What is lawyer?

  • (noun): A professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice.
    Synonyms: attorney


A lawyer, according to Black's Law Dictionary, is "a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person who is practicing law." Law is the system of rules of conduct established by the sovereign government of a society to correct wrongs, maintain the stability of political and social authority, and deliver justice. Working as a lawyer involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who retain (i.e., hire) lawyers to perform legal services.

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... A Channel 4 lawyer wrote "After Dark producers weighed the chances of the guest behaving naturally against becoming tongue-tied because of a frightening formal legal document ... A Channel 4 lawyer was always on hand to explain the handling of particularly sensitive areas to guests, informally warning them of dangers ahead ... The Channel 4 duty lawyer sat up in the gallery to spot problems as they happened ...
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... He received the American Lawyer's AMMY Award as the best defense lawyer in America, was named to the New York Super Lawyer List during 2006, 2007, and 2009, and was included in the American ...
Lawyer - Titles
... Generally speaking, the modern practice is for lawyers to avoid use of any title, although formal practice varies across the world ... Historically lawyers in most European countries were addressed with the title of doctor, and countries outside of Europe have generally followed the practice of the European country which had policy influence ... southern European countries, including Portugal and Italy, lawyers have traditionally been addressed as “doctor,” a practice which was transferred to many ...

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    The mayor and Montaigne have always been two, with a very clear separation. For all of being a lawyer or a financier, we must not ignore the knavery there is in such callings. An honest man is not accountable for the vice or stupidity of his trade, and should not therefore refuse to practice it.
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