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Legal Office

TermDefinition
Call to the bar when a lawyer completes his or her education and is permitted to practice law
Plaintiff the party who begins a litigation action
Examination for discovery an examination similar to a mini trial where a lawyer asks questions of an opposing party
Undertakings promises to do something
Without prejudice contents that may not be used in evidence
Statutory matters relating to statutes or written laws
Limitation period in letigation, a time limit by which a party must begin an action or lose the right to do so
Respondent a party who responds to a legal proceeding
Testimony a formal written or spoken statement, especially one given in a court of law.
Charge/mortgage demand (an amount) as a price from someone for a service rendered or goods supplied.
Rules of Civil Procedure the formal rules that set out the steps and forms to be followed in civil litigation actions
Joint venture a business enterprise where business parties join together for the purpose of completing a single business project
Encumber the placing on real property of a charge/mortgage or other debt
Requisitions usually, requests by a purchaser's lawyer to have a vendor's lawyer fix problems on title of real propery
Vendor a person or company offering something for sale, especially a trader in the street.
Agreement of purchase and sale in real estate, a contract between a buyer and a seller seting out the terms of a purchase and sale transaction
Judgment a judge's decision at the conclusion of a trial
Law society a society which governs the legal profession
Power of attorney written authorization to represent or act on another's behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter.
Damages in civil litigation, an amount of money claimed for injury caused by a wrongful act done to the claimant by another person
Barristers trial or litigation lawyers ie. civil or criminal Litigation
Solicitors lawyers who work in the office and do all non-litigation areas of law ie. conveyancing
Counsel referred to litigation lawyers
Articling student lawyer works in law firm under supervision of lawyers, one year term
Queen's Counsel a senior barrister appointed on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor
Commissioner authority to place individuals under oath who wish to swear to the truth of written statements in an affidavit-lawyers
Notary public authority to place individuals under oath, to certify the authenticity of documents
Law society governing body of legal profession
Law association members of Canadian Bar Association - branches in all province. voluntary group of Canadian lawyers
Fiduciary a person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another.
Confidentiality all information within law office or other legal office is confidential and must be respected
Legal Advice lawyers only provide legal advice to clients
Substentive Law knowledge of the theory of law
Procedural Law knowledge of the practical "how to“
Case Law the law as established by the outcome of former cases.
Precedent previously completed documents
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