legal education and practice

bar association


A professional organization of lawyers.

State bar associations, which are usually created by state statute, often require membership for anyone desiring to practice law in that state. Such organizations have the authority to...

bar examination


A written examination that a person must pass in order to obtain a license to practice law. Although every state administers its own version of the bar examination, most exams consist of the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) (a national...


A barrister is a type of lawyer in the United Kingdom and certain other common law countries. Lawyers who practice in the United Kingdom are divided into two types: “solicitors,” who provide general legal advice on various areas of law and “...

Business and Professions Code - by state

Alabama- Title 34 Alaska- Title 8 Arizona- Title 32 Arkansas- Title 17 California Colorado- Title 12 (searchable index) Connecticut- Title 4c Delaware- see Title 24 District of Columbia (see Division V, Local Business Affairs) Florida- Title XXXII...



The revocation of a lawyer’s license to practice law, usually as a result of a violation of professional ethics.

Disbarment may be imposed by the state bar association if a lawyer commits an offense that directly relates to his...

Higher Education and Vocational Training

Alabama (see generally Title 16) Alaska (see generally Title 14) Arizona (see Title 15, Chapter 13) Arkansas (see Title 6, Subtitles 4-6) California (see Title 3) Colorado (searchable index Title 23) Connecticut- Title 10 Delaware (see...



An abbreviation for contract.

See also

Contract implied in fact

Contract implied in law



In the law of evidence, certain subject matters are privileged, and can not be inquired into in any way. Such privileged information is not subject to disclosure or discovery and cannot be asked about in testimony. Usually, privileges exist...



Latin abbreviation for quod erat demonstrandum: "Which was to be demonstrated." Q.E.D. may appear at the conclusion of a text to signify that the author's overall argument has just been proven.

Illustrative caselaw

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Retainer agreement

A formalization in a document of the terms of a relationship between an attorney and a client.