Attorney at Law

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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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'At length late one night, Heyling, of whom nothing had been seen for many weeks before, appeared at his attorney's private residence, and sent up word that a gentleman wished to see him instantly.
'"No!" said the attorney. "Well done, my dear sir, well done."
'"Very good," said the attorney. "You will have the caption made to-morrow, of course?"
"No, you don't," said the Prosecuting Attorney. "I am paid by the People to prosecute, and prosecute I will.
The Judge somehow failed to notice them, while the Prosecuting Attorney and Patsy's attorney shied off from them gracefully.
"Who struck the first blow?" Patsy's attorney asked.
District Attorney,” said Judge Temple, affecting to busy himself with his minutes, “proceed with the second indictment.”
At length the District Attorney called the wood-chopper to the bar, Billy gave an extremely confused account of the whole affair, although he evidently aimed at the truth, until Mr.
Tulliver had ever seriously injured or thwarted the attorney, Wakem would not have refused him the distinction of being a special object of his vindictiveness.
Wakem were on friendly dining terms, and the attorney liked to predominate over a ship-owner and mill-owner who was a little too loud in the town affairs as well as in his table-talk.
He decided that, in his ignorance, he had wasted his own time and that of the prosecuting attorney. He should at once have sent in his card to the judge.
"Court doesn't open for a few minutes yet," said the assistant district attorney. "Judge is always late, anyway."