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INSTRUCTIONS, practice. The statements of a cause of action, given by a
client to his attorney, and which, where such is the practice, are sent to his pleader to put into legal form of a declaration. Warr. Stud. 284. 2. Instructions to counsel are their indemnity for any aspersions they may make on the opposite party; but attorneys who have a just regard to their own reputation will be cautious, even under instructions, not to make any unnecessary attack upon a party or witness. For such unjustifiable conduct the counsel will be held responsible. Eunom. Dial. 2, Sec. 43, p. 132. For a form of instructions, see 3 Chit. Pr. 117, and 120 n.