What is Lawyer: Definition and 24 Discussions

A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney at law, barrister, barrister-at-law, bar-at-law, canonist, canon lawyer, civil law notary, counsel, counselor, solicitor, legal executive, or public servant preparing, interpreting and applying the law, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary. 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 hire lawyers to perform legal services. The role of the lawyer varies greatly across different legal jurisdictions.

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  1. hagopbul

    Questions about patent filings

    Hello : i created a thread here a few weeks ago about or better say related to patenting , i start after that to look up the process on the internet and meet some one online who had a very bad experience with US patenting system , he claims after he filed the patent , some companies like apple...
  2. A

    Lawyer request change by defendant or plaintiff in court.

    According to the law, can a defendant or Plaintiff change his/her lawyer after certain court proceedings in both civil/criminal cases. Example. A Court is adjourned and given a certain date for next proceeding. Now the Plaintiff or Defendant would like to change his/her lawyer giving...
  3. newjerseyrunner

    Disbar Corrupt Attorney: How to Get Suspended or Disbarred

    How would one go about getting a corrupt attorney suspended or disbarred? My wife was just told by a prosecutor that she must hire a lawyer for her traffic ticket, and they wouldn't even hear the case without one. It's a simple traffic ticket, so I know that this is not true, I'm not even sure...
  4. neosoul

    Physics Geophysicist as Patent Lawyer

    How does being a geophysicist or geophysical engineer in particular tie into becoming a patent law? How could geophysics be useful when doing patents?
  5. davenn

    Who Will Win the Lawyer vs. Blonde Game?

    A lawyer and a blonde are sitting next to each other on a long flight from LA to NY. The lawyer leans over to her and asks if she would like to play a fun game. The blonde just wants to take a nap, so she politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks. The lawyer persists...
  6. Evo

    News Lawyer: $100M school shooting lawsuit for 6 year old

    A $100 million dollar lawsuit for a "traumatized" 6 year old that heard foul language and noises over a loudspeaker. This is just outrageous. It's turning a tragedy into an attempt for financial gain, outrageous financial gain. According to the attorney...
  7. H

    One less lawyer in the world, one more scientist

    Hello all, I am looking for anyone who has had experience entering the sciences/ physics + mathematics fields after having finished a bachelors of arts degree. Currently I am on the road to law school, but for various personal reasons (re: Sagan-esque philosophical realizations) I've decided...
  8. Evo

    News Assange's lawyer outraged about leaked rape information

    I find this whole thing rather ridiculous, his attorney's attitude seems hard to believe. http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thecutline/20101220/tc_yblog_thecutline/assanges-lawyer-wants-investigation-of-leaks-about-assange [Broken] Although his behavior is more in line with those of a crude...
  9. P

    Patent Lawyer Requirements & Science Backgrounds

    What exactly do patent lawyers do. I heard you need a strong science background so I was wondering. I know they give patents but why the science background. What are some good majors before law school are good for this and how much education in science is good before becoming a patent lawyer...
  10. L

    Lawyer seeks help for a mathematical problem

    May I request assistance for a mathematical problem. The problem arises this way. I’m a litigation lawyer in private practice. In one of my cases the opposing lawyer claims that he “overlooked” a letter that I sent him. However he didn’t overlook any of the other 48 letters that I sent him...
  11. B

    World Famous Physicist Lawyer

    Homework Statement You are a world-famous physicist-lawyer defending a client who has been charged with murder. It is alleged that your client, Mr. Smith, shot the victim, Mr. Wesson. The detective who investigated the scene of the crime found a second bullet, from a shot that missed Mr...
  12. N

    Testing Anyone a patent lawyer/examiner/agent

    I'm thinking about applying for a job as a patent examiner and possibly becoming an agent. It seems like an interesting line of work. Does anyone have any opinions or know someone how has worked in this field. I don't think I'll go the lawyer route, at least not right away, 8 years of grad...
  13. L

    Legal Obligation of Northwestern University for Mail Delivery

    So this has to do with our college mail system. The state of the situation is that it sucks. Mail has been delivered exactly once to my dorm in the last week and a half. We've been complaining to managers and area supervisors for months but despite constant promises the mail service continues to...
  14. Evo

    Letterman Lawyers Fight Restraining Order

    The nuts just keep getting nuttier. "Attorneys for television talk show host David Letterman want a judge to quash a restraining order granted to a Santa Fe woman who contends the celebrity used code words to show that he wanted to marry her and train her as his co-host." "Nestler's...
  15. O

    Need to break my lease, any lawyers?

    i am moving back to PA from NC. I just moved into a new apartment been here for maybe 3 or 4 weeks. i signed a 12 month lease for 5 grand, or 417 per month. I am moving, there is no debate here, and it absolutely must happen...but paying 5g's for an empty room for a year is unacceptable. I...
  16. Evo

    Funny Questions Asked by Lawyers in Court Trials

    Recently reported in the Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers Journal, the following 22 questions were actually asked of witnesses by attorneys during trials. In certain cases, the responses given by insightful witnesses also appear: 1. "Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person...
  17. M

    Are Lawyers Really the Scum of Society?

    I have chosen to go the route of the law via philosophy major. Any strong convictions about lawyers and the state of modern society because of their impact.? To many, Lawyers are the scum of the earth. They lie they cheat and they steal their way to nice italian shoes. But to me, Lawyers...
  18. M

    News I'd like to tell you about the nation's richest practicing lawyer

    He lives in my town (a town of about 150,000) about an hour from Houston, TX. I knew the guy had a lot of money from Asbestos cases in the 80's, but recently came across where his latest money came from: I'll walk you through the history: Here is the case. Tabacco lawsuit. The man's...
  19. M

    Lawyer to Sue Jews for Biblical 'Plunder'

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=573&ncid=757&e=2&u=/nm/20030911/od_nm/egypt_jews_dc [Broken] Ok, I'm kinda thinking that we need a World wide government, so as to impose a law that states "No group of people can be held acountable for the actions of there ancestors, especially...
  20. MathematicalPhysicist

    Arguments of lawyer against relativity

    http://www.eeng.dcu.ie/~tkpw/tcr/volume-01/number-03/node3.html he claims relativity isn't empirical (i think it's ridiculous), what do you think of his arguments (im no expert in relativity)?
  21. C

    Why lawyers are seen as weasels

    Okay I have figured out why the public perceives lawyers as idiot lying weasels. Take this example a coworker shared with me. He was talking to his lawyer after having gotten a DUI ticket. They were planning to contest it in court I think and were just meeting to work out legall strategy or...
  22. S

    Do I Need a Property Tax Lawyer?

    I have Recently Buyed a new Farm House and Taxes on that is too high according to the actual price of that property, so to get reduction on my property tax. Do I need a Property tax lawyer? Please Help…..
  23. Ivan Seeking

    News JB: The Trial Lawyer Who Aims to Abolish Personal Responsibility

    http://www.banzhafwatch.com/ [Broken]