counsel

  • 1.

    Judges and lawyers often refer to the lawyers who represent parties in a trial as "counsel." It is both singular and plural.

    Oregon Judicial Department 1
  • 2.

    Legal advice; a term also used to refer to the lawyers in a case.

    United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 2

1Oregon Judicial Department, Juror Information: Glossary of Terms, http://­www.ojd.state.or.us/­jurorinfo/­glossary.htm (last accessed May 27, 2009).

2United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Commonly Used Terms - U.S. Courts, http://­www.ca9.uscourts.gov/­content/­view.php?pk_id=0000000237 (last accessed May 28, 2009).