In general we all use these two terms ( lawyer, advocate) interchangeably. But there are some differences in between these two terms. In this topic we will discuss about what is the difference in between lawyer & advocate.
The person who has succeeded his law degree ( LLB – Bachelor in Legislative Law ) is called a lawyer. Duties of a lawyer is to give legal advice but he can’t stand in favour of a client in the court of law.
The person who has completed law degree(LLB) & passed the AIBE ( All India Bar Examination ) & registered himself in BCI ( Bar Council of India) , s/he is called an advocate. Advocate is a lawyer , who is eligible to stand in the court of law on behalf of a client.
There are other terms those are related to these two terms but different in meaning.
BARRISTER – The person who has completed L.L.B from UK (United kingdom) then s/he is called a barrister.
PUBLIC PROSECUTOR – State Government appoints them. They stand in support of State Government in the public interest.
PLEADER – These type of advocates plead in the court of law on behalf of any side (client ).
ADVOCATE GENERAL -The Chief of the advocates of a state in India is called an Advocate General.
ATTORNEY GENERAL – Chief of advocates of India is called an Attorney General.
SOLICITOR GENERAL – Assistant of attorney general is called a Solicitor General.
LAWYER vs ADVOCATE
In short the basic difference between a lawyer & an advocate is ” Every advocate is a lawyer but every lawyer is not an advocate”. Both give legal advice but a lawyer can’t stand in the court on behalf of a client.
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