A person who is legally qualified and licensed to represent a person in alegal matter, such as a transaction or lawsuit. Often used in place of the word lawyer or solicitor.

Attorney General

The government minister responsible for the administration of justice.

Enduring Power of Attorney

A power of attorney which enables the attorney to act even though the person who appointed the attorney may cease to have legal capacity.

General Power of Attorney

A legal document where a donor appoints an attorney to act on the donor's behalf in areas of property and financial affairs. A general power of attorney, unlike an enduring power of attorney will come to an end if the donor becomes mentally incapacitated.
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