Really? Yes, I think they’re serious. The American Lawyers’ Public Image Association wants you to refrain from telling lawyer jokes for at least 24 hours. There’s an American Lawyers’ Public Image Association? Apparently so.
Being a member of the bar myself, I’m going to assume I don’t have to comply. Here’s one with a Texas flavor:
Judge Roy Bean (the Law West of the Pecos) and Lawyer Bilgeworth were riding horses. They came upon an open stretch of country and noticed a hangman’s noose dangling from a tree, solemnly waving in the breeze.