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Lawyer

What is this job like? People and companies hire lawyers to give them advice and to tell them what they can and can't do under the law. Sometimes, they hire lawyers to take the…

The Street Lawyer

Author:John Grisham Publisher:Doubleday America's favorite courtroom writer reportedly hung with D.C. street people to get firsthand insight into homelessness for this novel ab…

Brewer's: Lawyer's Bags

Some red, some blue. In the Common Law, red bags are reserved for Q.C.'s and Sergeants; but a stuff-gownsman may carry one “if presented with it by a silk.” Only red bags ma…

Brewer's: Penang Lawyers

Clubs. Penang sticks come from Penang, or the Prince of Wales Island, in the Malaccas. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894PenatesPen and Feather …

Thomas LAWYER, Congress, NY (1785-1868)

LAWYER, Thomas, a Representative from New York; born in Schoharie, N.Y., October 14, 1785; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Schoharie County; member of the …

Zenas

(Encyclopedia) Zenas zē´năs [key], in the New Testament, lawyer and follower of Paul.

Bouvier, John

(Encyclopedia) Bouvier, John bo͝ovēr´ [key], 1787–1851, American writer on law, b. France. He emigrated to Philadelphia in 1802 with his parents and later was a lawyer and journalist in Pennsylvania. Hi...

Gardner, Erle Stanley

(Encyclopedia) Gardner, Erle Stanley, 1889–1970, American detective-story writer, b. Malden, Mass. He served as a trial lawyer for many years. About 1921 he began writing detective stories for magazines; af...