Cartoon Caption Contest

Which 'Pearly Gates' cartoon caption fits best? Vote now

With more than 400 captions submitted for this month’s cartoon contest, ABA Journal staff had their work cut out for them when it came time to pick a list of finalists.


There were dozens of entries suggesting the lawyers were asking for a continuance or a change of venue. And many more focused on appealing to a higher authority and age according to billable hours. But staffers settled on these five favorites. Now it’s your turn to vote at and pick which caption, with credit to the author, will appear in an upcoming issue of the ABA Journal:

• “We should have settled; I don’t think we have a prayer here.” —Howard K. Watkins, Fresno, Calif.

• “Be careful, I heard this guy has never had a judgment reversed on appeal.” —Gerald W. Smith, Mahomet, Ill.

• “I told you we should’ve gone with the ‘the devil made me do it’ defense, not the ‘act of God’ defense.” —Daniel E. Rice, Villa Rica, Ga.

• “Good news is he can’t judge us… The bad news is he remanded it to a lower court.” —Kevin J. McCaffrey, Framingham, Mass.

• “You go first - I’m still billing by the hour” —Jim McNally, Detroit

Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29.

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