Chamber practice

(Law.) the practice of counselors at law, who give their opinions in private, but do not appear in court.

See also: Chamber

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He had been bred to the Bar, and had laid himself out for chamber practice; to draw deeds;
She stated that she expected the WCC 2021, with the support of Dubai Chamber, to be a success in creating new priorities for international economic development and best business policies, adding that the event will provide an excellent opportunity for sharing knowledge and best chamber practices which can improve services provided to business communities around the world.
"The Audit Chamber practices parallel and collaborative checks with colleagues from other countries for several years.
Still others argue that neither an intentional incorporation of English common law nor an opposition to Star Chamber practices influenced the nation's Founders when incorporating the right to a public trial into the Sixth Amendment.
(38) But discussions surrounding the Bill of Rights tend to imply that the incorporation of the public-trial right was instead a fearful reaction to the dangers of Star Chamber practices. (39) Moreover, the first mention of a public-trial right appears to adopt the view that the right was one of the public rather than the accused.
(59) In rejecting the public's argument seeking a right to attend criminal proceedings, the Court reaffirmed its second premise--that the Sixth Amendment developed from English common law and not as a result of secretive Star Chamber practices. (60) The Court implicitly rejected the dissent's viewpoint that the right to a public trial "embodies our belief that secret judicial proceedings would be a menace to liberty." (61) The dissent considered In re Oliver (62) and the importance of the public-trial right, recognizing the influence that the Star Chamber's secretive trials had on the Sixth Amendment's history.
Instead, the Founders reacted to Star Chamber practices, finding it necessary to provide criminal defendants with specific, enumerated safeguards.
But see Radin, supra note 20, at 388 (rejecting claims that public-trial guarantees evolved from secretive Star Chamber practices).
Elbridge Gerry "'urged the necessity of juries to guard against corrupt judges'" and equated the use of nonjury trials to Star Chamber practices. Id.
(43.) FEW, supra note 39, at 73 (suggesting English origin, but noting important impact Star Chamber practices had).
1917) (attributing Sixth Amendment's development to hostility against Star Chamber practices).
1917) (accepting secretive Star Chamber practices as force behind Sixth Amendment's incorporation).