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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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The representatives of trade bodies appreciated the initiative of DG BTB for holding the consultative meeting.
Mr Goya, who is also Palapye MP, said through the consultative meetings, information about the bill was disseminated to SMMEs while local businesses were given an opportunity to contribute to it.
The consultative workshop was jointly organized by Ministry of Climate Change, United Nations Development Programme under their Global Environment Benefits (GEB) project, says a press release issued here on Saturday.
At the outset of the meeting, the Omani Consultative Council President conveyed the greetings of Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman, wishing the Amir health and happiness and further progress and prosperity to the Qatari people.
The Cabinet Secretariat said in a statement that "the Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Youth and Sports to hold a consultative meeting with the concerned authorities to adopt the necessary measures in order to avoid any possible incidents in forums and sporting events."
H E Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, delivered a speech during the opening of the meeting, in which he praised the efforts exerted by the Consultative Authority within the framework of the overall work of the Gulf Cooperation Council, in addition to its views and ideas on many issues.
A consultative session for implementation on NAP against terrorism with parliamentary parties was proposed on March 28.
Muscat, Mar 20 (ONA) The Consultative Authority of the GCC Supreme Council today held its first meeting for its 22nd session at the headquarters of the Consultative Authority Office in Muscat.
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