Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The service of an attorney’s clerk during his preparation for admission to the bar.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The period which must be spent by a law-student in the office of a practising attorney bsfore admission to the bar. 1 Tidd, Pr. 61, et seq. In re Dunn, 48 N. J. Law, 359, 39 Am. Rep. 600. In old English practice. The art of drawing pleadings and entering them on record fa Latin, in the ancient court hand; otherwise called "skill of pleading in actions at the common law."