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March 19, 2006

pit bull logo taken down — do you feel more dignified?

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 7:28 pm

The pit bull mascot logo is now gone from the website and letterhead

of Ft. Lauderdale’s Pape & Chandler law firm, as is the 1-800-PIT-BULL

phone number.  The Florida Bar recently gave John Pape and Marc

Chandler 15 days to “cease and desist” from using the pit-bull-related

advertising. 

 

MChandlerPix  &  JPapeMug

   marc chandler   &   john pape

 

You may recall (prior post) that the Florida Supreme Court ruled last


that:


“These devices, which invoke the breed of dog known

as the pit bull, demean all lawyers and thereby harm

both the legal profession and the public’s trust and confi-

dence in our system of justice.”

Therefore, the Court concluded that “Prohibiting advertisements such as

the one in this case is one step we can take to maintain the dignity of

lawyers, as well as the integrity of, and public confidence in, the legal

system.”

 

Click this link for the actual banned banner masterheadA masthead that

once looked like this:

 

        “PitBullLogo”

 


 

now looks like this:


        PitBullGone

 

and, the 1 (800) PIT-BULL number has reverted to its numeric

form — 1 (800) 748-2855.

 








lightning flash–
only the dog’s face
is innocent

 



       translated by David G. Lanoue

 

This, of course, leads me to two all-important questions:


tiny check For my colleagues at law: Do you feel more

dignified? [how about you, Jonathan?]

 

tiny check For the public at large: Has your confidence

in the justice system increased?

Curious minds indeed want to know.


p&c  Just because J.P. and Marc can’t display

their old pit-bully images any more, doesn’t mean

that the f/k/a Gang can’t.  Check this out.


 


the first snowfall
doesn’t hide it…
dog poop

 


tiny check It’s a good thing Pape & Chandler doesn’t advertise

in Nevada.  (see prior post)  Using the definite article

“the” in their tagline “The Motorcycle Injury Attorneys”

might mislead all sorts of (really dimwitted) consumers

or bar counsel, as Nevada regulators contend in “The

Heavy Hitter” case.  P&C probably should have said “a

couple of Motorcycle Injury Attorneys,” just to be safe.

 

     p.s.  Speaking of bulldogs (like Georgetown’s dear Jack),   GUJackMugG 

    how about them Hoyas?!  Not that I care, of course.

                                                                                                    

4 Comments

  1. David, don’t give them any ideas with our use of “The” in our tagline. I’m sure that will be the next dignity crusade. Rid the profession of definite articles!

    Comment by John Pape — March 20, 2006 @ 3:38 pm

  2. David, don’t give them any ideas with our use of “The” in our tagline. I’m sure that will be the next dignity crusade. Rid the profession of definite articles!

    Comment by John Pape — March 20, 2006 @ 3:38 pm

  3. I’m sure that they don’t need any ideas from me. They’ve got a whole barrelful of zany ideas for protecting nitwit consumers and competition-shy lawyers.

    Comment by David Giacalone — March 20, 2006 @ 5:50 pm

  4. I’m sure that they don’t need any ideas from me. They’ve got a whole barrelful of zany ideas for protecting nitwit consumers and competition-shy lawyers.

    Comment by David Giacalone — March 20, 2006 @ 5:50 pm

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