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    Practice of law

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    • Legal professions

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    • Legal practice

    • Legal practice is sometimes used to distinguish the body of judicial or administrative precedents, rules, policies, customs, and doctrines from legislative enactments such as statutes and constitutions which might be called "laws" in the strict sense of being commands to the general public, rather than only to a set of ... Read »


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    • 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 ... Read »


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    • Admission to practice law

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      An admission to practice law is acquired when a lawyer receives a license to practice law. In jurisdictions with two types of lawyer, as with barristers and solicitors, barristers must gain admission to the bar whereas for solicitors there are distinct practising certificates. Becoming a lawyer is a widely varied proc ... Read »


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    • Admission to the bar in the United States

    • Admission to the bar in the United States is the granting of permission by a particular court system to a lawyer to practice law in that system. Each U.S. state and similar jurisdiction (e.g., territories under federal control) has its own court system and sets its own rules for bar admission (or privilege to practice ... Read »


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    • Alternative fee arrangements

    • Alternative fee arrangements (AFAs), in the practice of law, occur when payments to a law firm are based on a method other than billable hours. The classic example of an AFA is the contingent fee, sometimes called contingency or conditional fee, in which a law firm collects its fee as a percentage of the money won at ... Read »


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    • Associate attorney

    • An associate attorney is a lawyer and an employee of a law firm who does not hold an ownership interest as a partner. An associate may be a junior or senior attorney, but normally does not hold an ownership interest in the firm even if associated with the firm for many years. First-year associates are entry-level ... Read »


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    • Bar Professional Training Course

    • The Bar Professional Training Course or BPTC (previously known as Bar Vocational Course, or BVC) is a postgraduate course which allows law graduates to be named and practise as barristers in England and Wales. The thirteen institutes that run the BPTC along with the four prestigious Inns of Court are often collectively ... Read »


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    • Book of business (law)

    • Book of business is common parlance in the United States legal services sector and refers to the collection of clients that a lawyer (usually a partner) has assembled throughout his or her career. It is often used to refer to the valuation of such client following. Since most U.S. law firms are organized as limited li ... Read »


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    • Certificate in Legal Practice (Malaysia)

    • The Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) is a 9-month long post-graduate course and examination taken by foreign law graduates and graduates of Bachelor of Jurisprudence (Hons)/B.Juris (Hons) from University of Malaya and Bachelor of Legal Studies (Hons)/BLS (Hons) from Universiti Teknologi MARA, to become a qualified l ... Read »


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    • Contingent fee

    • A contingent fee (in the United States) or conditional fee (in England and Wales) is any fee for services provided where the fee is payable only if there is a favourable result. Although such a fee may be used in many fields, it is particularly well associated with legal practice. In the law, it is defined as a "fee ch ... Read »


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    • Diploma in Legal Practice

    • The Diploma in Legal Practice (until 2012/13) or Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (from 2012/13) is a Scottish postgraduate qualification required in order to practise law in Scotland, as either a solicitor or an advocate. It is undertaken after completing undergraduate study and before commencing a traineeship. ... Read »


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    • Disbarment

    • Disbarment is the removal of a lawyer from a bar association or the practice of law, thus revoking his or her law license or admission to practice law. Disbarment is usually a punishment for unethical or criminal conduct. Procedures vary depending on the law society. Generally disbarment is imposed as a sanction f ... Read »


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    • Foreign legal opinion

    • A foreign legal opinion (or foreign law opinion) is an opinion of a law firm issued in cross-border commercial transactions certifying the effectiveness of the transaction under the applicable foreign law. Foreign legal opinions have become highly standardised over time, and most foreign legal opinions follow a fairly ... Read »


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    • Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts

    • Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) is a method of raising money for charitable purposes, primarily the provision of civil legal services to indigent persons, through the use of interest earned on certain lawyer trust accounts. The establishment of IOLTA in the United States followed changes to federal banking la ... Read »


