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Lawyers are people who practice law. In most countries, lawyers enter their profession through a period of specialized study. Lawyers are a frequent target of criticism, in part because they are often the public face of unscrupulous parties such as persons being tried for crimes, because they employ a specialized jargon which makes it difficult for persons without a legal education to receive the benefits of the legal system without hiring a lawyer, and because they make up a disproportionate percentage of politicians.

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  • I pleaded your cause, Sextus, having agreed to do so for two thousand sesterces How is it that you have sent me only a thousand? "You said nothing," you tell me, "and this cause was lost through you." You ought to give me so much the more, Sextus, as I had to blush for you.
    • Martial, Epigrams, Bk. VIII, Ep. 18, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 410.
  • Is it not remarkable that the common repute which we all give to attorneys in the general is exactly opposite to that which every man gives to his own attorney in particular? Whom does anybody trust so implicitly as he trusts his own attorney? And yet is it not the case that the body of attorneys is supposed to be the most roguish body in existence?
  • [Lawyers] can make the worse appear the better cause, as though they were fresh from Leontine schools, and have been known to wrest from reluctant juries triumphant verdicts of acquittal for their clients, even when those clients, as often happens, were clearly and unmistakably innocent.
  • Lawyers earn earn their bread in the sweat of their browbeating.
  • When there are too many policemen, there can be no individual liberty, when there are too many lawyers, there can be no justice, and when there are too many soldiers, there can be no peace.
    • Lin Yutang, Between Tears and Laughter (1943), p. 66.
  • About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists of telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop.
    • Elihu Root, quoted in Philip C. Jessup, Elihu Root (Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1964), vol. 1, p. 133, as cited by Lloyd B. Snyder, "Is attorney-client confidentiality necessary?", Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Spring 2002, p. 33
  • We have the heaviest concentration of lawyers on Earth—one for every five-hundred Americans; three times as many as are in England, four times as many as are in West Germany, twenty-one times as many as there are in Japan. We have more litigation, but I am not sure that we have more justice. No resources of talent and training in our own society, even including the medical care, is more wastefully or unfairly distributed than legal skills. Ninety percent of our lawyers serve 10 percent of our people. We are over-lawyered and under-represented.
  • What are lawyers really? To me a lawyer is basically the person that knows the rules of the country. We're all throwing the dice, playing the game, moving our pieces around the board, but if there's a problem, the lawyer is the only person that has actually read the inside of the top of the box.
    • Jerry Seinfeld, SeinLanguage (New York: Bantam, 1993), ISBN 0553096060, p. 90
  • LAWYER: A professional advocate hired to bend the law on behalf of a paying client; for this reason considered the most suitable background for entry into politics.
    • Rick Bayan, The Cynic's Dictionary (2003), ISBN 9780785817130
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  • A common and not necessarily apocryphal example portrays a solo practitioner starved for business in a small town. A second lawyer then arrives, and they both prosper.
    • Deborah L. Rhode, In the Interests of Justice: Reforming the Legal Profession, Oxford US
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  • Lawyer — One who protects us against robbers by taking away the temptation.

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  • A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
  • I never been to prison, but I've been to law school....
  • He who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.
    • Proverb
  • Lawyers are like nuclear missiles: I have mine, you have yours, and when we use them we fuck everything up.
    • Other People's Money

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ATTORNEY (from O. Fr. .atorne, a person appointed to act for another, from atourner, legal Lat.^ Executing a power of attorney does not mean you cannot make decisions or act on your own behalf; it only means that another person can also act for you.
  • Power of Attorney Forms 10 September 2009 21:51 UTC www.nupplegal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Definition A legal document that enables an individual to designate another person , called the attorney in fact , to act on his/her behalf as long as the individual does not become disabled or incapacitated.
  • Power of Attorney Definition 10 September 2009 21:51 UTC www.investorwords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Definition A legal document that enables an individual to designate another person , called the attorney-in-fact , to act on his/her behalf, even in the event the individual becomes disabled or incapacitated.
  • Durable Power of Attorney Definition 10 September 2009 21:51 UTC www.investorwords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

attornare, attorn, literally to turn over to another or commit business to another), in English law, in its widest sense, any substitute or agent appointed to act in "the turn, stead or place of another." Attorneys are of two kinds, attorneys-in-fact and attorneys-at-law. .An attorneyin-fact is simply an agent, the extent of whose capacity to act is bounded only by the powers embodied in his authority, his power of attorney.^ A general power of attorney grants the agent, referred to as an attorney-in-fact, authority over financial matters.
  • Power of Attorney Forms 10 September 2009 21:51 UTC www.nupplegal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The attorney must also act towards the donor with the utmost good faith and tell the donor the nature and extent of any interest which may conflict with his or her duty unless the donor already knows.

