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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 their side in court…

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 about a yuppie law…

Thomas LAWYER

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 State house of r…

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 may be…

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 A B C D E F…

Horace Mann

Horace Mann was a Massachusetts lawyer and social reformer whose advocacy of tax-supported "common schools" laid the groundwork for the American public school system. A Whig, Mann was a lawyer who se…

Paralegal

What is this job like? Paralegals, or legal assistants, help lawyers in their work. They perform some of the same tasks as lawyers. Paralegals investigate cases to make sure that lawyers know …

Who was Miranda?

The Question: Who was Miranda, and where did her rights come from? The Answer: Miranda's full name was Ernesto Miranda. He was arrested in 1963 …