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:

Practice Of Law - United States - Attorney Participation
... from engaging in the unauthorized practice of law ... employ a disbarred or suspended attorney in a legal practice where former clients of the disbarred or suspended attorney will be represented ...
Antonio Fernandez Saenz - Practice of Law
... 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 neighborhoods of São Paulo and surrounding cities ... were also reported by the US State Department in its "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2005" on Brazil ...
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. ...

Famous quotes containing the words law and/or practice:

    When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850)

    In my practice I’ve seen how people have allowed their humanity to drain away. Only it happens slowly instead of all at once. I didn’t seem to mind.... All of us, a little bit. We harden our hearts. Grow callous. Only when we have to fight to stay human do we realize how precious it is to us, how dear.
    Daniel Mainwaring (1902–1977)