law·​yer·​ing | \ ˈlȯ-yə-riŋ How to pronounce lawyering (audio) , ˈlȯi-ə-\

Definition of lawyering

often disparaging
: the profession or work of a lawyer

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For years, Haynes lobbed appeals based on claims of bad lawyering earlier in his case – at one point even winning a last-minute stay when the Supreme Court called off his execution in 2017, hours before he was slated to die. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Houston cop killer Anthony Haynes loses federal appeal over bad lawyering claims," 8 May 2018 No, there is more to the demise of unions than K-street lawyering. Michael Hicks, Indianapolis Star, "Hicks: Ruling against public-sector unions makes us freer," 1 July 2018 Paul and Ed: Blessed with the best formal educations of any of the characters, Madigan’s tutoring Paul and Phillips’ lawyering Ed are two sides of the same coin. Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Born Yesterday' heroine calls her own shots in American Players Theatre remake," 26 June 2018 Still able to do enough crypto deals thanks to clever lawyering. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Why are big VCs opening up crypto funds?," 21 June 2018 Cattlemen and dairy farmers are saddling up, and lawyering up, in response. Jacob Bunge And Heather Haddon, WSJ, "A Stampede of Meatless Products Overrun Grocery Store Meat Cases," 10 June 2018 In the years since his conviction, Garcia has raised a number of appeals based on claims of bad lawyering. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Convicted killer from infamous “Texas 7” prison escape gets execution date," 24 May 2018 His broader goal was to diversify lawyering — one of the nation's least-diverse professions. Anne Ryman, azcentral, "Arizona Summit aimed to redefine law school through diversity. What went wrong?," 16 May 2018 With its reliance on the media and its light-on-the-law ad hominem attacks, Mr. Avenatti’s style of lawyering seems, ironically, to share much with the one employed by Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s chief lawyer. Alan Feuer, New York Times, "Michael Cohen Circus Has a Ringmaster: Porn Actress’s Lawyer," 15 May 2018

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1676, in the meaning defined above

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Legal Definition of lawyering

: the profession or work of a lawyer

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