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Top Ten Reasons Lawyers Use Yellow Legal Pads

(submitted by Nicko)

10. Since "legal" is in the name, they can add more to their hourly charge. (Magus Noan)
9. Yellow ones are easily digested when they have to get rid of evidence. (Myrrdan)
8. Makes doodles look crisper and more colorful. (whyBother)
7. Laptops are hard to shred when subpoenaed. (byuguy)
6. So they can charge more for the "enhanced visually consumptive" paper (El Barton)
5. Actually, they were all white when the US Government stocked up for them in 1952. They're just showing their age now. (Stephen H)
4. It's always "first party" this and "second party" that. Yellow is obviously more of a party color than plain white. (Laffman)
3. Studies show that BS written on yellow paper has a 70% less chance of bring detected by clients than on standard white paper. (Nickocko)
2. It's a little known secret that anyone who uses yellow legal pads is an automatic bad-ass. (Mute)
1. The color yellow reminds them of gold, which is both comforting, and a reminder to overcharge their clients for the legal pads. (Laffman)

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