Bona fide – this term comes from Latin. Literally it means “in good faith. Usually it refers to a situation, where a purchaser or acquirer receives something without fraudulent actions. In addition the term “Bona fide lawyer” refers to self-employed attorney who is entitled to represent clients in court.
*Note that bona fide lawyers do not practice law for free; their personal advocacy is paid, so when asking a bona fide lawyer for their acceptance of service 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 like when you visit a doctor and pay for their competent diagnose and accurate medical treatment.