^ Executing a power of attorney does not mean you cannot make decisions or act on your own behalf; it only means that another person can also act for you.
  • Power of Attorney Forms 10 September 2009 21:51 UTC www.nupplegal.com [Source type: Original source]

.An attorney-at-law was a public officer, conducting legal proceedings on behalf of others, known as his clients, and attached to the supreme courts of common law at Westminster.^ Dallas Lawyers: The Jackson Law Firm, P.C. are attorneys and counselors who developed this site to serve the people of Dallas, Texas and our clients.

^ Legal Technology Institute at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law to conduct a comprehensive study of Knowledge Management in the legal profession.
  • Project Management Legal Profession Article Project Management Toolkits, books and CD s 11 September 2009 7:24 UTC www.projectmanagementsurvival.com [Source type: Academic]

^ In addition, some probate, bankruptcy and other court proceedings the (statutory) fee may be determined by a court or the law.

.Attorneys-at-law corresponded to the solicitors of the courts of chancery and the proctors of the admiralty, ecclesiastical, probate and divorce courts.^ WORLD LAW FIRMS DIRECTORY - find a lawyer, attorney, advocate, solicitor, barrister to suit your legal, business & financial requirements.
  • THE INTER-LAWYER GROUP - Law - Tax - Immigration - Intellectual Property Networks 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC www.inter-lawyer.com [Source type: News]

^ In addition, some probate, bankruptcy and other court proceedings the (statutory) fee may be determined by a court or the law.

^ Lawyer Law Firm Attorney Barrister Solicitor Legal Consultant Paralegal Expert Witness Only $89.00 per month Learn more .
  • Lawyer - Supreme Court is a Client Social Network. 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC supremecourt.com [Source type: General]

.Since the passing of the Judicature Act of 1873, however, the designation "attorney" has become obsolete in England, all persons admitted as solicitors, attorneys or proctors of an English court being henceforth called "solicitors of the supreme court" (see Solicitor).^ Waechter takes all calls personally.
  • Jason A. Waetcher - Birth Injury Lawyer dealing with birth injuries and medicalmalpractice 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC www.birthlaw.com [Source type: General]

^ A Lawyer can help by meeting with the District Attorney before the case goes to Court and presenting mitigating evidence, and background information about the person arrested.

^ Our personal injury attorneys will ensure that they are held liable for their actions, and that you receive all of the compensation you have coming to you.
  • California Injury Lawyer No Fee Unless You Get Money! 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC www.injurylawyergroup.com [Source type: General]

In the United States an attorney-at-law exercises all the functions distributed in England between barristers, attorneys and solicitors, and his full title is "attorney and counsellor-atlaw." When acting in a court of admiralty he is styled "proctor" or "advocate." Formerly, in some states, there existed a grade among lawyers of attorneys-at-law, which was inferior to that of counsellors-at-law, and in colonial times New Jersey established a higher rank still - that of serjeant-at-law. .Now the term attorney-at-law is precisely equivalent to that of lawyer.^ WORLD LAW FIRMS DIRECTORY - find a lawyer, attorney, advocate, solicitor, barrister to suit your legal, business & financial requirements.
  • THE INTER-LAWYER GROUP - Law - Tax - Immigration - Intellectual Property Networks 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC www.inter-lawyer.com [Source type: News]

^ Businesses are often hesitant to contact an attorney until a law suit is filed against them.  Our lawyers believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

^ Each year, the Lawyer Referral Service responds to about 40,000 callers, referring them to attorneys in many areas of law or to relevant agencies.
  • Lawyer Referral Service 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC www.kcba.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Attorneys are admitted by some court to which the legislature confides the power, and on examination prescribed by the court, or by a board of state examiners, as the case may be.^ A Lawyer can help by meeting with the District Attorney before the case goes to Court and presenting mitigating evidence, and background information about the person arrested.

^ In addition, some probate, bankruptcy and other court proceedings the (statutory) fee may be determined by a court or the law.

^ If your defense case is well prepared, you may spend less or even no time in court, because a settlement may be reached.
  • Fresno Criminal Lawyer - Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney - Fresno County Attorneys - Federal Crimes Lawyers 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC www.benninghofflaw.com [Source type: News]

.The term of study required is generally two or three years, but in some states less.^ State law would require him to resign as county attorney midterm if he formally enters the 2010 race for attorney general.
  • Thomas exploring bid for Arizona attorney general - Examiner.com 10 September 2009 21:51 UTC www.examiner.com [Source type: News]

^ You do have three years to sue for a negligence case; however, some types of claims must be made within one year.

