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Business cards are still important. But some attorneys might be trying a little too hard to be fun, creative, and attention-seeking. There is a difference between setting trends and going too far.

Sure, the below business cards are getting some attention from the web, but regardless of the positive light most of these are shared in, lawyers shouldn't run the risk of potential clients gasping rather than calling.

Below, you can see five of the most questionable lawyer business cards we found shared across the web.

Lawyer advertising is both a ripe minefield for ethical issues and a bottomless pit where lawyers and law firms throw their money.

However, every now and then, a billboard will go up that makes the world, and not just other lawyers, scratch their heads and say: "Huh?" 

Below, you can see some of these spectacular displays that are sure to give you a chuckle.

Have you ever had an opposing counsel who you just didn't care for, personally, professionally, or for any other reason? Have you ever felt compelled to play silly pranks on them in order to exact some angsty revenge for them putting you through the misery of having to work with them?

After all, if you've ever missed a planned event because opposing counsel put you in a tough spot on a joint filing, or by rejecting a brief continuance, that desire for revenge can be very real. However, being professional about your revenge and exacting it through living well and winning your case is highly advisable to pulling a childish prank.

Judge Says It All in GIF-Animated Order

Judge R. David Proctor gave his opinion in one word: "Really?"

The judge was responding to a motion to exceed page limits. For effect, he let Tom Hanks do the talking for him with this meme.

It was a humorous footnote in an otherwise rancorous case. But even Hanks took things more seriously when he played a lawyer.

Although the term 'slam dunk,' when used about a legal case often refers to an easily winnable case or motion, those are just a small subset of slam dunks.

Sure, some slam dunks are preceded by a clear path to the hoop, but the best dunks involve a blocker or two getting dunked on. And one attorney has set the bar for legal slam dunks rather high as he blamed a late filing on the recent Utah Jazz game 5 loss. Lucky for him, since his motion was unopposed, and the court was probably chuckling while thinking they would have accepted the filing for nearly any reason as it was only 18 minutes late, his motion was granted. Also, in a moment of apparent clairvoyance, in a footnote, he correctly predicted the Jazz's next game would be a win.

Texas Judge Rebuked for 'Redneck' Speech

Christopher Lee, a Texas justice of the peace, is up front with the people in his courtroom.

"This is a redneck court," he liked to say when opening for business. Then the judicial performance commission warned him that was not how he should start the day.

It's a reminder that cultures clash sometimes, but we shouldn't cause them.

Lawyers and law students, you can all take a collective sigh of relief now: Mercifully, despite what she tweeted out on April 1, Lindsay Lohan will not be speaking at the Harvard Law School commencement. Nor will she be speaking at Cambridge, nor Oxford. Thank Loki!

Whether Lohan was in on the elaborate spring time ruse, or was the target of some jovial jester, may never truly be known. Though, to her credit, she did use a very flowery, spring-timey, Snapchat filter, which arguably suggests she was in on the April Fools Day prank all along. Harvard Law School issued a response to a media inquiry stating: "There is no factual basis to that claim."

For every generation of lawyers, there's always a few people who just seem to embrace the times we live in and serve as the models of normalcy; Kirk Reams is not one of those persons. Reams is out there pushing the boundaries and standing up for what he believes in, like fringe employment benefits.

Although he's a licensed attorney, he was serving as a court clerk in the state of Florida, when he may have played a little too fast and too loose with the rules. Reams was suspended after it was discovered that he allowed his ex-girlfriend to have exclusive use of an unused county laptop computer for about a year. And the icing on cake: Reams' ex also told law enforcement that Reams snuck her into the judge's chambers in order to take nude photos and have sex in the chambers.

For lawyers, especially small firm lawyers, going viral can be a really big deal and a boon for business. Unfortunately, for the lucky few, going viral will only happen either when they let it go, or embrace the fact that internet people like lawyer dog memes more than lawyers.

Take for example Jonathan Triplett, the Kirkland and Ellis attorney, who is now experiencing that viral fame after hiking up his dress and pushing a police van out of a slippery and snowy situation in Boston, while dressed up as Elsa from the Disney movie Frozen. Triplett was just having fun when he decided to show up to the bar dressed as Elsa on the snowy night. But when he offered to help push the police van, other bar patrons caught the comically apropos scene on video, and made Triplett web-famous.Reportedly, the cold never bothered Triplett anyway.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, while addressing a group of law students at the 2018 Federalist Society's National Student Symposium, recently explained his belief that we all need to be less cynical and negative about our country. The statement should be taken with every grain from an entire salt mine as the Justice sits in the highest of ivory towers.

However, there is a fine line between being critical and being cynical. Unfortunately for law students and lawyers, it's pretty simple to cross that line, and not just when studying/practicing, but also in daily life. After all, law school pretty much teaches lawyers how to be cynical and has helped to destroy many relationships. However, there's still hope for (some) students and lawyers, and even (some of) the most staunch cynics. Below you can find three tips on how to be a little less cynical.