The practice of deception by hiding important evidence, information, or creating false statements to futher ones career without being caught. To knowingly undermine set professional standards to further ones career, on the back of innocent people. Useful tool of lawyers, politicans, accountants or anyone trying to get the edge over people.
An illegal and unethical act of conducting issues of trust and legal proceedings. Maybe punishable by legal remedies if caught doing it.
A tool for people in position of power, authority, or trust to conduct a form of fraudlant practices to futher ones hidden agenda.
. The district attorney tried to do a Nifong on us, but we caught on, as well as the jury.
2. The officials of Enron Nifonged the stockholders, employees, and the public, which eventually caused Enron officials being convicted of fraud see Enron.
3. The accounted did a Nifong on the board of directors and stockholders to keep his job and his financial missteps quiet and hidden.
4. The politicians did a nifong on the voters, just to get elected on a shaky platform.
5. If a lawyer does the nifong option, and caught he can be disbarred, lose his law license and by sued by victims of his nifonging.
6. The district attorney performed a Nifong and got away with it, causing the defendant to be found guilty.
The practice of finding and abusing loopholes in written and spoken contracts. Used mainly by lawyers, in court and in everyday life.
Spoken Contract by Lawyer: If the iPhone comes out at Macworld I will buy you one
Person: Umm, ok, Steve announced the iPhone. You'll buy me one when it comes out in June, right?
Lawyer: No, in fact, I said if the iPhone COMES OUT at macworld i'd buy you one, which it didn't, so therefore I am in no way obligated to purchase said phone for you.
Person: Come on, quit playing Lawyer Ball
A prisoner who has not practice law or had any legal training, but is disposed to a lengthy discussion of his legal rights and those of other inmates
He's always has something to complain about. He's such a jailhouse lawyer.
A lawyer whose private practice is doing so poorly that he goes to extremes to cut costs (such as running his office out of his car or the local Starbux). These lawyers are not always incompetent (some may have experienced a stroke of bad luck).
The term originated from a misperception in the movie "The Lincoln Lawyer" that the protagonist, Mickey Haller, has to run his office out of his car. Although his clients are far from one-percenters, he appears to run a modestly successful law practice. The movie does not disclose why Haller prefers to use his car as his office.
The Hyper-Chicken lawyer in the Futurama episode "Insane in the Mainframe" is most likely a lincoln lawyer.
Judge: counselor, what evidence do you offer to support this new plea of insanity?
Chicken Lawyer: Well, for one, they done hired me to represent them.
:::Judge bangs gavel:::
Judge: Insanity plea is accepted!
a euphamism for the practice of law.
Person: What do you do for a living?
Attorney: I practice moral prostitution.
Person: Ah...so you're a lawyer.
1. A lawyer specialising in personal injury claims usually representing people against local authorities or large companies.
2. Derogative description for a personal injury lawyer who specifically seeks out clients for tripping and slipping cases against big companies. Certainly in the US, this is because the lawyer's fee will be a percentage of the client's damages award - therefore making it profitable to find injured former employees of big companies.
1. Q: What sort of practice is it?
A: Oh, he's an ambulance chaser.
2. A: "That guy who got his arm
mangled up in our machine is suing"
B: "Who's he got?"
A: "Some ambulance chaser."
1. The vernacular term among investment bankers and lawyers used to refer to the practice of mergers and acquisitions.
2. The career of choice for total dickheads who like to work 80 hour weeks, treat others like shit, and revel in their own self-importance, despite the fact that all they do all day is write boring-ass contracts, listen to boring-ass conference calls, and get yelled at by their higher ups.
Lawyer 1: "Wow, that new guy is really an asshole. Last night we went to Lemon Bar, and within two hours he'd done 13 shots, taken five trips to the bathroom to powder his nose, gotten turned down by 5 skanks, and got in a fight. What department is he in?"
Lawyer 2: "What do you think? M&A, of course!"