Difference between Lawyer and Advocate

The major difference between lawyer and advocate is that lawyers don’t have permission to fight a case in the court. On the other hand, advocates are lawyers who have passed the BCI exam and are authorized to appear in court by the Bar Council Of India.

Who is a Lawyer?

A Lawyer is a legal professional who is trained in the field of law, has a legal degree and provides assistance on legal matters.

“Lawyer” is a general term used for a legal professional who has attended law school and has a degree in Bachelor of Law (LLB)

Who is an Advocate?

An advocate is an authoritative speaker having the authority to speak on someone’s behalf in the court. To Advocate in English means to take sides and an advocate has the right to appear in court on someone’s behalf.

Advocate vs Lawyer

To sum up the answer to Advocate vs Lawyer,

Lawyers don’t have courtroom experience and they enjoy a higher degree of professional flexibility. Since the Bar Council of India does not regulate the conduct of lawyers, They can engage themselves in any business or profession full time.

So, every advocate is a lawyer, but every lawyer is not an Advocate.

However, Advocates are regulated by the Bar Council of India and it controls their activities. Although advocates are not allowed to engage in any business or profession full time, they can be sleeping partners in a firm or business.

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