Are you looking for the best lawyer memes? Being in the legal industry is stressful, so it’s good to have a laugh. Feel free to take these memes and post them wherever you want.
You can also find us on Instagram at @alistair_vigier … We are constantly posting new lawyer memes. It’s also worth following @attorneyproblems
Stick around to the end of the article to see an experiment we did using lawyer memes. We share statistics.
Going into court is always stressful. But this is especially true when your motion get’s denied. Some lawyers don’t care much, they just want to get paid.
For lawyers that truly care about their clients, it’s hard to explain. But sometimes it’s worth the risk of going to court, even if there isn’t a good chance that your motion will be approved.
For example, sometimes it’s worth trying to strike pleadings or to get a summary judgment, even with a low priority of success.
Lawyers should just be honest with their clients about the chance of success before the hearing. Let the client decide.
If the client thinks it’s worth the risk, then go for it! Honesty is the best policy.
Picking A Career As A Lawyer
It can be hard picking between being happy and making money. The best is when you can be happy and make money.
From experience, a lot of people start off in school wanting to go into criminal law. This is most likely because most of the movies and TV shows are about criminal law.
But once they get into the legal world, they quickly realize that the money is in litigation and business law.
However, many people start off in litigation and then find it too stressful.
So then they seek out jobs in real estate law, estate law, or want to work as an in-house lawyer.
Because so many lawyers want to work in the same legal area, it makes it super competitive.
So you have to pick between stress and making money.
When Your Client is Losing Their Case
Sometimes you go into court for a hearing and it’s obvious your client is losing. In this case, you might want to get the judge in the best mood possible.
When a judge is happy, they are unlikely to make a harsh court order.
This one speaks for itself. Law schools should teach people not how to think like a lawyer, but how to practice law.
You can see our meme page for law students.
Managing Partners and Lawyer Memes
Yes, they are not always there to support you. Managing partners get very busy, and they can’t drop their own cases to help you with yours.
Part of being a lawyer is to take the initiative. Just do the best you can for your clients.
Your best is good enough.
But if you truly don’t know what you are doing, then get help. Flag the managing partner down, and say you just need a few minutes of your time.
Be honest and explain that you don’t know what you are doing.
Getting Ready For Court
This lawyer meme is too true. When you are getting ready for court, you want to dominate. Sadly, the judge starts asking lots of complicated questions.
You might have to attend the hearing looking for five different court orders.
Suddenly, you are just trying to fight off a court order that your client has to pay costs.
A lot of people without a lawyer are not prepared for court. They think the judge is just going to agree with them without checking things.
They quickly find out that that’s completely untrue.
Working In Big Law Memes
This is one of our favourite lawyer memes. When you work as an employee at a law firm, you need to make the partner’s money.
They will give you a monthly billable target, and you need to hit it (or get close to it.)
If you are just taking up space, then you will probably be fired.
If you can bill more than the target, you can become a partner. Don’t feel that you have to become a partner if you don’t want to.
When you become a lawyer, you can expect to do a lot of paperwork.
The meme below is probably most true to family law. Everyone seems to think their ex-spouse is a narcissist. It’s also probably true for lawsuits.
The immigration lawyer meme is quite harsh. Sadly it’s true. There’s not a lot of money in immigration law.
Many immigrants don’t have money, or they don’t want to spend it. Also, many people are not serious about moving to a new country.
It’s just an exciting idea for them. Of course, there are exceptions. If your immigration practice can target wealthy immigrants then you can do well.
We get a lot of people contact us for immigration, but it has the lowest “lead conversion rate.”
The highest conversion rate is when someone gets sued because they have to deal with the legal issue. They don’t have a choice.
The creator of these lawyer memes is Alistair Vigier. You can do a Google search for him if you want to hate on him in retaliation for these lawyer memes.
Once you are done reading these ones, make sure to see our other memes.
Why Law Firms Should Create Lawyer Memes
Ten months ago, I decided to try a marketing experiment. I never thought it would get me hundreds of online haters and fans.
I noticed that law students were creating memes where they complained about law school. These memes were getting thousands of “likes” on Facebook.
As part of each meme, the student would add a tag line for their Instagram account.
