Gallup has released its annual poll asking Americans to rate the honesty and ethical standards of those in various professions, reports Editor & Publisher, and lawyers rank near the bottom of the list. The good news: lawyers rank higher than senators, congressmen, labor union leaders and car salesman. But they rank behind funeral directors, bankers and journalists. At the top of the rankings are nurses while telemarketers claim the bottom spot.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.