Watch live coverage of President Obama announcing the nomination of solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.
The solicitor general will influence all cases the government pursues across the whole bureaucracy.
Studies show that, in the past, the solicitor general won approximately 70 percent of its cases in the Supreme Court.
Justice Elena Kagan was recused from the case because she participated in the suit as solicitor general.
She has of course served as solicitor general to, it seems, mixed reviews.
His banker's accounts, his architect's estimates, his solicitor's statements, were all brought forward and discussed.
A Barrister is forced to do his best for his client, but a solicitor is not.
He told her he had already seen his solicitor, the clever Mr. Smallshaw, and she said she didn't care.
Mr. Simmons says he's clerk to a Mr. Hollis, a London solicitor.
"Mr. Royson will please take the stand," said the solicitor.
early 15c., "one who urges," from Middle French soliciteur, from soliciter (see solicit). Meaning "one who conducts matters on behalf of another" is from early 15c. As a name for a specific class of legal practitioners in Britain, it is attested from 1570s. Both the fem. forms, solicitress (1630s) and solicitrix (1610s), have been in the sexual sense, but the latter seems more common in non-pejorative use.