A person who, going from person to person or from house to house, seeks orders, subscriptions, contributions, or any other kind of support, or who, without necessarily having the intention of making a direct sale, distributes literature pamphlets, hand bills, samples, and the like for the purpose of information, advertising, or for other purposes such as the furtherance of public, political, economic, religious, or social beliefs, systems, projects, or doctrines. 40 Am J1st Ped § 6. Inclusive of a soliciting agent. Not inclusive of a peddler. Anno: 9 ALR2d 737. An attorney at law acting as the head of the law department of a municipal corporation or other division of government. In England a person trained in the law who prepares briefs, drafts pleadings and legal instruments, consults with and advises clients, but is not heard in court, at least not in the superior courts. English attorneys-at-law have been called "solicitors" since the Judicature Act of 1873 took effect. They are not members of the bar and are not heard in the superior courts; and the power of admitting them to practice, and striking them off the roll has not been given to the inns of court. Re Ricker, 66 NH 207, 29 A 559. This decision contains a most valuable account of the qualifications, functions, privileges, and duties of barristers, serjeants, solicitors and attorneys-at-law.

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