legal practice/ethics

ABA

Definition

An abbreviation for American Bar Association. See American Bar Association (ABA).

See alsoAmerican Bar Association

Actual Authority

An agent's power to act on behalf of a principal, because such power was expressly or impliedly conferred.

See Express authority, Implied authority, Inherent authority, and Apparent authority.

Ad Hoc

This phrases mean “for this purpose only.” Its literal translation from the Latin is “to this.”

Common examples are an ad hoc committee or an ad hoc commission created for a specific or one-time purpose to address issues that fall outside...

Admission to Practice

Bar Admissions: An Overview

Admission to the practice of law (admission to the bar of a state) is governed by rules and regulations promulgated solely by a state's courts, legislatures, and/or bar association. The rules must not violate the...

Agency

Agency: An Overview

Agency law is concerned with any "principal"-"agent" relationship; a relationship in which one person has legal authority to act for another. Such relationships arise from explicit appointment, or by implication. The relationships...

Agent

A person with authority to act on behalf of another person.

See Principal, Fiduciary, and Fiduciary duty.

ALR

ALR (American Law Reports) provide summaries of important legal issues as well as links to relevant state and federal court decisions.

See Legal research

American Bar Association (ABA)

A voluntary bar association in the United States made up of lawyers and law students. Not specific to any particular state or jurisdiction within the United States. Sets academic standards for law schools and formulates model ethical codes related to...

Anti-Contact Rule (Lawyers Professional Responsibility)

In representing a client, a lawyer should not communicate about the subject of the representation with a person the lawyer knows to be represented by another lawyer in the matter, unless the lawyer has the consent of the other lawyer or is authorized...

Apparent Authority

Overview

Apparent authority is the power of an agent to act on behalf of a principal, even though not expressly or impliedly granted. This power arises only if a third party reasonably infers, from the principal's conduct, that the principal granted...

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