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Cupid.com, “the largest dating site in the UK”, includes the following
“Lawyer dating” comments: “More and more single women and single men
are willing to get acquainted with lawyer singles with each passing day”.
Apparently reasons for dating lawyers include that “lawyers have one of the
most demanding and prestigious professions”, “you will never get bored with
them, lawyers always have something to talk about”, “reliability, punctuality
and responsibility—these are the main lawyers’ qualities”, “people of this
profession are intelligent and educated, they know how to cope with stress”,
“lawyers always achieve their goal” and “representatives of this profession
have a good sense of humour, they will be able to easily cheer you up”.
Sukhminder Virk of Lindsay Kenney was elected chair of the Justice Institute
of BC’s board of directors.
Lance M. Walker was appointed as a member of the Real Estate Council of
British Columbia for a term of two years.
“Commenting on a complaint from a Mr. Arthur Purdey about a large gas
bill, a spokesman for North West gas said: ‘We agree it was rather high for
the time of year. It’s possible Mr. Purdey has been charged for the gas used
up during the explosion that blew his house to pieces.’”—The Bangkok Post
“Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished”—
Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832), English philosopher, jurist and social
Most gentlemen know that good manners are an almost certain way to a
lover’s heart. This Valentine’s Day rumour has it that Chief Justice Bauman
does not need to brush up on his etiquette, having devoured from cover to
cover The Complete Book of Etiquette by Amy Vanderbilt when he was a
much younger man (aged about 12).
“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets
break through”—Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), Anglo-Irish satirist,
essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric.
The New York Times reported in February 2018 that “last year, the Islamabad
High Court banned Valentine’s celebrations across Pakistan, deeming
them ‘against the teachings of Islam’ and a sign of growing Western influence.
So, for the second year in a row, red ‘I Love You’ balloons and heartshape
boxes of chocolates were essentially contraband. Police officers in