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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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    Christmas greetings from a lawyer *

    I wish you (but in no way guarantee) a (reasonably) merry Christmas (and or festive period) and (included, but not limited to) a (reasonably) happy new year (twelve (12) months from the date hereof) Happy Saturnalia ;) * I am not a lawyer
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    NSW Can a lawyer charge for talking to other solicitors about your case?

    Can a lawyer charge you for frequently 'conferring' with other solicitors within their firm about your case? Can you be charged for emails lawyer sends you updating costs (when the costs have significantly exceeded the estimate)?
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    VIC What concerns you the most about having to go to a lawyer to get legal advice?

    What are some of the issues that concern you the most?
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    NSW Charged with Larceny, can't afford lawyer, what are my options?

    I am scheduled to appear in local court over a charge of larceny for the amount of 458 dollars in one month, I can't afford a lawyer right now. I am trying to find a lawyer that will accept a payment plan as I can do that, but it is hard to find one....I want to try and apply for a section 10...
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    QLD Dodgy lawyer

    I enlisted a law firm to get my divorce done about 18 months ago and deposited funds into their trust account, they have been slow to do anything and several months ago I requested my file and a refund and got reply saying I would have it back in 2 weeks. I have contacted them several times and...
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    VIC Accredited and unaccredited lawyer

    Is there a major difference between accredited and unaccredited lawyer? In other words, is the accreditation determine how the barrister is good and specialist in certain area of the law? Also, for a criminal matter that not too serious, yet a bit complex, is it enough to find a “clever”...
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    Family Lawyer suggestion

    Hello, I am hoping to get some recommendations for a family lawyer that offers legal aid. Thank you!
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    A lawyer in Ringwood area

    Isn’t better to find a lawyer in the same area of the court you are going to? If so, can anyone reliable and experienced criminal lawyer or a criminal law firm in Ringwood area please?
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    QLD Employment Lawyer, Brisbane.

    I've recently decided to re-enter the workforce and have been rejected by ten or so employers. I have no doubt that it is because of my age. Well, I've just applied for a job, through an employment agency, for which I have exactly the qualifications required, in fact, just a few more, but not so...
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    The seal documents written submission for undefended hearing by my lawyer emailed to my ex, is it a normal procedure?

    I recently received the email from my lawyer that she sent to my ex for the next undefended hearing. I wasn't aware that this is the protocol, as she never mentioned it to me or did this before. I told her that I am no longer interested in going on court and having no show from him or his...