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Difference between an advocate and a lawyer

Difference between an advocate and a lawyer

Who is a Lawyer?

A lawyer is a basic term that refers to any person who has a law degree. There can be various types of lawyers, such as advocates, attorneys, solicitors, etc. All of these are considered to be specialists in different fields of law. A Lawyer can sometimes be not eligible to stand in a court to represent a client.

Who is an Advocate?

The word Advocate is usually used for a lawyer only. This is a person who has completed a law degree and eligible to stand in court on behalf of his/her clients. Section 2(1) (a) of Advocates Act 1961 defines “Advocate” as Advocate” means an Advocate entered in any roll under the provision The Advocate Act 1961.



Shilpa Sharma

(Assistant Professor)

School of law

April 18, 2023

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