^ Quinn spent three years with the largest firm in Tacoma, where he was introduced to the land use practice, personal injury cases and general practice of law.

.In one no examination is required.^ To receive a Registered Project Manager one is required to pass a knowledge examination and an on the job evaluation of competency.
  • Project Management Legal Profession Article Project Management Toolkits, books and CD s 11 September 2009 7:24 UTC www.projectmanagementsurvival.com [Source type: Academic]

^ This background is required because the work a patent lawyer does is to see that no one has already patented a client's idea and that no one "borrows" the client's idea after it has been patented.
  • What Is A Lawyer 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC www.udel.edu [Source type: Original source]

.College graduates are often admitted to examination after a shorter term of study than that required from those not so educated.^ All of the above information came from the "Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements 2004," published by the National Conference of Bar Examiners and American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
  • How to Become an Attorney Without Law School - Become a Lawyer with no College Degree 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC www.becomingalawyerwithoutlawschool.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]
  • How to Become a Lawyer - No Law School - How to Pass the Bar Exam with No College 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC www.ehlinelaw.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Other than those two requirements, in some states, such as North Carolina and South Carolina, you must record the power of attorney with the county recorder's office.
  • Legal Requirements for a Power of Attorney - Power of Attorney - Guide - LegalZoom 10 September 2009 21:51 UTC www.legalzoom.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To become a lawyer one must study the basics of the law for a specified period than pass a difficult proficiency examination.

.In the courts of the United States, admission is regulated by rules of court and based upon a previous admission to the state bar.^ Our goal is to educate you on the probate process, and help you get a free case evaluation from an attorney who understands the rules and regulations of probate in your state.

^ This website is not intended to be advertising and this firm does not wish to represent anyone seeking representation based upon viewing this website in a state where this website fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state.
  • Victor Knapp Entertainment Lawyer Kew Garden Queens New York 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC www.showbiz-lawyer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mandatory CLE requirements Frequently asked State Bar membership questions State Bar membership options, dues & court assessments CLE Tracker Ethics advice .
  • Lawyer regulation | State Bar of Wisconsin 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC www.wisbar.org [Source type: Original source]

.In almost all states aliens are not admitted as attorneys, and in many states women are ineligible, but during recent years several states have passed statutes permitting them to practise.^ For over two decades, almost all of our cases have come from former clients or attorneys familiar with our track record of outstanding results.
  • Arizona Medical Malpractice Lawyer | Phoenix Hospital Negligence Attorney | Scottsdale Mesa 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC www.azmedmalatty.com [Source type: General]

^ The attorney general prosecutes all criminal cases in the appellate courts and exercises original prosecutorial powers in the areas of securities and state contract fraud.
  • Tennessee Attorney General 10 September 2009 21:51 UTC www.tennessee.gov [Source type: Original source]
  • Tennessee Attorney General 10 September 2009 21:51 UTC www.tn.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ A total of 17 different areas of the law are represented in the LRS, and all attorneys members are licensed, insured, and in good standing with the State Bar of California.
  • Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) of the North County Bar Association 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC www.lawreferral.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Since 18 79 women have been eligible to practise before the U. S. Supreme Court, if already admitted to practise in some state court, under the same conditions as men.^ On the federal level he is admitted to practice before the First, Second, Fourth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeal.
  • Boston Criminal Lawyer, DUI, Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer,Drunk Driving Lawyer, Boston DUI Lawyer, Boston Drug Lawyer, Drug Trafficking Lawyer Boston 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC www.parkerscheer.com [Source type: News]

^ On May 25, 1884, "an act to authorize the Supreme Court of Judicature for Ontario to admit Delos Rogest Davis to practice as a solicitor" received Royal Assent.

^ These disciplinary counsels can usually be found as a department of the state bar association or as a branch of the state supreme court.
  • Lawyer Complaint 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC lawyer-complaint.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Illinois Judges Complaint Lawyer Judge Complaint 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC lawyer-judge.com [Source type: Original source]

.A state attorney or district attorney is the local public prosecutor.^ The office of State's Attorney is similar to that of a District Attorney or County Prosecutor in other states and is charged with a wide range of duties and responsibilities which include the following: Felony, Misdemeanor and Traffic Prosecutions under state law.
  • Effingham County, Illinois - State's Attorney 10 September 2009 21:51 UTC www.co.effingham.il.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Honolulu Advertiser WAILUKU, Maui — Short nearly one-third of its allotted attorneys and stuck in the state hiring freeze, the Maui public defender's office will no longer appear for defendants in Wailuku District Court.

