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

Examples of lawyering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These are dark, dense, and darkly funny shows about drugs, cartels, and suspect lawyering. Frederick Hess, Forbes, 16 Aug. 2022 Finding herself anew, Alice begins to daydream of leaving her lawyering days behind. Manuel Betancourt, Variety, 8 Aug. 2022 Then there was the less-regular lawyering by one of Depp’s attorneys, Adam Waldman, who got kicked off the case in October 2020 after a judge found that Waldman had leaked confidential information to the press, according to Courthouse News. Matt Pearcestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2022 For others, creative lawyering will be necessary to do what is possible to help investors overcome the hurdles of current processing realities. Andy J. Semotiuk, Forbes, 24 June 2022 In some respects, successfully planting the case in Virginia, despite the state’s tenuous-at-best connections with both Heard and Depp, was just some regular canny lawyering. Matt Pearcestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2022 Yet their tale survives what must have been the most rigorous lawyering. Philip Delves Broughton, WSJ, 15 May 2022 And Robert De Niro was basically terrorizing Nick Nolte and Jessica Lange for some bad lawyering that Nick Nolte did on Robert De Niro’s behalf 14 years ago. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2022 As a past president of the National Bar Association, the largest network of predominantly Black attorneys and judges, Crump said civil rights and social justice lawyering isn’t seen as a lucrative area of practice for aspiring attorneys. Aaron Morrison,, 2 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of lawyering

1676, in the meaning defined above

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“Lawyering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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