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QP
Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 10:54:17 PM
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Hi friends,

I read a novel about lawyer. It said a word "private bar".

I am not sure its meaning. Does it mean lawyer council or law society or else?

The context is:-
the judge is retiring. He no need to worry about the reelection like those from the private bar.


Thank you
QP
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 12:06:34 AM

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I have been practicing at the bar for about forty year but have never come across such a word as the private bar.

A private bar, is a counter to serve drinks in a private room, but then it has no rhyme or reason with the context as stated by QP.

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Turnpike
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 3:36:08 AM
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QP wrote:
Hi friends,

I read a novel about lawyer. It said a word "private bar".

I am not sure its meaning. Does it mean lawyer council or law society or else?

The context is:-
the judge is retiring. He no need to worry about the reelection like those from the private bar.


Thank you
QP

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/private-bar
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 6:42:10 AM

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I think this is because America has judges that are elected by the public rather than appointed judges unlike India or the UK.

Judges in America are elected officials not private citizens, an ordinary lawyer is a private individual and might be said to be a member of the private bar due to this.
Because the judge in question is not seeking reelection he feels free to behave as if he was a private lawyer and not pander to public opnion, lobbyists etc.

As much as I like to spend time in the other kind of private bar that Ashwin and Turnpike mention.

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TMe
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 12:34:07 PM

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As much as I like to spend time in the other kind of private bar that Ashwin and Turnpike mention.

May I join you, Sarrriesfan, sir?


I am a layman.
palapaguy
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 1:06:10 PM

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QP wrote:
Hi friends,

I read a novel about lawyer. It said a word "private bar".

I am not sure its meaning. Does it mean lawyer council or law society or else?

The context is:-
the judge is retiring. He no need to worry about the reelection like those from the private bar.

Thank you
QP


I found this online:

answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=1006042706071

Sounds strange to me.
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 1:30:48 PM

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TMe wrote:
As much as I like to spend time in the other kind of private bar that Ashwin and Turnpike mention.

May I join you, Sarrriesfan, sir?


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TMe
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 1:49:40 PM

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Thanks, great Ok.


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NKM
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 4:45:59 PM

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Sarrriesfan wrote:
I think this is because America has judges that are elected by the public rather than appointed judges unlike India or the UK.

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Be that as it may, I've never heard of "the private bar" as anything related to the practice of law.

Of course, I'm sure that many lawyers do have private bars (and no doubt some very good whiskeys) in their homes.
QP
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:01:23 PM
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Thank you very much everyone. I have got the answer.
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Sunday, April 1, 2018 9:39:55 AM

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You are right, NKM.Dancing Dancing Dancing Dancing

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Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, April 2, 2018 5:21:49 AM

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QP wrote:
Thank you very much everyone. I have got the answer.


What was the answer QP?

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