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Top Ten Reasons To Be Thankful There Were No Lawyers On The Mayflower.


When, some years ago, I first wrote this post about the fact that there were no lawyers on the Mayflower, it never occurred to me that they might have been aware of the survival statistics for Pilgrims traveling to America, and, lawyers being a risk averse lot, decided not to go. But, in any event, it might have been good that they didn’t go. The passage was rough enough. Given that, here are my top ten reasons we should be thankful the lawyers stayed home:


10. Conducting a trial on a small wooden ship would be difficult.

9. The Seamen’s Union would go on strike, and refuse to offload passengers and freight until their lawyers conducted settlement negotiations.

8. It would have taken years to get zoning approval for the houses the Pilgrims wanted to live in.

7. Where would all of the secretaries and paralegals have slept?

6. Contract negotiations with the Indians would have delayed the food delivery by months.

5. Litigation over the failure to pay a minimum wage to the food preparation staff would have resulted in a strike, and nobody would get to eat.

4. A lawsuit over the despoliation of the environment would have caused the crops to go unharvested.

3. The Indians would have filed a lawsuit claiming that the Pilgrims were trespassing on tribal land, and obtained an injunction.

2. The Society for the Preservation of the Flowers of May would have prevented the docking of the ship, for tradename infringement.


And, drum-stick roll , please, the Number One reason to be thankful there were no lawyers on the MayFlower:


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