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
... test for establishing a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel ... Under this test, a criminal defendant may not obtain relief unless he can show that counsel's performance fell below an objective standard of reasonableness, and ...
Mervyn Griffith-Jones - Post-war Legal Career
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 ...
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 ...
Counsel - North America
... United States and Canada, many large and midsize law firms have lawyers with the job title of "counsel", "special counsel" or "of counsel" ...
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 ... 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:

    Is all the counsel that we two have shared,
    The sisters’ vows, the hours that we have spent
    When we have chid the hasty-footed time
    For parting us—O, is all forgot?
    All schooldays’ friendship, childhood innocence?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    If the guardian or the mother
    Tell the woes of willful waste,
    Scorn their counsel and their pother,
    You can hang or drown at last.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    But thus I counsel you, my friends: mistrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is strong!
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)