The Term Philadelphia Lawyer??

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@pyewacket (43874)
November 4, 2007 8:55pm CST
Admittedly this is probably a silly discussion to start, but I was answering a discussion as I mentioned I was filling out a bunch of forms, and kidded saying that to understand them you have to be a Philadelphia Lawyer to understand them...and it got me thinking. Just where the heck DID that term come from? Why do we say one has to be a Philadelphia Lawyer to understand some kind of form to fill out whether it's a legal one or not? Why Philadelphia? Are lawyers only from Philadelphia?? LOL Is there some kind of "history" for this saying, where did it originate? Uh, Philadelphia?? Okay, so maybe you could solve this puzzle for me.