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Lawyers celebrate anniversary of Magna Carta with a #Jelfie

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What better way to mark the anniversary of the ancient charter of the liberties of England — which turned 799 yesterday — than with a “jelfie” (justice selfie)? Here are a selection to get you in the party mood as the Magna Carta is celebrated today.

Junior Lawyers Division chair Sophia Dirir leads the way.

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As Young Legal Aid Lawyers committee member Nadia Salam demonstrates, the jelfie isn’t a true selfie, in that the two hands required to hold up the obligatory message require a third party to take the photo.

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Jelfies can feature children.

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Jelfies can feature random photos of your mates in fancy dress.

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Jelfies can feature superhero figurines.

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Jelfies can feature dogs.

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Jelfies can even be done ironically and star, for example, incarcerated guinea pigs.

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Everyone is doing them, including the King of Twitter Stephen Fry.

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Legal charity the Justice Alliance hopes that today at 12:15pm (in celebration of Magna Carta 1215) lawyers and law students will tweet more jelfies. Guidance on jelfie protocol can be found here.