From juris, meaning ‘law’, and diction, meaning ‘to talk’. A lawyer’s jurisdiction is the places where, and the people with whom, s/he can talk about the law. Getting jurisdiction wrong can have very severe consequences. Telling your wife’s (or husband’s) friend about your client’s secret identity is an example of this; it results in an annoyed client (compensation), an annoyed employer (disciplinary action), and probably an annoyed wife (or husband) (doesn’t even bear thinking about).



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