Funny Lawyer Joke

I love lawyer jokes.....

I was recently on a flight back from attending ICON14 and sat beside Father Ben, a parish priest from Grimsby, Ontario.  I told him my great lawyer and priest joke and he tells me he is going to share it in one of his sermons.....

I was recently on a flight back from attending ICON14 and sat beside Father Ben, a parish priest from Grimsby, Ontario.  I told him my great lawyer and priest joke and he tells me he is going to share it in one of his sermons.....

So a lawyer dies and goes to heaven (that's not the joke!)  He meets Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates.  Saint Peter says to him "Congratulations counselor, I see here that you are on the list of those who shall be admitted to heaven".

Right at that exact moment a holy and humble priest dies and also shows up at the Pearly Gates.  Now this priest had spent his life doing good works, caring for the poor and generally looking after others.  Saint Peter greeted him very warmly and said "welcome father, we are so happy to have you here in heaven.  You are also on the list of those admitted to heaven."

Saint Peter addressed the lawyer and priest "well counselor, father, since you are both here at the same time, I will take you into the heaven together and get you all settled in your new homes".

The gates opened and the lawyer, the priest and Saint Peter walked down the golden road into heaven.  A short walk down the road the three came upon a real slum area.

the Priest's home in heaven

the Priest's home in heaven

Saint Peter looks at the priest and says "Father, here is your home for all eternity".  The priest shakes Saint Peter's hand vigorously, thanks him warmly and wanders off into the slum area to meet his new neighbours.

Saint Peter and the lawyer keep walking down the road.  The road takes a turn and comes to a fabulous mansion.   

The Lawyer's home in heaven  

The Lawyer's home in heaven

 

Saint Peter looks at this opulent home with pools and manicured lawns and thousands of square feet of living space and says to the lawyer "Counselor, here is your home for all eternity".

The lawyer looks around a little dazed and confused.  He says " I beg your pardon Saint Peter. I don't want to appear ungrateful, however, that good man, the priest who was just with us, he spent his life in the service of others, he cared for the poor, he took a vow of charity and poverty during his time on earth.  How is it that he gets that slum home and I get this opulent palace.  Are you sure there has not been some mistake?

 

Saint Peter smiled and said " Well, we don't get a lot of lawyers up here....."