What is CLERKSHIP?

The period which must be spent by a law-student In the office of a practising attorney before admission to the bar. 1 Tidd. Pr. 61, et seq. In re Dunn, 43 N. J. Law, 359, 39 Am. Rep. 600. In old English practice. The art of drawing pleadings and entering them on record in Latin, in the ancient court hand; otherwise called “skill of pleading in actions at the common law.”

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