Abridgment – In most jurisdictions the term details a brief legal examination of the concrete legal issue. The abridgment is alphabetical or chronological and
performed by a law practitioner. The goal is to clear the view of the client about where they stand at the moment bearing this legal issue. In other words – what are their rights and what outcome they could expect.
Note that lawyers do not practice law (i.e. perform legal examination) for free; their personal advocacy is paid, so when asking a lawyer for their legal examination on a concrete legal issue, or to represent you in court hall, you should pay them for their opinion and legal advice/representation; it is the same as when you visit a doctor and pay for their competent diagnose and accurate medical treatment.