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Solicitor

Definition - What does Solicitor mean?

A solicitor is a lawyer who does not litigate or argue cases in trials. Instead, a solicitor uses their law degree for preparing legal documents, answering legal questions, and helping companies or individuals outside of court.

The term "solicitor" is commonly used in England, where lawyers are divided into solicitors and barristers. (Barristers argue trials and solicitors don't.)

Justipedia explains Solicitor

Both solicitors and barristers are properly trained lawyers, but they serve different functions. Even though a solicitor uses their degree for primarily office work, they still have a commanding knowledge of the law.

It is common for companies to have an in-house counsel or solicitor who handles all of their legal requirements. This could involve looking over contracts, preparing formal documents, looking into laws that might be relevant for the company, etc.

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