What is practice of law?

  • (noun): The learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system.
    Synonyms: law

Practice Of Law

In its most general sense, the practice of law involves giving legal advice to clients, drafting legal documents for clients, and representing clients in legal negotiations and court proceedings such as lawsuits, and is applied to the professional services of a lawyer or attorney at law, barrister, solicitor, or civil law notary. However, there is a substantial amount of overlap between the practice of law and various other professions where clients are represented by agents. These professions include real estate, banking, accounting, and insurance. Moreover, a growing number of legal document assistants (LDAs) are offering services which have traditionally been offered only by lawyers and their employee paralegals. Many documents may now be created by computer-assisted drafting libraries, where the clients are asked a series of questions posed by the software in order to construct the legal documents.

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Some articles on practice of law:

Antonio Fernandez Saenz - Practice of Law
... from a trip to United States in 1972, he entered the Law School, graduating in 1975, and starting to practice law in the favelas (shantytowns) and impoverished ... in its "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2005" on Brazil ...
Practice Of Law - United States - Attorney Participation
... an attorney from assisting a non-attorney from engaging in the unauthorized practice of law ... a disbarred or suspended attorney in a legal practice where former clients of the disbarred or suspended attorney will be represented ...
Judicial System Of Bhutan - Judicial System - Court System - Practice of Law
... Notably, instances of repeated violations of the Jabmi Act by one jabmi resulted in a one-year prison sentence as well as multiple fines and monetary judgments against him. ...

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    Those who make a practice of comparing human actions are never so perplexed as when they try to see them as a whole and in the same light; for they commonly contradict each other so strangely that it seems impossible that they have come from the same shop.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    The very existence of government at all, infers inequality. The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the superior to those who are not, so long as he is the repository of power, and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as a controlling law of society.
    James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851)

    By practice and conviction formed,
    With ancient stubbornness ingrained,
    Although her body clung and swarmed,
    My own identity remained.
    Yvor Winters (1900–1968)