| Over 100 million Americans could participate in first ever lawyer-lovefest, critics sure to be angered
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, – “Mark your calendars for the first Friday of every November from now on. “National I Love My Lawyer Day” will be one of the most anticipated and talked about days of the year,” said Nader Anise, National President of American Lawyers Public Image Association (ALPIA).
This year, “National I Love My Lawyer Day” falls on Friday, November 2. On this day, not only is lawyer bashing a big no-no and considered in poor taste, but the public is also asked to take a few minutes out of their day to let their lawyers know how much they love and appreciate them. “Call your lawyer and say happy lawyer’s day or thanks for a great job, or even send him or her a gift or flowers,” Anise said. “Lawyers are always painted as the bad guy, even when they do their job well. We’re hoping this day will spark public interest in commending lawyers rather than condemning them.” “This is a personal crusade,” Anise added.
As a show of appreciation by lawyers, ALPIA is asking every US lawyer to give back on November 2: either perform at least one hour of pro-bono work or donate the income from one billable hour to Childreach, a non-profit organization that does extraordinary work for underprivileged children around the world.
“National I Love My Lawyer Day” was declared when the ALPIA Board passed a national resolution earlier this year. Annually, it will be a national day of lawyer appreciation in which the public, lawyers, American Bar Association, 50 State Bar Associations and other legal organizations may participate.
ALPIA is a national organization committed to promoting a positive public image of lawyers. Its most recent battle was against NBC television in which ALPIA played a leading role in running the show First Years off the air. NBC featured ALPIA repeatedly in promos during primetime and also during Access Hollywood. ALPIA’s founder and National President, Nader Anise, has gained national media attention due to the controversial nature of his crusade.