What is counsel?


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

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Some articles on counsel:

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
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 ...
Strickland V. Washington
... test for establishing a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel ... 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 that counsel's performance gives ...
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 Commission for the private sector in ...

More definitions of "counsel":

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

Famous quotes containing the word counsel:

    Because just as arms have no force outside if there is no counsel within a house, study is vain and counsel useless that is not put to virtuous effect when the time calls.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)

    For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
    But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
    We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
    Bible: Hebrew Psalm LV (l. LV, 12–14)

    How the devil am I to prove to my counsel that I don’t know my murderous impulses through C.G. Jung, jealousy through Marcel Proust, Spain through Hemingway ... It’s true, you need never have read these authorities, you can absorb them through your friends, who also live all their experiences second-hand. What an age!
    Max Frisch (1911–1991)