officer of the court


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officer of the court

n. any person who has an obligation to promote justice and effective operation of the judicial system, including judges, the attorneys who appear in court, bailiffs, clerks, and other personnel. As officers of the court lawyers have an absolute ethical duty to tell judges the truth, including avoiding dishonesty or evasion about reasons the attorney or his/her client is not appearing, the location of documents and other matters related to conduct of the courts. (See: judge, attorney, bailiff, clerk)

officer of the court

noun advocate, appointed official of the court system, attorney, attorney-at-law, barrister, counsel, counselor, counselor-at-law, designated official of the court system, judicial designate, judicial officer, judicial official, legal advisor, legal advocate, legal consultant, legal practitioner, member of the legal profession, official of the court
See also: administrator, attorney, esquire
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He stated that in his view, this court is not empowered by the Constitution, by any law or the rules of this court to initiate criminal proceedings against any person causing hurt to any officer of the Court both intentionally or unintentionally.
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We would not tolerate insurers striking these secret, one-sided deals with judges, and we should not tolerate it with any officer of the court, especially those that are responsible for creating the official record of what happens in a court proceeding," said Pamela Pressley, staff attorney at the foundation.
It stated that a receiver is an officer of the court and not an agent for the party who procured the receiver's appointment.
As a former Judge and officer of the Court, I cannot let it pass now that I have discovered what has been hidden from other, innocent retirees over the past decade.
Judge Lehner stated that a Receiver is an officer of the court.
As a lawyer, (Case) is an officer of the court,'' he said.
Counsel for a party who believes a judge's impartiality is reasonably subject to question has not only a professional duty to his client to raise the matter, but an independent responsibility as an officer of the court.

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