"There are only three lawyer jokes—the rest are true stories” is one of the most popular of lawyer jokes. The joke has been cited in print since at least 1992 and is of unknown authorship.
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From: (Chris A Lyman)
Date: 30 Jun 92 19:50:56 GMT
Local: Tues, Jun 30 1992 2:50 pm
Subject: Re: Changing your minds AGAIN??
Say, did you know how many lawyer jokes there are?
Three; the rest are true stories.
11 October 1992, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “Take this election, please” by Rena Pederson:
Mr. Adask contends there are only three lawyer jokes and that all the rest are true stories.
The Joke’s On—Lawyers
By Stan D. Ross and Ysaiah Ross
Annandale, NSW: The Federation Press Pty Ltd
Pg. 110 (back cover):
Question. How many lawyer jokes are in existence?
Answer. Only 3. All the rest are true stories.
The Spiritual Insights of a Jewish Sports Fan
By James M. Gordon
Hewlett, NY: Gefen Books
A congregant once asked me, “How many lawyer jokes are there in the world?” He responded, “There are really only three; the rest are all true stories!”
Practice Without Fear
By Roger Y. Murray and Toby W. Unwin
Washington, DC: Element Ltd. Corp.
Apparently there are only three lawyer jokes – the rest are true stories.
“Churn That Bill, Baby!”
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By Forrest Wickman|Posted Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 7:21 PM
According to a common quip, “There are only three lawyer jokes. The rest are all true stories.”
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