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Rita Gonsalves Law Office
7111 Syntex Drive, 3rd Floor
Toronto, L5N-8C3

(905) 580-2985
(647) 258-9664

Law Office of H. John Kalina
1325 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 210
Mississauga, L4W-4L9

(416) 900-6999

Davis Law
3707 Rte 102 Hwy.
Island View, E3E-1E9

(506) 453-1998
(506) 450-7145

Karl W. Stahl Law Corporation
201 - 525 Seymour Street
Vancouver, V6B-3H7

(604) 915-7040
(604) 915-7041

Joseph G. Castaldo Law Office
118 Eglinton Ave. West, Suite 208
Toronto, M4R-2G4

(416) 657-2510
(416) 256-9244

Meyers Davis LLP
200, 1518 7th Street SW, 304 8 Ave. S.W.
Calgary, T2R-1A7

(403) 229-3000
(403) 800-9227

Shelley J. Kamin Law Office
220-1140 Morrison Drive
Ottawa, K2H-8S9

(613) 567-9085
(866) 519-3203

Malhotra & Stayshyn
795 King St. E.
Hamilton, L8M-1A8

(905) 525-8670
(905) 525-5750

Pete Lazier Law Office
#7- 15243 91 Ave.
Surrey, V3R-8P8

(604) 866-1816
(604) 587-3064

MacDonald Law Firm
82 Germain Street
Saint John, E2L-2B3

(506) 632-8999
(506) 634-1532

Mergler Law Firm
1199 The Queensway
Toronto, M8Z-1R7

(416) 232-9589
(416) 232-9522

Kenneth C. Pope Law Office
251 Bank Street, Suite 600
Ottawa, K2P-1X3

(613) 567-9724
(613) 594-4837

Marla B. Gilsig Family Law
#550 – 943 West Broadway Street
Vancouver, V5Z-4E1

(604) 222-2902
(604) 669-9099

Swadden & Company
1401-808 Nelson Street
Vancouver, V6Z-2H2

(604) 687-2277
(604) 687-4158

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45 Redondo Dr.
Thornhill, L4J-7S7

(416) 315-0066
(905) 597-6226

A lawyer, according to Black's Law Dictionary, is "a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person who is practicing law." Law is a system of rules and guidelines which are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior. Working as a lawyer involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who retain (i.e., hire) lawyers to perform legal services. The role of the lawyer varies significantly across legal jurisdictions, and so it can be treated here in only the most general terms.

Historically lawyers in most European countries were addressed with the title of doctor, and countries outside of Europe have generally followed the practice of the European country which had policy influence through colonization. The first university degrees, starting with the law school of the University of Bologna (or glossators) in the 11th century, were all law degrees and doctorates. Degrees in other fields did not start until the 13th century, but the doctor continued to be the only degree offered at many of the old universities until the 20th century. Therefore, in many of the southern European countries, including Portugal and Italy, lawyers have traditionally been addressed as "doctor," a practice which was transferred to many countries in South America and Macau. The term "doctor" has since fallen into disuse, although it is still a legal title in Italy and in use in many countries outside of Europe.

The title of doctor has never been used to address lawyers in England or other common law countries (with the exception of the United States). This is because until 1846 lawyers in England were not required to have a university degree and were trained by other attorneys by apprenticeship or in the Inns of Court. Since law degrees started to become a requirement for lawyers in England, the degree awarded has been the undergraduate LL.B. In South Africa holders of a law degree who have completed a year of pupillage and have been admitted to the bar may use the title "Advocate", abbreviated to "Adv" in written correspondence.

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