bench and bar

Term refers to judges collectively and attorneys as a whole

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Bench and Bar. — (MN) …   Black's law dictionary

  • bench — n 1: the place where a judge sits in court asked counsel to approach the bench compare bar 1a, dock, jury box, sidebar …   Law dictionary

  • Bench —   [bentʃ; englisch »Bank«] die, / es, Recht: im angloamerikanischen Recht allgemein der Sitz für Personen mit amtlicher Eigenschaft, besonders im britischen Parlament die Abgeordnetenbank, v. a. die dem Parteiführer und seinen wichtigsten… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Bar (law) — The bar (with swinging gate doors) in an American courtroom that separates the judge s bench and lawyer s tables from the public viewing area in the foreground. The term bar is also a metonym used to collectively define the group of licensed… …   Wikipedia

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis — The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) was founded in 1874 by some 100 members of the St. Louis bench and bar. BAMSL currently has over 6,000 members and a vast network of committees and sections.HistoryOn March 16, 1874, some 100… …   Wikipedia

  • Bar of Northern Ireland — The Bar of Northern Ireland, or Northern Irish Bar, is the association of barristers for Northern Ireland, comprising as at September 2007 just under 600 members. It is based in the Bar Library, part of the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast,… …   Wikipedia

  • bench — A court; the judges of a court; the seat upon which the judges of a court are accustomed to sit while the court is in session; all the judges and justices of a state or subdivision, as in a reference to bench and bar …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Bar association — A bar association is a professional body of lawyers. Some bar associations are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession in their jurisdiction; others are professional organizations dedicated to serving their members; in many cases,… …   Wikipedia

  • Bar table — A bar table is a table in a common law courtroom at which advocates sit or stand. It is generally situated between the Bench and the well of the court, where the public sit. Advocates such as barristers sit facing the Bench with their backs to… …   Wikipedia

  • bar — I. /ba / (say bah) noun 1. a relatively long and evenly shaped piece of some solid substance, especially one of wood or metal used as a guard or obstruction, or for some mechanical purpose: the bars of a fence. 2. Athletics the cross piece of… …   Australian English dictionary

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