Difference between Attorney and Lawyer

Attorney and Lawyer are often interchangeably used but literally, there is a huge difference between them.
An attorney automatically is a lawyer but a lawyer is not necessarily an attorney.

Let us break it down for you:
A lawyer is an individual who has gone through law school and has been professionally trained as a lawyer but has not passed the bar exam yet.

An attorney on the other hand is an individual who has gone through law school, professionally trained as a lawyer, passed the bar exam and had been approved to practice law in his or her jurisdiction.

A person who is attending or completed a law school can be called a lawyer but not an attorney. A person can be called an attorney only when he or she has completed law school and passed the bar exam.

An attorney can practice law in court but a lawyer cannot.

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