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CONSULTATION, practice. A conference between the counsel or attorneys engaged on the same side of a cause, for the purpose of examining their case, arranging their proofs, and removing any difficulties there may be in their way.
     2. This should be had sufficiently early to enable the counsel to obtain an amendment of the pleadings, or further evidence. At these consultations the exact course to be taken by the plaintiff in exhibiting his proofs should be adopted, in consultation, by the plaintiff's counsel. In a consultation on a defendant's case, it is important to ascertain the statement of the defence, and the evidence which may be depended upon to support it; to arrange the exact course of defence, and to determine on the cross-examination of the plaintiff's witnesses; and, above all, whether or not evidence shall be given on the part of the defendant, or withheld, so as to avoid a reply on the part of the plaintiff. The wishes of the client should, in all cases, be consulted. 3 Chit. Pr. 864.

CONSULTATION, Eng. law. The name of a writ whereby a cause, being formerly removed by prohibition out of an inferior court into some of the king's courts in Westminster, is returned thither again for if the judges of the superior court, comparing the proceedings with the suggestion of the party, find the suggestion false or not proved, and that therefore the cause was wrongfully called from the inferior court, then, upon consultation and deliberation, they decree it to be returned, where upon this writ issues. T. de la Ley.

CONSULTATION, French law. The opinion of counsel, on a point of law submitted to them. Dict. de Jur. h.t.

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The main objectives of our study were to describe the different characteristics of phone consultations made by healthcare professionals to academic urologists in terms of timing and location, type of consultation requests and professional background.
Their study, published in The British Medical Journal (BMJ), found that after adopting the approach, face-to-face consultations decreased "considerably".
Commenting on the consultations, MMO Head of Fisheries and Marine Conservation Management, Emma Harding said: The MMO are committed to consultation and engagement in all of our operations whenever this is possible and these consultations are further evidence of this.
Cette consultation est concue afin de permettre aux parties interessees de presenter leurs propositions et perceptions au sujet du projet de decret propose tout en fixant les regles des consultations publiques pour plus de transparence et pour faire participer les citoyens dans la prise de decision.
Its compatibility with ethical decision-making models taught in the business community confirms the integrity of this approach and its utility to EA professionals as a method for offering workplace consultations and as a way of maintaining uniformity in how we conduct such discussions (Markkula Center for Applied Ethics; Ethics & Compliance Initiative).
11), which included emergency physicians who request consultation, it was revealed that the major problems are not making a proper physical examination before the consultation invitation, not having consultation papers, not having enough information on the consultation request forms, and request for unnecessary consultations.
In a statement issued Wednesday, the Committee for National Reconciliation and Healing, said it conducted consultations in 39 payams of Warrap.
Nonetheless, a reasonable understanding of medical malpractice liability for pathology intradepartmental consultations can be developed.
Hamid Khan argued it was binding on president to make consultations with the chief justice of Pakistan.
First Nations are not impressed with the province's newest draft policy on consultation.
We reported back to our councils and told them to expect public consultations in May/June.
But those citizens who have already taken part in consultations and then had their views ignored might be a little wary - and indeed, here we go again.

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