Things have been all together too serious on this blog for a while. There’s been way too many reports of texting while driving, accidents, and other generally serious topics. So today, since it’s Friday and we could all use a little bit of happiness, I bring you legal humor: a story, videos, and more!

First, a relevant and funny story:

Lowering the Bar has a great story about a driver who was talking on the phone while driving. But not just one phone, two phoness! And not just driving any car, but a tow truck! I thought this was particularly appropriate given the number of posts I’ve been making about the dangers of talking or texting while driving. Fortunately, no one was injured in this particular case, and though it was funny this time, it’s still never a good idea to text or talk and drive. See Lowering the Bar’s full story for details, or just look at the picture I’ve included for a laugh.

And now, for the video:

Our first video is a “stress toy abuse” ad made by Westlaw, the legal research company. I used to work for Westlaw when I was a law student, and they gave us free stress toys like the ones in the video–they were going for some sort of marketing campaign built completely around those creepy looking things. Apparently it failed, but the video is still pretty amusing. Especially if you’re familiar with how stressful legal research can be.

As long as we’re doing the legal research service humor thing, let me also bring you this video, of a sketch put on by some law students. For those who are unfamiliar, there’s Westlaw and Lexis student reps who fight for the attention of law students. To be clear, the Westlaw girl in this skit is portraying the same job I had as a student. I sincerely hope I wasn’t that annoying…

And finally, because I promised a story, vidoes and more

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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Andy Gillin

Andy Gillin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is the managing partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys and has written and lectured in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury law for numerous organizations. Andy is a highly recognized wrongful death lawyer in California.