So I thought to myself, why not create lawyer memes and add my company Instagram account tag to it?
The idea was that the memes would spread around the internet on Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and 9Gag, and people would check out my company’s Instagram when they saw the tag.
Image source: Hubspot
And then on my company’s (Clearway) Instagram account, there would be a link to more memes that could be found on the Clearway website. This would drive website traffic, in theory.
Of course, this was not a lead generation strategy. There was no chance that law students and lawyers landing on Clearway’s lawyer meme page would end up becoming a sale.
I did it for the following reasons…
To drive social engagements for SEO
No one knows exactly how the Google algorithm works (besides Google).
But social engagements are important for SEO, as search engines look for signs that the public cares about a brand on social media.
Besides social engagement, I also believed that driving large amounts of traffic to the website would be looked upon favorably by the search engines.
The users that went to the Clearway website would spend five minutes reading all the memes I posted on the page, which would increase the amount of time users spent on my website.
The amount of time spent on the webpage is something that Google Analytics tracks.
Driving Backlinks For SEO
And of course, I hoped that once users found the meme page on the Clearway website, they would share it on their own social media, and maybe even link to it on their own law firm websites.
This of course would drive backlinks which is great for SEO.
Before creating lawyer memes, I had tried to make blogs that I wrote go viral on social media.
But writing about “5 things you need to know about lawsuits” got me three likes on Facebook at best.
It just wasn’t enough.
I had to put something on the internet that people would share, comment on, and like.
So I started creating legal memes, and putting them on my Instagram.
The pictures would get around ten likes (a big increase from before), but I was still far short of my goal of getting serious social engagements on the legal memes.
Getting New Followers On Instagram
The problem was that my Instagram only had 100 followers, many of which were my friends. No one was seeing the memes.
So I decided to reach out to accounts who were posting lawyer memes, and who had massive followings.
There is an account on Instagram, called Attorney Problems, which has over 280K followers.
Most of the lawyers in Canada and the United States that I know follow that account. So I reached out to them and started sending them memes.
The meme above got 6,055 likes.
Attorney Problems posts one of my law memes every two weeks or so. They add my Insta tag, and each time they do I get around 50 new followers. I have grown my followers around 800% since doing this.
Driving Traffic To My Website
And of course, the URL to my website which is on my Insta account is also getting a ton of traffic, which is fantastic.
I also reached out to two Facebook communities that post memes but are mostly focused on law students.
These pages are called Dank Law Memes (80.6K members) and Lawl Memes for Aspiring Justice Supremes (31.9K members.)
Most of the time when I post in these groups it gets around 100 shares, which is awesome.
There are many other groups that I have found as well. Reach out to me if you want a list. My info is at the end of this article.
The meme above on Lawyer Issues got 5,038 likes.
Finding Other Social Media Opportunities
I didn’t want to rely on my legal memes always having to get approved by third parties, so I looked for unusual places where I could share the lawyer memes.
I started joining any lawyer/law student group I could find on Facebook, Reddit, and LinkedIn.
You can see how to find Linkedin groups above. The button as of the writing of this article is on the left side.
You can search for keywords like lawyers, attorneys, law students, and divorce/criminal law.
You can also type in the name of your city and/or country.
Below are some results that come up with the search “lawyers.”
Source: Linkedin screenshot
As you can see, there are a lot of people in the groups.
For example, if you are an attorney who does intellectual property law, you could connect with almost 30,000 people in that Linkedin group.
Don’t Post Lawyer Memes In The Wrong Groups
But if you are a Houston Attorney, you might want to search for a group in that geographical area. There is one with 1,918 members called “Houston Attorney Networking.”
I found all different types of groups, from “Toronto Lawyers” to “South Africa Lawyers.”
Since I wasn’t pushing sales, it really didn’t matter if a lawyer was in Canada or South Africa. I just wanted to get my brand out there in the English-speaking legal community.
I started posting the memes on Reddit and found a ton of success. My posts would easily get 200+ “upvotes.”
Here Come The Haters
But when you put yourself out there on places like Reddit or Twitter, you can expect to get some hate. It’s part of the package.
