Of Counsel

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Meaning of Of counsel

A term applied to the counsel employed by a party in a cause, or whose name appears upon the papers. Derived probably from the Latin a consiliis (q. V.) and expressed by the Law Latin de consilio (Law French de counsel). Dyer, 34b, 38. The modern phrase of counsel for a party was formerly expressed of counsel with. The counsellor should give his counsel to him with whom he is of counsel. 5 Coke, 20.

Of Counsel Legal Definition

A phrase commonly applied to counsel employed to assist in the preparation or management of the case, or its presentation on appeal, but who is not the principal attorney for the party.


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