My husband recently asked my brother for a letter of recommendation. Since both my husband Paul and my brother George are attorneys, Paul thought George would be a great choice. My husband is a self employed attorney, who will not practice criminal defense...period. My brother on the other hand is a Public Defender (we think he was adopted). This makes for some very funny jabs back and forth between my husband and little brother at all family gatherings. Though both of them couldn't be on more opposite sides of the law, their humor is very much the same. We laugh ALOT!
I had to share with you the letter that we received in the mail from George, on his county letterhead and everything. This is the letter of recommendation that my brother George wrote for my husband to turn in with his application.
This will let you see exactly what I am talking about......
To the administration of _____________,
I have known Paul ____ for over forty-seven years (actually only 13). When we were much younger he saved my life after I was accidentally decapitated from a freak deer hunting accident involving an axe and a poorly misplaced slingshot. He stitched my head back on and proceeded to make a fire that with the smoke signals alerted the local forest rangers who working together with the natives got me to safety.
Twenty-five years ago, Mr. _____ learned the ways of the force and became a Jedi like his father. He ended up single handedly destroying the dreaded Death Star with a perfectly timed torpedo, and ended up killing the emperor after convincing his once heroic father to drop him down an abyss.
Fourteen years later Mr. ______ actually found the cure for cancer but lost it after saving the life of twelve Guatemalan refugees while they attempted to flee their home country from the viscous militia. There Mr. ______ honing his guerrilla warfare skills learned in the Green Beret and Army Rangers fashioned a meticulous and overly complicated trap to thwart the rebel army and bring lasting peace to Central America. On a side note, had it not been for Mr. _____, Israel's Six Day War would have probably lasted many decades.
In conclusion, I would recommend Mr. _______ for a position at _____________, for the reasons stated above.
Deputy Public Defender
George _______ Esq.