Of Counsel

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Of Counsel

A term commonly applied in the Practice of Law to an attorney who has been employed to aid in the preparation and management of a particular case but who is not the principal attorney in the action.

Of counsel is also sometimes used in reference to an attorney who is associated with a law firm, but is neither a partner nor an associate.

of counsel

adj. reference to an attorney who is not actively involved in the day-to-day work of a law firm, but may be available in particular matters or for consultation. This designation often identifies a semi-retired partner, an attorney who occasionally uses the office for a few clients, or one who only consults on a particular case or on his/her specialty. Putting the name of the attorney "of counsel" on a law firm's stationery gives the office the prestige of the lawyer's name and reputation, without requiring his/her full-time presence.

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I have others here who will do me honour, and above all Jove, the lord of counsel.
Honour him then yourself, Olympian lord of counsel, and grant victory to the Trojans, till the Achaeans give my son his due and load him with riches in requital.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
Jackson, [27] the Supreme Court held that an accused who requests or accepts the appointment of counsel at the initial appearance in court has indicated a desire to deal with the government only through counsel and, thus, has invoked the Sixth Amendment right to counsel.
We accept Gary's decision to leave with great reluctance and thank him for his significant contribution over the past three years" said Allan Silber, Chairman of Counsel and C2.
These protections are not crime specific(19) because the invocation implies that suspects are not willing to deal with law enforcement on any criminal matter without the benefit of counsel for as long as they remain in custody.
The underlying application made by Amaranth LLC seeks an order requiring Counsel to purchase 16,019,155 common shares of Counsel owned by Amaranth at fair value.
The practical result of Miranda and its progeny is that a custodial suspect's invocation of the right to counsel effectively precludes any further government-initiated attempts at interrogation outside the presence of counsel.
However, 10% of counsel reported that their legal spending accounts for 5% or more of their company's overall gross revenues, which for a $1 billion business, would translate into $50 million.
TORONTO -- Counsel Corporation (TSX:CXS) has received notice of an application made by Amaranth LLC seeking an Ontario Court order requiring Counsel to purchase 16,019,155 common shares of Counsel owned by Amaranth at fair value.
We expect to continue to create and realize value as we pursue real estate opportunities in Canada," said Allan Silber, Chairman and CEO of Counsel Corporation.
Allan Silber, Chairman and CEO of Counsel Corporation, said, "We are very pleased about the Divisional Court's decision confirming that Amaranth had no standing to bring this lawsuit.