Common lawyer

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one versed in common law.
- Wharton.

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According to information collected by secret agencies, Shahid Hussain Jatio is the son of common lawyer who lived in a small house in North Nazimabad.
That is why I am resigning and appearing in court as a common lawyer," The Express Tribune quoted Sikander, as saying.
BUT A FUNNY THING HAPPENED TO THE American common lawyer, and that funny thing was the American law school (which came into its own a century after Tocqueville wrote).
The unashamed Common Lawyer, of whom I am certainly one, who takes the Churchillian advice and looks back, can see in fact a very long way.
Unlike the civilian, who is more academically inclined and weighed down by doctrinal theorization, the common lawyer has traditionally cared about what actually matters; he emphasizes outcome, actual results rather than idle theory.
Unlike Elton's Thomas Cromwell, Palmer's common lawyer John Fyneaux CJKB is not a heroic individual architect, but his judicial reviews were important for how the common law intervened to regulate ecclesiastical temporalities.
Agree to use a common lawyer if named as joint defendants in a malpractice case and if not adverse to one another.
When the common lawyer hears the kinds of expressions common in the defense of these treaties and opinions, when, for instance, the common lawyer is admonished to protect "human dignity," Jeremy Bentham's jibe springs irrepressibly to mind--that natural law is "nonsense on stilts.
I want also to add that part of my conviction is based on my training as an Anglo-American common lawyer.
Although trained as a common lawyer, Selden gave little evidence of the insular and ahistorical mental outlook shared by most of his professional colleagues.
Charles Donahue, Jr applies Brand's definition of what constitutes a 'profession' to the fourteenth century and concludes that the plural term 'professions' is more apposite to describe each of the variegated groups that constituted the common lawyers and canon lawyers who plied their business in that time.
Our principal guest speaker, the former Chief Justice of the French Cour de Cassation (Supreme Court equivalent) pointed out that (a) common law is in a minority worldwide (60% civil law and 40% common law); (b) it is the common lawyers who see there as being competition between the systems (he referred particularly to the English Commercial Court as consciously taking measures to improve the attractiveness of England as a forum and of English law to foreigners); and (c) that, in effect, there were "horses for courses" and that what was best in any given case really depended on the quality of the lawyers.