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Ben asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 7 years ago

Is it that an attorney cannot go to court but a lawyer can?

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  • 7 years ago
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    - edited quote:

    "A lawyer is someone who is learned and trained in law. Yet, they may not actually practice law. They often give legal advice. By attending law school in the United States, one can be considered a lawyer. A student of law must pass the bar exam in their particular jurisdiction in order to practice law by providing legal representation.

    An attorney-at-law is defined as a practitioner in a court of law who is legally qualified to prosecute and defend actions in such court on the retainer of clients. The English word attorney has French origins, meaning “a person acting for another as an agent or deputy.” An attorney actually practices law in court whereas a lawyer may or may not. An attorney has passed the bar exam and has been approved to practice law in his jurisdiction.

    Bottom line; one has passed the State bar exam and can appear in court, the other cannot.

    Although the terms often operate as synonyms, an attorney is a lawyer but a lawyer is not necessarily an attorney. To the general public, these terms may be used interchangeably but to the American Bar Association, the slight distinction is significant.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • TedEx
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Ben, a lawyer and an attorney are the same thing.

  • 7 years ago

    An attorney and a lawyer are the same the UK they call them "barristers"... Attorney, counselor (counsel), solicitor, barrister, advocate...they are all names for the same occupation.

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  • 7 years ago

    In the US they ARE the same thing. Even the ABA uses the terms interchangeably. There may be some distinction in other countries, but they are exactly the same in the US.

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