no wonder ur lot is so hated //
do u hate me ? ๐Ÿ™

on stamp ppr is it not enough for the holder to be a party to/in a contract or agreement even if he / she is not the primary party? //
this is the one where I wanted to make sure before answering.
As far as the party on whose name the stamp was purchased is a party to the transaction , it is valid. He/She need not be the primary party.

so how valid would it be for a poa of say ur family member – if it is fr managing investments and bank accounts but sans the noting? //
poas are registered , Prax. Banks expect us to give them a COPY of the registered poa which is duly notarised .

Prax , anybody can send a notarised letter from any country to India. I am not sure about the procedure , but I know its done through the Indian Consulate. If u need the details , I can get it for u.

about DMK.. i do not think congress has any choiceโ€ฆ they need all the support they can muster //
DMK was formed to impart awarness in people and as against congress.
Their mottos are completely contradictory and it is a shame and disgrace that these people can do anything for power.

hi sree ,
no u know that i dont hate u – i adore ur selflessness
if u face probs with ur comp or want to purch any gadget or appliance ur welcome to take a second opinion from me..that is if u want it and if im in a position to do so..

r u a law student doin llm or somethin of sort or r u practicing? i quit law after i was not allowed to sit for the fy law as i didnt attend some practical lectures (that after i miraculously passed when i thought i would fail the mid term – based on 3 hr study of what my portion was)
the whole workmens compensation act coupled with 7am class gave me loads of sleep
i knew about the party to contract thing but wanted to confirm thanks for the poa writeup that was good
info from practical experience of a buddy
getting anything done at a foreign consulate of India is nearly impossible as most ifs staff r a snooty lot thinking no end of themselves assign u appointments and worse is it costs 10 times or more.

Hi Prax ๐Ÿ™‚

no u know that i dont hate u //
yeah…I do ๐Ÿ™‚ and u know what I was upto ๐Ÿ™‚
I remember that Korean movie u were talking about.

if u face probs with ur comp or want to purch any gadget or appliance ur welcome to take a second opinion from me..that is if u want it and if im in a position to do so.. //
oh c’mon Prax… it was sweet of u to say this…but quid pro quo.
I wish I had asked u before I went for this vista ๐Ÿ™ Its incompatible with almost everything.

r u a law student doin llm or somethin of sort or r u practicing?//
I am a student , but I occationally go to the office and do some work when I am asked to.

i quit law after i was not allowed to sit for the fy law as i didnt attend some practical lectures //
oh oh…the world of Law missed a great advocate ! really….u wld have made a very good advocate.

the whole workmens compensation act coupled with 7am class gave me loads of sleep //
that makes two of us….I hate labour law. But its a necessary evil.

thanks for the poa //
anytime ,Prax ๐Ÿ™‚

getting anything done at a foreign consulate of India is nearly impossible as most ifs staff r a snooty lot thinking no end of themselves assign u appointments and worse is it costs 10 times or more. //
hmm..never visited the Indian Embassy in any country.

Ankur

1. from Prax’s comment for one of my posts
//ur a good samaritan n have a great heart but moreso kinda like the female protagonist of the film My sassy girl (korean) //
see !!..he called me a ‘good samaritan’… ๐Ÿ™‚ now, dont feel J !

2. Those guys just vanished into thin air ,Ankur ๐Ÿ™
But I am using that modem with the wire.

//see !!..he called me a โ€˜good samaritanโ€™โ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™‚ now, dont feel J !//
in presence of gals, guys often gets delusions and they misjudge… so me not feeling Jealous

and the tet a tet continues

yes vista suks bigtime (as i had estimated it to be a gloatware and it turned out just that)and just for the damn aero to work properly u have to get 2 gb ram !

did i hear wireless?? need help?

on korean movies i was seeing the original film that influenced zinda bigtime
Oldboy is a must see. thank u hi speed internet.

Hi Prax ๐Ÿ™‚

wireless problems ? yes. I got the modem from BSNL but the technicians cld’nt make it work ๐Ÿ™ Ankur helped , but he said there is some configuration that need to be done in the lappie and with this vista thing I am having headaches.
Thanks for the offer ,Prax ๐Ÿ™‚
have a great day !

@Prax
oh cโ€™mon Praxโ€ฆ it was sweet of u to say thisโ€ฆbut quid pro quo.//
sorry..there was an error.missed the word ‘no’

“…..it was sweet of u to say thisโ€ฆbut no quid pro quo.”

dont know abt ur case with bsnl
probably getting the pppoe authentication done at the wireless rather than router end might help…
but hey i dont know as these things require lot of details

u can just get good old xp insatalled !

its almost exactly like windows… but much more geekier… god people r having PDAs run on linux… and u r worried about a dumb computer…

btw linux supports dual boot.. so u can have windows and linux on the same machine ..

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