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  • adjective not law-related; not related to the practice of law

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  • adjective not regulated or sanctioned by law


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non- + legal


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  • A lesbian couple planned a wedding ceremony (nonlegal, of course), and hired the photographer, who, when they found out it for a lesbian ceremony, refused to do theshoot.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Enough with the Ridiculous Hyperbole! 2010

  • Permit us to summarize our view of this case's dilemma in nonlegal language: What came first—the chicken or the egg?

    Court Protects Free Splat! 2011

  • Also, nonlawyers couldn't have their own clients or offer nonlegal services to clients.

    Proceedings | Highlights from the Law Blog 2012

  • About a decade ago, the NYSBA rejected a proposal by the ABA that would have torn down the wall between legal and nonlegal services.

    Proceedings | Highlights from the Law Blog 2012

  • Latino inmates with limited English skills were punished for failing to understand commands in English by being put in solitary confinement for up to 23 hours a day or keeping prisoners locked down in their jail pods for as long as 72 hours without a trip to the canteen area or making nonlegal phone calls.

    Joe Arpaio, Arizona Sheriff, Violated Civil Rights According To Justice Department Report 2011

  • For Heverly: What are the nonlegal incentives that still exist against users letting systems get infected?

    Archive 2009-03-01 Rebecca Tushnet 2009

  • And yet illegal immigrants can not only attend these same public schools, but school and city officials are forbidden to make any inquiry as to the parents' legal or nonlegal status, much less whether authorities can arrest the parents.

    Education and the Theft of Services 2011

  • "The law firm model is really changing," she says, adding that many lawyers are changing their specialties or pursuing nonlegal jobs in legal venues, such as professional development roles at law firms or jobs with career services at law schools, while they wait out the job market.

    A Lawyer Walks Into a Comedy Club... 2010

  • That's a steep price to pay for what even some proponents of the law have acknowledged is a rarely enforced, mostly symbolic measure that has the primary impact of creating a "culture of fear" for the state's Latino community, both legal and nonlegal residents, causing not only economic harm but psychological pain as well.

    Sally Kohn: Arizona Immigration Law: Painful Lessons From Oklahoma 2010

  • Co. In contrast, there were fewer than 30 questions about the first-quarter results and other nonlegal matters, including the $5.49 billion Goldman set aside for compensation and benefits, up 17% from last year's first quarter.

    Goldman Profits Soar 91% in Period to $3.46 Billion 2010


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