Counsel

Counsel in United States

Counsel Definition

The counsellors who are associated in the management of a particular cause, or who act as legal advisers in reference to any matter requiring legal knowledge and judgment. The term is used both as a singular and plural noun, to denote one or more, though it is perhaps more common, when speaking of one of several counsellors concerned in the management of a case in court, to say that he is “of counsel.” Knowledge. A grand jury is sworn to keep secret “the commonwealth’s counsel, their fellows’, and their own.”

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The counsellors who are associated in the management of a particular cause, or who act as legal advisers in reference to any matter requiring legal knowledge and judgment. The term is used both as a singular and plural noun, to denote one or more, though it is perhaps more common, when speaking of one of several counsellors concerned in the management of a case in court, to say that he is “of counsel.” Knowledge. A grand jury is sworn to keep secret “the commonwealth’s counsel, their fellows’, and their own.”

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This definition of Counsel Is based on the The Cyclopedic Law Dictionary . This definition needs to be proofread..

Defending Against Claim of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

This section examines the Defending Against Claim of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel subject in its related phase of trial. In some cases, other key elements related to trials, such as personal injury, business, and criminal litigation, are also addressed.

Counsel (Civil Procedure)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of counsel. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Civil Procedurein relation to counsel is provided. Note that a list of bibliography resources and other aids appears at the end of this entry.

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    Further Reading (Articles)

    Counsel Corporation Receives Notice Of Application, CCNMatthews Newswire; October 4, 2005

    Counsel Rankings Show Big Shifts, The Bond Buyer; October 15, 2012

    CONTROLLING OUTSIDE COUNSEL LEGAL SPEND SURPASSES COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS AS TOP CONCERN FOR IN-HOUSE COUNSEL – PART II., States News Service; October 19, 2009

    Counsel selection, Credit Union Management; January 1, 2000; Eisenberg, Stephen A J

    Counsel Corporation Announces Renewal of Normal Course Issuer Bid for Common Shares, CCNMatthews Newswire; December 21, 2007

    Counsel Corporation Announces New Private Equity Strategy, CCNMatthews Newswire; November 21, 2007

    Counsel Rankings Shuffle: Orrick Remains No. 1, Two Firms Swap Spots., The Bond Buyer; January 18, 2005; Walker, Susanne

    PUBLIC COUNSEL OBJECTS TO AVISTA’S PROPOSED ELECTRIC AND GAS RATE INCREASES, US Fed News Service, Including US State News; October 17, 2007

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in Plea Bargain Negotiations, Brigham Young University Law Review; January 1, 2010; Sampson, Paul J.

    As Special Counsel Law Expires, Power Will Shift to Reno, The Washington Post; June 30, 1999; Roberto Suro

    WMACCA Corporate Counsel Awards Recognize Washington Area In-House Legal Leaders, Manufacturing Close-Up; October 28, 2012

    Corporate Counsel Face Global Business Challenges and Address Top Priorities at ACC’s Annual Meeting, Manufacturing Close-Up; October 28, 2012

    Selecting Legal Counsel, The Presidency; October 1, 2008; Meloy, Ada

    Settlement Counsel: A New Approach to the Resolution of Different Disputes in Commercial Litigation., Mondaq Business Briefing; August 17, 2010

    Corporate Counsel Unveils 2010 ‘Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies’ Rankings.(Company rankings), Entertainment Close-up; August 30, 2010

    Independent Counsel (Update), Encyclopedia of the American Constitution; January 1, 2000

    Corporate Counsel Confront Global Business Challenges and Address Top Priorities at Acc’s Annual Meeting, States News Service; October 17, 2012

    Defense by Salaried Counsel: A Bane or a Blessing?, Defense Counsel Journal; October 1, 1994; Mallen, Ronald E.

    Public Counsel Honors Bill Gates, Sr. With Highest Award., Biotech Week; July 1, 2009

    Regional counsels open for business., Florida Bar News; December 15, 2007; Blankenship, Gary

    Counsel in State Statute Topics

    Introduction to Counsel (State statute topic)

    The purpose of Counsel is to provide a broad appreciation of the Counsel legal topic. Select from the list of U.S. legal topics for information (other than Counsel).

    Defending Against Claim of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

    This section examines the Defending Against Claim of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel subject in its related phase of trial. In some cases, other key elements related to trials, such as personal injury, business, and criminal litigation, are also addressed.

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    Completed/Ended Counselings and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    The number of counselings which were concluded/closed, either by a written settlement agreement, a written withdrawal from the counseling process, the issuance of a notice of right to file a formal complaint, the forwarding of a counseling to an Administrative Judge when requested/ordered by the Administrative Judge, or the filing of a complaint after the regulatory counseling period has expired even though not all counseling duties have been performed during the fiscal year.

    Counsel Definition in the context of the Federal Court System

    Legal advice; a term also used to refer to the lawyers in a case.

    Court Appointed Counsel in Juvenile Law

    In this context, Court Appointed Counsel information is available through this American legal Encyclopedia.

    Counsel: Open and Free Legal Research of US Law

    Federal Primary Materials

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    Federal primary materials about Counsel by content types:

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    Federal Legislative History Materials

    Legislative history traces the legislative process of a particular bill (about Counsel and other subjects) for the main purpose of determining the legislators’ intent behind the enactment of a law to explain or clarify ambiguities in the language or the perceived meaning of that law (about Counsel or other topics), or locating the current status of a bill and monitoring its progress.

    State Administrative Materials and Resources

    State regulations are rules and procedures promulgated by state agencies (which may apply to Counsel and other topics); they are a binding source of law. In addition to promulgating regulations, state administrative boards and agencies often have judicial or quasi-judicial authority and may issue administrative decisions affecting Counsel. Finding these decisions can be challenging. In many cases, researchers about Counsel should check state agency web sites for their regulations, decisions, forms, and other information of interest.

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