from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The profession or work of practicing law: "Thousands of individual practitioners and small firms do most of the lawyering in this country” ( Newsweek).

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  • n. The practicing of law as a profession; being a lawyer.


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  • We can try to minimize it and look for ways to make life easier (e.g., technology) but at the end of the day, I've come to the conclusion that lawyering is and will always be a relatively high stress/time intensive exercise.

    Lawyers Need to Get a Life

  • To put a fine point on it, the closest that Lindsay Graham has come to the sound of gunfire was lawyering from a desk at McIntire Air National Guard Station – South Carolina in 1991.

    Waldo Jaquith - Sen. Webb’s best moment yet.

  • Can we keep in mind that the bar exams, while sold as a remedy and preventitive for poor lawyering, is largely a guild?

    Bar Passage Blues

  • Notwithstanding having the fact the military would have to deal with ever manner of acting up, acting out, outing and lawyering from the draftees, what value would these troublemakers be to the military.

    Sound Politics: To Draft or Not to Draft

  • That’s the entire argument I describe: Their lawyering is an act of treason.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Andrew McCarthy Sticks to His Guns (And He May Be Pointing Them at You Next)

  • And lawyering is the only profession we allow to police it’s own ethics.

    Matthew Yglesias » After Misconduct

  • June 25th, 2007 at 8: 10 am lawyering is the only profession we allow to police it’s own ethics.

    Matthew Yglesias » After Misconduct

  • By the way, if, after 30 years or so of lawyering, that is the best town you could have afforded upon retirement, I suggest you take the bar exam just one more time.

    Back in the USA

  • So there is no amount of word lawyering, cognitive dissonance, or NM indoctrination that can make me believe that it is an honest statement to say that non-free is not part of Debian.

    Planet Debian

  • He called BP's move cynical and asked why the company was "lawyering" after it told Congress and the administration it wouldn't duck its financial responsibility.

    BP Softens Political Hit


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