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What is the difference b/w Attorney and Lawyer?

 
 
Reply Fri 1 Feb, 2013 08:58 am
Hello friends, My name is Shane Warne. I want to know that what is the difference between Attorney and Lawyer.
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 1 Feb, 2013 09:17 am
@sanewarne,
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jcboy
 
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Reply Fri 1 Feb, 2013 09:45 am
@sanewarne,
Hey Shane what ever happened to the landlord harassment problem in the HUD housing unit that you now own without any equity?
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 1 Feb, 2013 09:49 am
@sanewarne,
Nothing; the words are interchangeable.
KevinRoy220
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 02:48 am
@jespah,
The lawyer is a person who is trained in law and attorney is also the lawyer but he has practiced the study of law as career.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 10:49 am
An "attorney" is someone who represents someone else. Thus, a non-lawyer can be an "attorney-in-fact" for another person. A "lawyer" is someone who practices law as a profession. A lawyer is also an attorney when that lawyer represents clients. Because almost all lawyers have clients, however, the distinction between "lawyer" and "attorney" is largely ignored. There is, in any event, no substantive difference between them (at least in the USA).
DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 10:57 am
@joefromchicago,
Quote:
Attorney: So much a term of contempt in England that it was abolished by the Judicature Act of 1873 and merged with solicitor.

Johnson observed that "he did not care to speak ill of any man behind his back, but he believed the gentleman was an attorney." [Boswell]
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 08:29 am
A bunch of lawyers in a bus at the bottom of a deep ocean trench has often been described as a "Good STart". This can be used interchangeably by substituting Attornies for Lawyers in the above.
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aryary
 
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Reply Tue 19 Feb, 2013 11:01 pm
@sanewarne,
Though lawyer and attorney synonyms. "Lawyer" is a general term describing all of them. "Solicitors" do most of the office work, draft documents, talk to clients, etc., and may only appear as advocates in the lower courts. "Barristers" do most of the trial work, especially in the high courts, where they are the only ones who may act as advocates.So in basic sense an attorney is always a lawyer but not necessarily a lawyer to be an attorney.
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KevinRoy220
 
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Reply Fri 15 Mar, 2013 02:46 am
@sanewarne,
Attorney is a person legally authorized to act for another, he/she could be a lawyer; while a lawyer is a person knowledgeable of the laws and or maker of the laws, he/she not necessarily an attorney.The difference is only slight, but it matters a great deal to state bar associations, particularly in the investigation and prosecution of unauthorized practice of law cases. However, practically speaking, the terms have become interchangeable in the United States.
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AubreyBenton
 
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Reply Fri 15 Mar, 2013 05:36 am
@sanewarne,
A Lawyer is a person who can provide legal advice and has been trained all about laws. An Attorney is a person who is legally permitted
Albionbruce
 
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Reply Fri 15 Mar, 2013 05:39 am
@AubreyBenton,
On television, in advertisements, and from our friends, we often hear reference to “lawyers” and “attorneys.” Despite the ease of categorizing these two words as synonyms, they do in fact mean different things
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bankruptcycenter
 
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Reply Thu 19 Dec, 2013 03:43 am
A lawyer is someone who is educated in the law. A person who has been educated in the law will always be addressed as a lawyer, even if he does not give legal advice to other people. Attorneys are also recognized as lawyers. Attorneys graduate from law school and they can also choose to practice law as a profession. An attorney does not just interpret the law; he also applies his knowledge of the law to provide the needs of his client. Attorneys act as lawyers but not all lawyers can perform the work of attorneys.
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tscience
 
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Reply Fri 27 Dec, 2013 05:32 am
@sanewarne,
Lawyer referral services make money by charging attorneys a fee in order to receive referrals; this fee in part helps the referral service advertise for clients Generally, individual lawyers or law firms are placed on the list and as calls for attorneys in their field come up, they move up in the queue until they’re given the next case.
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secondusername
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jan, 2014 12:48 am
@sanewarne,
Quote:
What is the difference b/w Attorney and Lawyer?


One receives higher pay. Wink

Not seriously speaking.
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KieraMcLean
 
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Reply Tue 10 Jun, 2014 06:14 am
@sanewarne,
A lawyer is someone who is educated in the law. A person who has been educated in the law will always be addressed as a lawyer, even if he does not give legal advice to other people.

An attorney or attorney at law is also a lawyer. They have attended law school and presumably “practice” the study of law as a career. However, attorneys by definition have passed a bar examination and have been admitted to practice law in the particular jurisdiction.
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