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Attorney at Law

A term for a lawyer in several countries, notably Japan and the United States. In order to practice, attorneys at law generally must have passed an examination measuring their knowledge of the law and also must have obtained a law degree.
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Before the attorney, who had recognised his voice from above stairs, could order the servant to admit him, he had rushed up the staircase, and entered the drawing-room pale and breathless.
But the ashes of the father do not mingle with theirs; nor, from that night forward, did the attorney ever gain the remotest clue to the subsequent history of his queer client.
Both Patsy's attorney and the Prosecuting Attorney rested their cases, letting everything go before the Court without argument.
And, while the next punctilious legal wrangle between the attorneys interrupted his tale of what happened in the Vendome, Carter Watson, without bitterness, amused and at the same time sad, saw rise before him the machine, large and small, that dominated his country, the unpunished and shameless grafts of a thousand cities perpetrated by the spidery and vermin-like creatures of the machines.
The attorney started, as if unconscious of any impropriety, and continued:
Court doesn't open for a few minutes yet," said the assistant district attorney.
Bernard smiled down upon the assistant district attorney as upon a naughty child.
In the corridors were many people, and with his eyes on the broad shoulders of the assistant district attorney, Thorndike pushed his way through them.
There he greeted another assistant district attorney whose years were those of even greater indiscretion than the years of Mr.
The first man in the line was already at the railing, and the questions put to him by the judge were being repeated to him by the other assistant district attorney and a court attendant.
Austin says," continued the district attorney, "she's looked into this case, and asks to have the man turned over to her.
8 Albert Toczydlowski, LINE Project Director, Office of the District Attorney, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, interview by APRI staff, March 1992; and "Taking Their Block Back," The Philadelphia Daily News, September 25, 1992.