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What is the difference between a Lawyer and an Attorney

64 mths ago

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A lawyer, by definition, is someone who is trained in the field of law and provides advice and aid on legal matters. An attorney is further trained and may represent a client in court. An advocate is one up from an attorney and may represent a client in high court etc.

64 mths ago

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All attorneys are lawyers, but not all lawyers are attorneys - they can also be barristers, prosecutors, judges...

64 mths ago

They deal with different aspects of the law.

64 mths ago

One needs more cement to make them sink to the bottom of the ocean faster? (kidding)

64 mths ago

in SA - no difference. but other countries do have differences.

64 mths ago

No difference at all except that they prefer being called "attorney" because it sounds much nicer than "lawyer"

64 mths ago

Yeah. What Wacky said!

64 mths ago

IMO no difference in SA.

64 mths ago

A lawyer, according to Black's Law Dictionary, is "a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person licensed to practice law."[1 An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: • For attorney-at-law, see attorney at law (United States), attorney at law (Japan), advocate, lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. • For attorney-in-fact, see power of attorney.

64 mths ago

I don't know but does it matter...

64 mths ago

There is NO difference between the two "attorney" is another word for a lawyer and more commonly used in the US ... A person legally appointed by another to act as his or her agent in the transaction of business, specifically one qualified and licensed to act for plaintiffs and defendants in legal proceedings. In Britain lawyers are divided into 2 types , solicitors and barristers.

64 mths ago

They are all the same. Out too milk you as much as possible, promising that there is no way in the world the other side is going to get away with it....and then they do, when all the evidence proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that they were the guilty party. Source, Me, myself and Masterbond.

Source: Alicia

64 mths ago

een is grooter "skylie" as die ander

64 mths ago

In the South African context, there is no difference at all. It is two terms for the same thing. As for instance some people refer to pharmacists and other to chemists. Wacky is under the false notion that an advocate is "one step higher" than an attorney/lawyer. This is not so, an advocate is a specialist in the field of litigation, they are not allowed to take clients "from the street" and does not work for "clients" nor do they receive payment from clients. An advocate is appointed by an attorney and paid by the attorney. I for instance am allowed to appear in any court, High or Magistrates, on behalf of my clients, but I choose not to, since I specialise in other areas of the law - ie. property & conveyancing (registering transfers and bonds).

64 mths ago

Mooi Moi!

64 mths ago

An attorney can defend you in the supreme court etc. Where as a lawyer can only defend you in the magistrate court. That is the only difference I know. An attorney actually does a bar exam where the lawyer does not.

64 mths ago

Daar is n verskil tussen n prokereur en n advokaat, so R600-00 PER UUR.

64 mths ago

I go with what conveyancer says, he should know as he is one. Advocates are a special breed indeed. They are lawyers/attorneys? that do an apprenticeship at an existing Advocate for one year(or more?). This they do for no payment so must be able to support themselves for one year with no salary. Then there are of course lawyers and Lawyers! The same as there are judges and Judges! All those Greeks Romans and “country men” that lend their ears in the cause of blind justice, must be spinning in their graves.

64 mths ago

the more impresive the name, the more impresive is the rate!!

64 mths ago

Generally speaking, an attorney, or attorney-at-law, is a person who is a member of the legal profession. An attorney is qualified and licensed to represent a client in court. By most definitions, an attorney may act on the client’s behalf and plead or defend a case in legal proceedings. The English word attorney has French origins, where it meant “a person acting for another as an agent or deputy.” A lawyer, by definition, is someone who is trained in the field of law and provides advice and aid on legal matters. Because a lawyer also conducts suits in court proceedings and represents clients in various legal instances, the term has expanded to overlap the definition of attorney. In the U.S., attorney and lawyer are normally considered synonyms. The term lawyer has Middle English roots.

Source: Google

64 mths ago

their fee!! lol

64 mths ago

Lawyers did LLB - a Legal Degree, Attorneys did B Proc and a Masters in LLB, etc. Advocates even went further.

64 mths ago

I go with Moi's answer.

64 mths ago

Theyre both damn expensive arent they?

64 mths ago

They both rob you blind!!!!

64 mths ago

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