Have You Hugged Your Certified Elder Law Attorney Today?


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. . . well, if you haven’t, then maybe you should. Why? Because, today is “Be Kind to Lawyers Day.”

“Be Kind to Lawyers Day” falls on the second Tuesday of April every year. This was the date of choice, ironically, because it is strategically sandwiched in between April Fool’s day and Tax Day, April 15th.

How “Be Kind to Lawyers Day” came to be

Steve Hughes, a non-lawyer from St. Louis, worked with attorneys for many years. Whenever he merely mentioned lawyers, he was met with snide comments, jokes and scowls.  He heard things like, “Lawyers?  I bet that’s a treat.”  Or, “Lawyers?  You poor thing.”  So he asked himself, “Is it too much to ask to be nice to lawyers for just one day?”  And in answer to his question, the idea for “Be Kind to Lawyers’ Day” was born.

According to Hughes,” Lawyers all over the globe get a lot of grief…just for being lawyers.  Jokes are made about them and they consistently rank as one of the least respected professions on the planet.  (Sandwiched between financial planners and cigarette manufacturers.)  Yet, when regular people need help writing a will, running a business or avoiding jail time, who do they flock to?  Lawyers!” So, after extensive planning, detailed research, and countless reviews by a team of legal experts, “Be Kind to Lawyers’ Day” was established as an annual holiday!

Why I Love Being a Certified Elder Law Attorney

Being a Certified Elder Law Attorney is an extraordinarily fulfilling calling. Why? Because every day I and my team provide people the utmost peace of mind that their wishes will be met, their hard-earned assets will be protected, and their quality of life will be preserved.  Most of our clients come to us in some type of pain — whether physical pain, cognitive decline, caregiver burnout, or emotional distress. This pain may stem from the physical and/or mental decline of a parent of other loved one, fear of catastrophic nursing home and medical expenses, or just fear of an unknown and uncertain medical and/or financial future.  It is truly a joy for us to be able relieve this pain of our clients.  For me and the rest of our team here at the Farr Law Firm, there is nothing more rewarding than giving our time and expertise every day to truly help others overcome pain and distress.

So, How Do You Celebrate “Be Kind to Lawyers Day?”

  • Abstain from telling lawyer jokes for 24 hours.
  • If you can’t abstain, tell your funniest lawyer joke but switch out the lawyer with your profession. (I bet it’s still funny.)
  • Do some simple repairs around the house with a gavel instead of your trusty hammer.
  • Take notes at a meeting on a legal pad. Don’t you just feel smarter looking at the glorious yellow hue of that 8-1/2″ x 14″ pad? or
  • Let us know how you think we’re doing with a review!
Take just a few minutes to review us . . . and get up to 3 different Autographed Best-Selling Books as a thank-you!

Your feedback is extremely kind to us and helpful for us as a firm, and a great way to let others know about the unique services we provide here at the Farr Law Firm. Also, if you are kind enough to give us a review, we will return your kindness by giving you an autographed copy of one of my 3 best-selling books:
1.      How to Protect Your Assets from Probate PLUS lawsuits PLUS
Nursing Home Expenses;

2.      Nursing Home Survival Guide;

3.      Protect and Defend

It is very easy and will take just a few minutes of your time. For simple instructions on how to post a review, click on the following links: Google, Avvo, Yelp (only if you are already registered with Yelp). If you post a review in one place, you can choose one book. If you post in two, choose two books. If you post in all 3, we will send you all three books as a token of our appreciation. It really is simple! Once you post, simply e-mail to let her know where you’ve posted and which book(s) you would like.

Thanks so much in advance, and thanks for celebrating “Be Kind to Lawyers Day” with us!

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About Evan H Farr, CELA, CAP

Evan H. Farr is a 4-time Best-Selling author in the field of Elder Law and Estate Planning. In addition to being one of approximately 500 Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the Country, Evan is one of approximately 100 members of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a Charter Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners.

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