special counsel


special counsel
Pol. , Jur. , EU conseiller juridique spécial du Président

English-French dictionary of law, politics, economics & finance. . 2010.

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  • special counsel — n: counsel appointed to fill a particular need; specif cap: a government official charged with protecting employees from illegal practices by employers and esp. from employer reprisal for whistleblowing Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law.… …   Law dictionary

  • special counsel — special attorney or counsel An attorney employed by the Attorney General of the United States or of a state to assist in a particular case where the public interest so requires. 28 U.S.C.A. No. 543. See also independent counsel …   Black's law dictionary

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  • counsel — coun·sel 1 / kau̇n səl/ n pl counsel [Old French conseil advice, from Latin consilium discussion, advice, council, from consulere to consult]: lawyer: as a: a lawyer participating in the management or trial of a case in court ...to have the… …   Law dictionary

  • Special prosecutor — A special prosecutor generally is a lawyer from outside the government appointed by an attorney general or Congress to investigate a government official for misconduct while in office. A reasoning for such an appointment is that the governmental… …   Wikipedia

  • Counsel — A counsel or a counselor gives advice, more particularly in legal matters. U.K. and Ireland The legal system in England uses the term counsel as an approximate synonym for a barrister at law, and may apply it to mean either a single person who… …   Wikipedia

  • special attorney — See attorney special; special counsel; special prosecutor …   Ballentine's law dictionary