officer of the court


officer of the court
index administrator, attorney, esquire

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


officer of the court
Any person who has an obligation to promote justice and uphold the law, including judges, clerks, court personnel, police oficers, and attorneys (who must be truthful in court and obey court rules).
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Working With a Lawyer

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

officer of the court
n.
   any person who has an obligation to promote justice and effective operation of the judicial system, including judges, the attorneys who appear in court, bailiffs, clerks and other personnel. As officers of the court lawyers have an absolute ethical duty to tell judges the truth, including avoiding dishonesty or evasion about reasons the attorney or his/her client is not appearing, the location of documents and other matters related to conduct of the courts.
   See also: attorney, bailiff, clerk, judge

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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