Faculty of Advocates


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Faculty of Advocates

an ancient society and independent body, comprising the College of Advocates in Scotland (see ADVOCATES). It is is responsible for the conduct of its members and is led by a Dean. It is broadly equivalent to the English Inns of Court. See also BARRISTER.
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(11) The Faculty of Advocates, whilst interested in music in general, did not pursue legal deposit of music as vigorously as they had with books.
But the Faculty of Advocates Discipline Tribunal unanimously found him not guilty.
On Monday, he apologised unreservedly to two members of the public who complained to the Faculty of Advocates about his conduct.
in alternate anxiety disgrace & misery." (5) After the publication of the "Chaldee Manuscript"--James Hogg's, John Wilson's and John Gibson Lockhart's apocalyptic parody--one John Graham Dalyell, member of the Faculty of Advocates, had initiated legal proceedings against Blackwood, and Lockhart feared that Maga might be banned from the Faculty of Advocates Library, a shameful loss of literary caste in Edinburgh.
The Faculty of Advocates, the professional body for advocates in Scotland, was asked to investigate after it was alleged Mr Jock Thomson, a prominent member of the Scottish bar, made the comments to a black court official at the dance last year.
Sir Alexander Cumming was a member of the Faculty of Advocates, and in 1705 he obtained the post of Conservator of the Scottish Staple in the Low Countries.
Back in Scotland, Boswell was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates and for 17 years practiced law at Edinburgh.
His early academic training was in mathematics; he switched to law and was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates [the Scottish Bar] in 1955.
Closer to home, the Faculty of Advocates, along with the Association of European Lawyers, the Scottish Society for Computers and Law, Edinburgh University's SCRIPT Centre and the British Computer Society, is hosting a conference in the Faculty's Mackenzie Building on 31 May, AI beyond the Hype, looking at legal and ethical implications of AI.
Gordon Jackson QC, dean of the Faculty of Advocates, said: "Court cases can be hugely emotionally challenging for all involved - and that includes the judge and lawyers.

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