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    • Judicial interference

    • Judicial interference is the actions of courts or judicial officers in matters that are interpreted by some as beyond their constitutionally established role. ... Read »


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    • Law firm

    • A law firm is a business entity formed by one or more lawyers to engage in the practice of law. The primary service rendered by a law firm is to advise clients (individuals or corporations) about their legal rights and responsibilities, and to represent clients in civil or criminal cases, business transactions, and oth ... Read »


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    • Law practice management

    • Law practice management (LPM) is the management of a law practice. In the United States, law firms may be composed of a single attorney, of several attorneys, or of many attorneys, plus support staff such as paralegals/legal assistants, secretaries (including legal secretaries), and other personnel. Debate over law as ... Read »


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    • Legal advice

    • Legal advice is the giving of a professional or formal opinion regarding the substance or procedure of the law in relation to a particular factual situation. Legal advice is ordinarily provided in exchange for financial or other tangible compensation. Advice given without remuneration is normally referred to as being ... Read »


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    • Legal case management

    • The terms legal case management (LCM) or matter management refer to a subset of law practice management and cover a range of approaches and technologies used by law firms and courts to leverage knowledge and methodologies for managing the life cycle of a case or matter more effectively. Generally, the terms refer to th ... Read »


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    • Legal executive

    • Legal executives are a form of trained persons in the legal professional in certain jurisdictions. They often specialise in a particular area of law. The training that a Legal Executive undertakes usually includes both vocational training (a minimum of 3 years for those in England and Wales) and academic qualifications ... Read »


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    • Legal ghostwriting

    • Legal ghostwriting is a form of unbundled legal services in the United States in which an attorney drafts a document on behalf of a client without formally appearing before the court. Instead, the client represents his or herself pro se. The growth of pro se litigants can be attributed to the high cost of litigati ... Read »


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    • Legal Practice Course

    • The Legal Practice Course (LPC) – also known as the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice – is the final vocational stage for becoming a solicitor in England and Wales. The course is designed to provide a bridge between academic study and training in a law firm. It is a one-year, full-time (or two-year ... Read »


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    • Legal technology

    • Legal technology, also known as Legal Tech, refers to the use of technology and software to provide legal services. Legal Tech companies are generally startups founded with the purpose of disrupting the traditionally conservative legal market. According to TechCrunch, as of December 2014, "legal technology is booming, ... Read »


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    • Microjustice

    • Microjustice is the general term for the provision of basic legal services on an individual level, primarily to poor people and excluded groups. The provided legal assistance include that people, who ask for help, are assisted by obtaining the right legal documentation, such as birth certificates, house- and land regi ... Read »


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    • Post conviction

    • In law, post-conviction refers to the legal process which takes place after a trial results in conviction of the defendant. After conviction, a court will proceed with sentencing the guilty party. In the criminal justice system, once a defendant has received a guilty verdict, he or she can then challenge a conviction o ... Read »


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    • Retainer agreement

    • A retainer agreement is a work for hire contract. It falls between a one-time contract and full-time employment. Its distinguishing feature is that the employer pays in advance for work to be specified later. Additional contracts regarding the performance of this work may also apply. It is common for a person seeking ... Read »


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    • Shpoonkle

    • Shpoonkle.com (no longer operational) was an interactive reverse auction web site that provides a marketplace where lawyers and potential clients can connect. Shpoonkle aimed to help its users find more affordable legal assistance. It also aimed to provide a venue where lawyers can find casework. Shpoonkle has shut dow ... Read »


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    • Trust money

    • In Australia, Trust money is held by a law firm on a client's behalf in a trust account with a bank. Trust money is held in connection with the provision of legal services and is highly regulated. A lawyer or law firm should not appropriate a client's trust money until certain regulations are met, which are different f ... Read »


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    • Unbundled legal services

    • Unbundled legal services, also known as limited scope representation and discrete task representation, is a method of legal representation in the United States in which an attorney and client agree to limit the scope of the attorney’s involvement in a lawsuit or other legal action, leaving responsibility for those ... Read »


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