assigned counsel


assigned counsel
An attorney appointed by court to represent an indigent person; most commonly in criminal cases.
See U.S. Constitution, Sixth Amendment (right to counsel); Fed.R.Crim.P. 44; 18 U.S.C.A. No. 3006A.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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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

  • Assigned — Assign As*sign , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assigned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assigning}.] [OE. assignen, asignen, F. assigner, fr. L. assignare; ad + signare to mark, mark out, designate, signum mark, sign. See {Sign}.] 1. To appoint; to allot; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • effective assistance of counsel — Conscientious, meaningful representation wherein accused is advised of his rights and honest, learned and able counsel is given a reasonable opportunity to perform task assigned to him. State v. Williams, Iowa, 207 N.W.2d 98, 104. Benchmark for… …   Black's law dictionary

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