attorney's retaining lien

attorney's retaining lien
See retaining lien.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • attorney's general lien — See retaining lien …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • attorney's possessory lien — See retaining lien …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • retaining lien — A possessory lien which attaches to client s papers, money and property which came into attorney s hands during course of his employment. Application of Fox, 22 Misc.2d 177, 198 N.Y.S.2d 789, 791. Attorney s right to retain possession of property …   Black's law dictionary

  • retaining lien — The lien of an attorney at law of common law origin but existing under statute in some jurisdictions, attaching to all papers, books, documents, securities, moneys, and property of the client coming into the possession of the attorney in the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • lien — / lēn/ n [Anglo French, bond, obligation, literally, tie, band, from Old French, from Latin ligamen, from ligare to bind]: a charge or encumbrance upon property for the satisfaction of a debt or other duty that is created by agreement of the… …   Law dictionary

  • attorney's lien — n. An encumbrance asserted by a lawyer against a client s file, money or property as security for unpaid legal fees. Strictly limited right to assert such a lien in most jurisdictions, and prohibited by ethical rules in others. Also referred to… …   Law dictionary

  • attorney's lien — The right of an attorney at law to hold or retain in his possession the money or property of a client until his proper charges have been adjusted and paid. It requires no equitable proceeding for its establishment. Also a lien on funds in court… …   Black's law dictionary

  • attorney's lien — The right of an attorney at law to hold or retain in his possession the money or property of a client until his proper charges have been adjusted and paid. It requires no equitable proceeding for its establishment. Also a lien on funds in court… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Lien — For other uses, see Lien (disambiguation). Property law …   Wikipedia

  • attorney's lien — General or retaining lien upon money or property of his client in his possession as security for the general balance due the attorney from the client for professional services rendered the client. 7 Am J2d Attys §§ 272 et seq. A special or… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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