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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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From late March to early April, the working teams of the two countries held another three rounds of high-level consultations and made substantial progress.
'Why should we go into consultations with the Filipino people with the GRP arranging, controlling them and inviting the NDFP to them?' Sison said in response to a statement made by government negotiator Hernani Braganza that the NDFP is considering their invitation to join the public consultations.
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".
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.
The medical literature is silent on the issue; the legal literature addresses it, but only in the overall context of physician consultations. Nonetheless, a reasonable understanding of medical malpractice liability for pathology intradepartmental consultations can be developed.
Khawaja Haris counsel for federal government accepted in the court that no written record existed on the consultations made between Prime Minister (PM) and opposition leader in connection with appointment of chairman NAB.
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman explained why the next round of bilateral political consultations between Kyrgyzstan and the United States is delayed.

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