This tongue-in-cheek evaluation of the legal profession depicts three esquires and their lack of Christmas spirit. There’s no Santa Claus in this holiday tale. No Rudolph or presents or good will toward men. Instead, the attorneys at Bluff, Bluster, and Blunder work late into the night preparing briefs.
When a slip-and-fall victim with lower back pain pursues a case against a well-known chain store, the fun begins. In contrast to the traditional peaceful Christmas scene, the legal eagles in this story partake in a lot of ranting, raving, and rushing around, making deadlines, collecting fees, and hiring experts. This lighthearted look at litigation counsels clients to choose lawyers wisely and lawyers to follow the ethics of attorney-client relationships.
About the Author
Joseph Justice is a private practice attorney who has been involved with court proceedings brought for the protection of abused and neglected children. Adopted as a child, Justice has enjoyed playing Santa Claus at Christmas parties held for the foster children in his area. His efforts have been rewarded with the 2005 Special Assistant Attorney General of the Year Award from the Georgia Child Placement Conference. Justice holds a B.A. in English from LaGrange College and a J.D. from the Woodrow Wilson College of Law. He lives and works in Dallas, Georgia.
About the Illustrator
Salima Alikhan has created covers and interior illustrations for Kahani and Confetti magazines. She collaborated with the Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta, Georgia, to turn her award-winning artwork into a planetarium show. Alikhan is the illustrator of Rocky Mountain Night Before Christmas and The Pied Piper of Austin, both published by Pelican. She resides in Austin, Texas.
LAWYER’S WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS
By Joseph Justice
Illustrated by Salima Alikhan
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
HUMOR / Form / Parodies
HUMOR / Topic / Business & Professional
32 pp. 8½ x 11
31 color illus.