Cartoons: Lawyer Up

We find the ha-ha in the law!

Attorney explains his client's legal prognosis.

Weekly Newsletter

The best of The Saturday Evening Post in your inbox!

SUPPORT THE POST

Want even more laughs? Subscribe to the magazine for cartoons, art, inspiring stories, fiction, humor, and features from our archives.

 

Lawyer talks to his client during visitation hours at the prison.
“…and you wouldn’t be here if you hadn’t busted out laughing during my summation to the jury.”
Jack Tippit
May 25, 1957

 

Prison inmate calls out to his hapless lawyer
“Here comes the guy who made all this possible.”
Jack Tyrrell
April 21, 1956

 

Judge balances his gavel on his nose, to the annoyance of the cross-examiner
“May I have the Court’s attention?”
Chas. Skiles
April 16, 1955

 

Defense attorney points to his client - an angel - during his trial
“I ask you, does that man look capable of armed robbery?”
Walter Goldstein
April 16, 1955

 

Lawyer waves to his firm's junior partner Dudley, who is stuck shoveling the snow in front of their office.
“Morning, Dudley.”
Al Kaufman
March 9, 1957

 

Lawyer discusses courtroom strategy with his client.
“I think our best defense is for you to plead stupidity.”
Chon Day
February 14, 1959

 

Divorce attorney tactlessly proposes to his client as he wraps up her case.
“Mr. Winslow has agreed to settle your breach-of-promise suit out of court for $200,000. And I’d like to take this opportunity to ask you to become my wife.”
Chon Day
September 7, 1957

 

Divorce attorney summarizes everything his client's husband has agreed to.
“Well, Mrs. Baxter, it’s all settled. You get seven hundred dollars per month, alimony, a substantial block of shares in your husband’s company, the house, furniture and the two cars…and your husband gets the blonde.”
Chon Day
August 23, 1958

 

Attorney argues with a sea captains parrot during cross-examination.
Tom Henderson
July 16, 1955

 

Attorney explains his client's legal prognosis.
“The best thing we can do now is sit tight for ten or twelve years.”
Reg Hider
May 28, 1955

 

Want even more laughs? Subscribe to the magazine for cartoons, art, inspiring stories, fiction, humor, and features from our archives.

Become a Saturday Evening Post member and enjoy unlimited access. Subscribe now

Recommended

Comments

  1. Well Post editors, this son of a lawyer has decided cartoon number 8 (Mrs. Baxter) is number one, with number 7 coming in a close 2nd. The rest are excellent too, so I’ll just put my subpoenas back in the briefcase until next Wednesday. Who knows WHAT will have transpired in the Dirty Laundrie case by then. Something big, and soon.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *