UPDATE 11/01/2012 09:00
VOTING HAS NOW ENDED.
The winners are as follows:
1st Place - Jordan Aguirre
2nd Place - Ed Rowdy Petrich
3rd Place - Laura Tays Lopez
Voter Sweepstakes Winner - Byran Spencer
We've had some fantastic entries in our Lawyer Joke Video Contest – but now we want you to help us choose the winner. Watch the videos right here, then vote directly below. You can vote a maximum of once a day – and every time you vote you get one entry into our Voters Sweepstakes to win an Apple TV.
Ashley Lopez - The Vulture and the Lawyer
Brittany Barrett - Copper Wire
Cheryl Anderson - Eating Grass
Chris Pipes - Pregnant with a Future Lawyer
David Wilson-Brown - The Snake and the Bunny
Devin Holloway - What Did one Lawyer Say to the Other Lawyer?
Ed Rowdy Petrich - Figuring Out a Way to Make Money
James Judge - Lying Lawyer
John Rhymer - Plane Crash
Jordan Aguirre - The Goose, the Duck and the Lawyer
Kristen Walker Escovedo - Knock Knock
Laura Tays Lopez - Boys at Zoo
Leonal Lopez - Standing in Line
Nick Winters & Anna B. - Herd of Buffalo
Summer Vibrock Holloway - Lawyer's Car Accidents
Tomas Lanious - Doggie Treats
Have a Funny Lawyer Joke? Tell Us and You Could Win an iPad (It's Okay... We Can Take It.)
UPDATE 10/12/2012: WE HAVE EXTENDED THE VIDEO DEADLINE TO MONDAY, OCTOBER 22. IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY ENTERED, DO IT NOW. IT'S EASY AND WILL ONLY TAKE YOU A COUPLE OF MINUTES!
I got pranked by my staff the other day. If you haven't already seen the video, you can watch it right here.
I know I seemed annoyed in the video, but I want y'all to know that I can take a joke. So much so, in fact, that I want all of you to take a video of yourselves telling your best lawyer joke. That's right – a lawyer wants to hear your funniest lawyer jokes! We have a sense of humor after all!
Even better, I'm going to give the person with the best joke a brand new iPad!
Here's how the contest is going to work:
You have until midnight on Monday, October 15th MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 to submit a video of yourself telling your favorite lawyer joke to us. It doesn't have to be a big budget production, just record yourself using your cellphone or web cam. Of course, if you want to do something more creative, that's perfectly fine too. Just don't film yourself while driving or attempt anything else which might put you or someone else in potential danger!
Also, we're going to limit videos to a maximum time limit of two minutes – that should be more than enough time to tell your joke. No age restriction – kids can enter this contest. The only restriction is that you have to live in Texas.
Once you've filmed yourself telling your joke, you need to send it to us. You can do this in one of several ways. You can upload your video to our Facebook wall or tweet it to us. Alternatively, you can upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and email us the link to [email protected]. Provided the video isn't a huge file size, you can even email us the file itself if you want to. Email or call us if you have any questions or difficulties submitting your video.
How is the winner chosen?
After the video submission deadline, my staff and I will pick our favorites and put the very best entires up for a public vote which we'll run on our website. The video with the most votes overall will win – so make sure you tell all your friends to vote for you! The voting period will run from October 18th – 25th OCTOBER 25TH - 31ST. Everyone who votes in the contest will also be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a prize too (plus there will be ways for them to earn additional chances to win)!
1st Place Video: new iPad
2nd Place Video: Kindle Fire
3rd Place Video: Apple TV
Voter Sweepstakes Winner: Apple TV
Be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly for contest updates. We'll also be posting updates to our Facebook and Twitter accounts.