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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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On October 1, 2012, telephone consultations became a legal fee-for-services benefits by the Regie de l'Assurance Maladie du Quebec (RAMQ).
Areas of unreliability in both conventional face-to-face consultation and telephone consultations raise questions about the best way to structure a telerehabilitation consultation.
He also admitted that, on May 4, 2005, while working as a GP for the out-of-hours service Urgent Care 24, he had a telephone consultation with the mother of a patient who had taken an overdose.
Although MSI is a registered charity the abortion-related services that it offers are provided on a commercial basis (with customers being charged pounds 80 for a telephone consultation and hundreds of pounds for an abortion).
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Physicians requesting telemedicine or telephone consultation called a toll-free number that connected them with a UC Davis specialist in pediatric emergency care or pediatric intensive care, typically within 2-5 minutes.
Chairman Peter Ridsdale spent hours in telephone consultation with his board members before finalising a three-man short-list for the post.
The move will connect the tourist information centers at the 10 World Cup venues across the country to the center via leased telephone circuits and enhance a system already in place at the tourist centers where telephone consultation services are in English, the officials said.
I had a telephone consultation with President Clinton today.
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While working for Liverpool out-of-hours service Urgent Care 24 (UC24), Dr David Reade had a telephone consultation with the mum of the patient.
However, we now learn that Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke's new-found enthusiasm for keeping offenders out of the prison system is matched by a possible plan to reverse the landmark Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 in terms of withdrawing solicitors from providing faceto-face advice at police stations and at interview by substituting instead a telephone consultation.

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