What is counsel?


A counsel or a counselor gives advice, more particularly in legal matters.

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Some articles on counsel:

Strickland V. Washington
... established a two-part test for establishing a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel ... defendant may not obtain relief unless he can show that counsel's performance fell below an objective standard of reasonableness, and that counsel's performance ...
Andy Vollmer
... Prior to April 2009, he had been Deputy General Counsel for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and acting General Counsel ... He succeeded Meyer Eisenberg as Deputy General Counsel, who retired from the Commission in early January 2006 and former General Counsel Brian Cartwright who left the ...
Counsel - North America
... and midsize law firms have lawyers with the job title of "counsel", "special counsel" or "of counsel" ...
Mervyn Griffith-Jones - Post-war Legal Career
... He returned to the bar when he left the Army in October 1946 and became a specialist prosecuting counsel ... He was counsel for the Crown at the north London quarter sessions from 1946 to 1950, and then at the Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey from 1950 to 1964 ... He became senior Treasury counsel in 1959, and became a founder member of the Criminal Law Revision Committee that year ...
Lord Day & Lord - Famous Alumni
... Loeb, the former General Counsel to The New York Times for twenty years ... James Goodale, the former General Counsel and Vice Chairman of The New York Times ... David Schwartz-Leeper, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Nielsen Media Research ...

More definitions of "counsel":

  • (verb): Give advice to.
    Synonyms: advise

Famous quotes containing the word counsel:

    Please do not take counsel of women who are so prejudiced that, as I once heard said, they would not allow a male grasshopper to chirp on their lawn; but out of your own great heart, refuse to set an example to such folly.
    Frances E. Willard (1839–1898)

    Where two take counsel there is no lack of plans.
    Silius Italicus (26–101)

    It is far easier for the proverbial camel to pass through the needle’s eye, hump and all, than for an erstwhile colonial administration to give sound and honest counsel of a political nature to its liberated territory.
    Kwame Nkrumah (1900–1972)