digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Not to be confused with Council.

A counsel or a counselor gives advice, particularly in legal matters. It is a title often used interchangeably with the title of lawyer.

U.K. and Ireland[edit]

The legal system in England uses the term counsel as an approximate synonym for a barrister-at-law, and may apply it to mean either a single person who pleads a cause, or collectively, the body of barristers engaged in a case. It is now confirmed by the courts the term also applies to a solicitor advocate. Some judges and lawyers apply the term interchangeably between both barristers and solicitor advocates.

The difference between "Barrister" and "Counsel" is subtle. "Barrister" is a professional title awarded by one of the four Inns of Court, and is used in a barrister's private, academic or professional capacity. "Counsel" is used to refer to a barrister who is instructed on a particular case. It is customary to use the third person when addressing a barrister instructed on a case: "Counsel is asked to advise" rather than "You are asked to advise".

The legal term counselor, or more fully, counselor-at-law, became practically obsolete in England, but continued in use locally in Ireland[citation needed] as an equivalent to barrister, where a Senior Counsel (S.C.) is equivalent to the English Queen's Counsel (Q.C.)

North America[edit]

In the United States of America, the term counselor-at-law designates, specifically, an attorney admitted to practice in all courts of law; but as the United States legal system makes no formal division of the legal profession into two classes, as in the United Kingdom, most US citizens use the term loosely in the same sense as lawyer, meaning one who is versed in (or practicing) law.

In the United States and Canada, many large and midsize law firms have lawyers with the job title of "counsel", "special counsel" or "of counsel". These lawyers are employees of the firm like associates, although some firms have an independent contractor relationship with them. But unlike associates, and more like partners, they generally have their own clients, manage their own files, and supervise associates. (For more information, see the Law firm article.)

See also[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counsel — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
499442 videos foundNext > 

Learn How to Counsel Yourself and Others

Dr. Sunny Massad talks about the Learn How to Counsel Yourself and Others course.

Rep. Gowdy Questions Counsel About Lost IRS Emails

Rep. Gowdy questions White House Counsel Jennifer O'Connor about lost IRS emails.

Black Dynamite Pimp Counsel

Black Dynamite Pimp Counsel They got a cartoon coming out on Cartoon Network Adult Swim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k0XUAfIlxA&feature=player_embedded.

PETRA - Counsel Of The Holy (HQ Music Video)

Petra, "Counsel Of The Holy", On Fire, Star Song Records.

Loudr's In-House Legal Counsel | Inside Jobs

Lawyers are infamous for having jobs that are hard to understand. There's a reason why "legalese" is a term, after all. But Annie Lin, the senior counsel at ...

Petra - Counsel of the Holy

Check my blog to find more Petra songs and learn about the next step of this huge proyect. http://unknownpetrafan.blogspot.com/ Visita mi blog para encontrar...

Gilman, MD vs Good Counsel, MD

Patriot Classic, Sept 10, 2011 between 13th ranked Gilman and 15th ranked Good Counsel nationally. Max Preps coverage of the two teams, both coming off of bi...

Person Of Interest Shaw meets Special Counsel (Season 2 Episode 16)

THE BEST SCENE FROM THE FIRST EPISODE WHEN WE MEET SHAW. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" ...

#1 Stefon Diggs - 2011 Highlights - Good Counsel High School

5 Star Football Specialist Class of 2K12 Go Terps!

Blues Counsel: The Muscle Shoals Sessions

Blues Counsel is a band of veteran musicians with a rich musical heritage who have played on countless songs of their own and for top artists. Blues Counsel ...

499442 videos foundNext > 

3377322 news items

CBS News

CBS News
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:07:30 -0700

In May, the House went so far as to pass a resolution calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint special counsel to investigate the misconduct. On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee will press the matter further, hearing from legal ...
 
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:56:15 -0700

Stephanie Resnick's article, "Redefining the Role of the Outside Counsel Litigator," was published on InsideCounsel.com. General counsel should look for four important qualities in their outside counsel: The first is being an outstanding and ethical ...

Politico

Politico
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:54:48 -0700

Indeed, the House bill takes the very opposite approach toward ensuring the children legal representation. The bill reads that “the alien shall be given the privilege of being represented, at no expense to the Government, by counsel of the alien's ...

Corporate Counsel (registration)

The Star-Ledger
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:13:10 -0700

Diamond previously served as vice president, general counsel and secretary for Thales USA, which is part of multinational company involved with providing electrical systems for aerospace and transportation markets. Before joining Thales, Diamond worked ...
 
The Sun
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:30:00 -0700

BILLERICA -- Billerica will have to wait another two weeks before selectmen decide which law firm will represent the town. After a meeting Monday night dedicated to interviewing two top candidates for town legal counsel, the board wants more time to ...
 
Business First of Buffalo (blog)
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:00:00 -0700

Among the plethora of private colleges in Western New York, Niagara University has in-house counsel while State University of New York schools such as the University at Buffalo, SUNY Buffalo State, Fredonia, Brockport and Geneseo work with general ...
 
Corporate Counsel (registration)
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:27:17 -0700

A top in-house attorney at New York-based Citigroup Inc. has made a reverse commute back to the law firm. Elizabeth Sacksteder, most recently the deputy general counsel and global head of litigation and regulatory investigations at the financial ...
 
JD Supra (press release)
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:15 -0700

Gavel Trial and appellate counsel may differ for a variety of reasons, not all of which reflect poorly on one or the other. On occasion, however, trial counsel may have acted so unprofessionally or ignorantly as to be the target of strong remarks by ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Counsel

You can talk about Counsel with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!