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A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney, attorney at law, barrister, barrister-at-law, bar-at-law, canonist, canon lawyer, civil law notary, counsel, counselor, counsellor, solicitor, legal executive, or public servant preparing, interpreting and applying law, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary. Working as a lawyer involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who hire lawyers to perform legal services. The role of the lawyer varies greatly across different legal jurisdictions.

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    Jurisdiction keeps getting moved

    We too are fighting for our life back due to friend allowed and generously given guest star service due to our lack of experience with cons we let her stay in our new home for free till she saved for a house to rent…but she seemed to like ours and found passwords into everything and proceeded to...
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    whether newer forms of communication pose opportunities or challenges or risks for effectively communicating with clients fellow lawyers and community

    whether newer forms of communication such as email, text messaging, and other forms of digital communication pose any opportunities or challenges or risks for effectively communicating with clients, fellow lawyers and the community at large.
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    WA lawyer demanding final payment

    My girlfriend has a lawyer to help her with consent orders, superannuation and financial settlement. She had a retainer of $3k which has now gone and she still has nothing sorted. The lawyer is now requesting a further $3k retainer as well as settlement of $1000 that is outstanding. However the...
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    NSW Is this Tribunal Member Allowed to Call Herself a Lawyer Despite no Current Solicitor or Barrister Registration?

    On her (fiction writing, seriously) website Suzanne Leal calls herself: A lawyer experienced in child protection, criminal law and refugee law, I’m a senior member of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and former member of the Refugee Review Tribunal. And yet she netiher is a registered...
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    Lawyer not responding to my inquiry

    Hi, I have a question; I made an inquiry to the lawyer who is taking care of my late husband’s estate, (we were separated) but he doesn’t respond to me. do I need to have a lawyer who can represent me and get responses to my inquires? I am trying to find out if he took a fraudulent measure in...
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    QLD Cost to change lawyers or self represent

    Hello again , My current lawyer is not performing as well as I think he should , even though he has 35 odd years in the game- ( property settlement dispute with ex) . He seems to lack grit in all subjects. So my questions are - 1. If i change lawyers will the new law firm charge me $ to read...
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    VIC Rare condition after injury at home. Should I use a lawyer for TPD claim?

    I had a terrible accident at home in 2019 and have been unable to work for 18 months now. I have developed a rare condition called Corneal Neuralgia (chronic and intense burning in the eyes and light sensitivity), which is very poorly understood and not widely recognised (although I do have...
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    VIC Is it worth it toake a lawyer for my problem?

    Hello everyone. I have had a car accident about 18 months ago. The other party crashed into my car while changing lanes. The situation got reported to her insurance (I didn't have insurance at that time) and her insurance accepted that it was her fault and sent me for a damage assessment. The...
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    WA Criminal lawyer perth

    I have been recommended the following legal firms in Perth Andrew Williams Barrister and solicitor David Manera Barrister and Solicitor DG price and Co Has anyone had experience with these firms and would be willing to share their experience
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    WA Can I become a lawyer with a criminal record

    I'm now 60 yrs old and have led a clean life for over 20 yrs. I have some old convictions for dishonesty ie stealing and false pretences. They were all very minor offences and the penalty's resulted in iether small fines or one period of 12 months good behaviour. I have held very responsible...