Caption This! (May 15, 2013)

What in the Bitter Lawyer is going on here?

island lawyerPut your lawyerly wisdom to the test and post a comment below or on Facebook with a witty, hilarious, or brilliant caption to this comic, courtesy of And keep it clean(ish) and, y’know, respectful.

The editor’s pick will be announced next week, and then we’ll post the comic with the winning caption on Facebook.

caption-this-winner-5-15Last Week’s Winner

Eric Ledger submitted the winning caption for last week’s Caption This! on Facebook:

“Night of the Living Pled: The Zombie Foreclosures”

Also see the comic with Eric’s caption on Facebook.

Thanks for all the submissions and keep them coming, here or on Facebook.

Illustrations courtesy of


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  1. Ed Nanney

    May 15, 2013 at 9:12 am

    “Such services are outside the scope of our engagement. You’re lost at sea, not up a creek; you need an oar, not a paddle. We’ll require an additional retainer.”

  2. Jeff Galbraith

    May 15, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Look, we can’t afford a private jet, Sam.

  3. Wally Hayman

    May 15, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    “Smedley over there is part of the same negligence suit but he doesn’t have a leg to stand on.”

  4. Nate Dawg

    May 16, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    “Dean Warshowitz, as you can clearly see, this reaction by our top law student indicates it is time we added an admiralty and maritime certification option to our JD curriculum for relevance to the market at large. That this individual is a law review editor who ran away, and that he has belabored to survive for many months on this tiny island while we have surveilled his potential rescue attempts, shows that this is precisely the field our new generation of lawyers needs certification in, now that he is clamoring for rescue, and has received it.”

  5. Heather Broadbent

    May 23, 2013 at 6:59 am

    At least they are throwing us at the lions and not the wolves.

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