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    representation's advice

    Hi,

    I have a question about this word, "representation", in this context. The Judge says-Perhaps you should heed your representation's advice. She says "representation's advice", why not "representative's advice" ? Is there a difference between "representation" and "representative" in this case?

    Thanks for your help.


    Judge: Rarely in the case of armed robbery do we hear a plea of no contest. Are you sure about this, Mr. Scofield?
    Michael: I'm sure, Your Honor.
    Veronica: Your Honor, we'd like to recess if we could. My client's a bit confused at the moment.
    Michael: I'm not, Your Honor.
    Veronica: He is, Your Honor.
    Judge: Perhaps you should heed your representation's advice, take some additional time to consider your response.
    Michael: I've already done that, Your Honor.


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    Re: representation's advice

    I would imagine it should have been 'representative's advice'. Perhaps it was a slip-of-the-tongue or typo?


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    Re: representation's advice

    Quote Originally Posted by monty mike View Post
    I would imagine it should have been 'representative's advice'. Perhaps it was a slip-of-the-tongue or typo?

    Hello, monty mike,

    Thanks for your help.

    No, I hear this one again, and I am pretty sure that the Judge says-Perhaps you should heed your representation's advice. Not representative's advice.


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    Re: representation's advice

    Quote Originally Posted by XINLAI-UE View Post
    Hello, monty mike,

    Thanks for your help.

    No, I hear this one again, and I am pretty sure that the Judge says-Perhaps you should heed your representation's advice. Not representative's advice.

    Yes it's a quasi-legal term. A barrister/attorney represents his/her client. To a judge, the attorney is the client's representation. You'd probably never need to use it anywhere else.


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    Re: representation's advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes it's a quasi-legal term. A barrister/attorney represents his/her client. To a judge, the attorney is the client's representation. You'd probably never need to use it anywhere else.

    Hello, Raymott,

    Thanks.

    I am just curious that why the Judge says "representation's advice", not "representative's advice" ?

    I find definition for these two words in the dictionary: representation-1.the act of presenting sb./sth. 2. the fact of having representatives who will speak for you.
    representative-a person who has been chosen to speak for sb. else.

    According to the definitions, then what does "representation" mean in this context?


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    Re: representation's advice

    Quote Originally Posted by XINLAI-UE View Post
    Hello, Raymott,

    Thanks.

    I am just curious that why the Judge says "representation's advice", not "representative's advice" ?

    I find definition for these two words in the dictionary: representation-1.the act of presenting sb./sth. 2. the fact of having representatives who will speak for you.
    representative-a person who has been chosen to speak for sb. else.

    According to the definitions, then what does "representation" mean in this context?

    A lawyer is the defendant's representation. The defendant's representation (his lawyer) gives him advice.
    "Representation" is the term used in that court for client's lawyer.
    Since it's a legal term, you won't find it in all dictionaries. For example, the term doesn't appear in yours, in this context.

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