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    different lawyers

    When in court, do we say " a lawyer for prosecution" or " a lawer for defense"?

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    Re: different lawyers

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    When in court, do we say " a lawyer for prosecution" or " a lawer for defense"?
    No

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    Re: different lawyers

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    No
    It would be prosecuter and lawer?

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    Re: different lawyers

    In the US, you can refer to the prosecutor or the district attorney, or the state's counsel.

    The attorney/lawyer/counsel for the defense is okay.

    That assume a criminal trial. In a civil trial, you have a plaintiff and a defendant.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: different lawyers

    And you can say defence/defense lawyer.

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    Re: different lawyers

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    And you can say defence/defense lawyer.
    Can I say without "the" lawyer/counsel for defense?

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    Re: different lawyers

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Can I say without "the" lawyer/counsel for defense?
    No. See Barb's post #4.

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    Re: different lawyers

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Can I say without "the" lawyer/counsel for defense?
    You can say 'Counsel for the defense' without 'the', but not normally 'Lawyer for the defense', though Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) has three citations without 'the'.

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    Re: different lawyers

    You can also just say the defence, in BrE anyway.

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