^ Since principal attorney at this law firm is a former City Prosecutor as well as District Attorney , this law firm provides effective defense representation.
  • Defense attorney part time contract work insurance defense 20 September 2009 11:42 UTC www.dart-creations.com [Source type: Original source]

.He is either elected by popular vote at the state elections for the district in which he resides and goes out of office with the political party for which he was elected, or he is appointed by the governor of the state for that district and for the same term.^ DWI Dallas - our office has successfully defended 42 out of 47 dwi cases set for trial by either not guilty or dismissal since january of 2003.

^ City may try to bail out of Voting Rights Act; Exemption from federal oversight of elections would save money.
  • Legal Issues: Understand Your Legal Issues - Lawyers.com 10 September 2009 21:51 UTC www.lawyers.com [Source type: News]

^ Rodriguez is also available to assist out-of-state residents with criminal matters in California, such as outstanding warrants, DUI charges, and probation violations.

.He represents the state in criminal prosecutions and also in civil actions within his district.^ The attorney general prosecutes all criminal cases in the appellate courts and exercises original prosecutorial powers in the areas of securities and state contract fraud.
  • Tennessee Attorney General 10 September 2009 21:51 UTC www.tennessee.gov [Source type: Original source]
  • Tennessee Attorney General 10 September 2009 21:51 UTC www.tn.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ Mike Baker prosecuted criminal cases at the District 2 Skokie courthouse for four years.
  • Skokie, Illinois DUI lawyer, Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, traffic ticket, deerfield, desplaines, evanston, glencoe, glenview, golf, kenilworth, lincolnwood, morton grove, niles, northbrook, northfield, park ridge, prospect heights, skokie, wilmette, winnetka, cook county sheriff, cook county forest preserve, state 15> 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC skokieduilawyer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Handling a criminal case on your own can be a difficult task especially because you will be represented again the state or federal government.
  • Orange county criminal defense attorney criminal records david ramirez in orange county 20 September 2009 11:42 UTC www.sadlyno.com [Source type: Original source]

There is a United States district attorney in each federal district, similarly representing the federal government before the courts.
.An attorney is an officer of the court which admits him to practise, and he is subject to its discipline.^ I am an attorney duly admitted to practice in the Courts of the State of New York.
  • Lawyer Fraud :: http://www.lawyerfraud.com 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC www.lawyerfraud.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Officers and agencies of the state are represented by the attorney general in all civil litigation before state and federal courts.
  • Tennessee Attorney General 10 September 2009 21:51 UTC www.tennessee.gov [Source type: Original source]
  • Tennessee Attorney General 10 September 2009 21:51 UTC www.tn.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ Peltz is admitted to practice law in the state of Michigan and is admitted and qualified as an attorney and counselor in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

.He is liable to his client in damages for failure to exercise ordinary care and skill, and he can bring action for the value of his services.^ A passionate and skilled trial attorney and negotiator, Mark has handled literally thousands of cases in his career to successful conclusions on behalf of his clients.
  • Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Mark NeJame. 20 September 2009 11:42 UTC www.nejamelaw.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Malpractice means that the lawyer failed to use the ordinary skill and care that would be used by other lawyers in handling a similar problem or case under similar circumstances.
  • Lawyer Malpractice Basics FAQ - Learn About the Law 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC public.findlaw.com [Source type: General]

^ Legal malpractice occurs when a lawyer fails to render competent professional service to a client and the client is damages as a result of the failure.
  • Legal Malpractice Attorney, Lawyer, Attorneys, Lawyers and Legal Research Information - Lawyers.com 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC legal-malpractice.lawyers.com [Source type: News]

.He has a lien on his client's papers, and usually on any judgment in favour of his client to secure the payment of his fees.^ Payments for court reporters Copying Computerized research Trial exhibits Expert witness fees Few attorneys will "front" or cover costs for the client.
  • Selecting A Lawyer - Lawyers.com 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC research.lawyers.com [Source type: General]

^ Our office strives to provide economically sound fees to our clients while providing convenient payment plans.
  • Oakland San Jose Bankruptcy Lawyer, Chapter 7, Chapter 13 Attorneys, Criminal, DUI, Family Law - Law Offices of Ann N. Nguyen 15 January 2010 0:10 UTC ann-lawyer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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