dock brief


English law
: a brief from a prisoner in the dock who is unable to provide his or her own counsel
also : the privilege granted such a prisoner at the discretion of the trial judge of selecting a barrister from among those present to represent the prisoner for a nominal fee

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“Dock brief.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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