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legal eagle

An especially clever, aggressive, or skillful attorney. I might be considered something of a legal eagle now, but I had to work for years to get enough experience to build my reputation.
See also: eagle, legal

legal beagle

An especially clever, aggressive, or skillful attorney. I might be considered something of a legal beagle now, but I had to work for years to get enough experience to build my reputation.
See also: beagle, legal

legal duty

Something that one must do, as required by law. It is the legal duty of homeowners in this community to maintain their property and not let it fall into disrepair.
See also: duty, legal

legal-beagle

and legal-eagle (ˈliglæˈbiglæ and ˈliglæˈiglæ)
n. a lawyer. I’ve got a legal-beagle who can get me out of this scrape.

legal-eagle

verb
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If it turns out to be otherwise, an aggrieved party might proceed under such legally straightforward theories as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, etc.
No one believes domestic partnership is a separate-but-equal form of marriage - it is clearly legally inferior to marriage.
Whatever the impact of Canada's new equality across the border in the United States, American couples who have been yearning to get married in a legally sanctioned ceremony are certain to head north--or east, from Alaska or Hawaii--to take their vows.
I think the reason the first Legally Blonde did so well, particularly in the gay community, is because Elle Woods dares to be herself," asserts the director-actor-banjo player.
The IRS had concluded in that ruling that there was no barred assignment, because the donees were not legally obligated (and could not be compelled) to sell the contributed property.
Two taxpayers are legally married at the end of the tax year.
The quadruplets--Jacob, Michael, Tristan, and Taylor--may realize that Dysarz is their father, but legally speaking, only Meehan--their biological father--has the right to call himself "Dad.
The Ninth Circuit has ruled that claims legally enforceable on the date of death are valued on that date, even if the amount must be estimated.
Seeking to de-escalate a dispute with Delgadillo, Hahn said in separate letters to the city attorney and the city Environmental Affairs Department that his plan to stall the application to reopen Sunshine Canyon was too risky legally.
We are not allowed to legally marry the person we love, nor can we legally serve openly in our country's military.
Was there an existing, unconditional and legally enforceable obligation to pay a principal sum?