Legal Humor Roundup for October 11, 2011

It’s been a slow day for legal humor, but we have the usual dumbshit bank robbers, one using a furnace filter as a disguise and another unable to write a decipherable demand note for the teller. Plus, a legal interpretation of the ubiquitous “employees must wash hands” signs, and a depraved tale of self-help law school grade inflation. It’s the happy hour law review for Tuesday, October 11, 2011.

1To be honest, the dumbass bank robber stories are often depressing, as in who can one-up the last addict trying to score an unspecified amount of cash? In this episode, a man used a furnace filter to conceal his identity from the bank teller. But not the camera, as you can see with with the bonus picture. | UPI

2In another bank robbery gone bad, a man in Delaware handed a bank teller a note, allegedly demanding money. Because the handwriting was so bad, the teller handed the note back and asked him to rewrite it. He then fled, but was apprehended later by police. |

3You’ve seen the signs, the ubiquitous ones in every public bathroom saying that employees must wash their hands. Someone, somewhere dreamed up the legislation for requiring the signs. Well, the folks at have a lawyer-friendly interpretation. |

4Lawyerist has the story of a lawyer who lied about his ConLaw grade and has now been censured by the New Jersey bar. As Bobak Ha’eri reports, “Clearly, there is no greater evil facing the Garden State than the difference between a B and a B+. Our tale of depraved, socially-deviant behavior begins in 2002 . . . .” | Lawyerist


  • Guano Dubango

    In my country, there are no rules for washing the hands after evacuating.

    Hence, when I came to this country, I was puzzled about the sign, and then a woman had to explain to me the Sinefeld show about Poppy not washing his hands and then making the pizza for Sinefeld.