Source: Reddit screenshot
A lot of people (no matter how many times I write it) think Clearway is a law firm.
When they see what they believe to be a law firm posting lawyer memes, or talking about law firm clients, they see it as unprofessional.
Source: Reddit screenshot
They are always quick to go straight to the attack on the brand. Even though this is unsettling, I try to use the opportunity to talk about our brand values and mission.
For example, our brand prioritizes being approachable, as opposed to looking professional. Clearway is not a professional service company, and we don’t want to look like a law firm.
We are a tech company, and we want to look relaxed and casual. We want to be different than law firms.
Even the PR agency we work with warned me about making some types of attorney memes.
Lawyer Memes Can Create Controversy
Are you okay with controversy? Obviously, memes that are more controversial get more social engagement. But the PR agency wanted us to draw a line.
Essentially, we can use the lawyer memes to start important conversations about our brand mission (increasing lawyer transparency and accountability.)
But the law memes shouldn’t make fun of lawyers who do certain things, such as those who issue discounts to clients all the time. Instead, it should be more “playful.”
You can see an example of a meme that got me into some warm water. It started a fierce debate online about client discounts.
Source: Clearway Law
Am I re-starting the fire by sharing it here on Hubspot again? Oh well.
We want people to have some fun when they interact with Clearway’s brand, even if it’s at our own expense…
The Marketing Experiment Was a Success!
It took me a while to get used to haters, but I eventually realized that these people will be pissed off whenever anyone does something against the grain.
But the “haters” are a small percentage of the people that interact with the attorney memes. And as you can see below, a lot of people view them.
So I’m pushing forward with my strategy. The Clearway website now gets over 80,000 unique visitors each month, and the time on the website has grown from around 1.5 minutes to around 2.5 minutes.
An average post for me on Reddit gets around 25,000 views. I think that counts as success!
Source: Reddit screenshot
My best post got 750,000 views.
Since everything is connected with SEO, it’s impossible to tell how much of an impact the social signals generated from the attorney memes played in our website’s traffic growth.
Deciding Which Account To Promote
I decided to focus on promoting the company name in the meme tag instead of trying to create a new account that would focus on posting memes.
For example, whenever a third party, like Attorney Memes (280K followers) posts one of my memes, they will also post the @clearwaylaw or @alistair_vigier tag.
By doing this, I’ve grown my account to 800 followers (up from 100 before.)
Think of Your End Goal With Lawyer Memes
But if I had created an account called something like @funny_attorney_memes, I have no doubt the account would have had over 2000 followers already.
People are less likely to follow a personal account than a fun account.
But I wanted to focus on promoting the Clearway brand name. That’s the ultimate goal, not having an account where no one knows who’s behind it.
One of my goals (which is purely ego-driven), is to get my Instagram account to over 10,000 followers.
The reason for this number is that I read that it’s the cutoff for being considered an influencer. I want to influence the legal industry.
Should You Make Some Attorney Memes?
Creating law memes is worth trying out, but not if you are already busy with other marketing efforts.
For example, if you have a successful YouTube channel for your company/law firm, you should focus on that.
When you generate a lot of referrals during lunches with other lawyers, you should put more effort into that.
But if you are looking for a new marketing opportunity, that costs nothing, you can try building law memes and promoting your law firm that way.
But unlike Clearway, which is international, you will want to hyper-focus on where you share your memes.
Let’s say you are a New York Attorney, you need to find a group in your city. Don’t start going to international groups.
Lawyer Memes Conclusion
Even if the law memes don’t generate SEO benefits for your law firm, it can be a lot of fun.
People post on social media for social validation. It’s exciting when we post something, and it gets 2000+ likes.
And it can also be a great way to vent. If you find divorce law stressful, it can be fun to make some memes and share them in divorce law groups.
And who knows, you might build some new relationships with other lawyers.
I’ve had many lawyers slide into my DM’s and say one of my lawyer memes made them laugh.
It feels fun to do something artistic ( I think memes count), and it also feels great to make people laugh. And it’s also kind of cool to say you have some haters.
Author: Alistair Vigier is the CEO of ClearWay Law, an internet company that allows the public to leave ratings for over 80,000 lawyers. You can contact him on Instagram.