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Lawyers, Prosecutors, and Attorneys

What is the difference between a prosecutor, an attorney, and a lawyer?

By
Michael W. Flynn
3-minute read
Just for fun, I also point out the British distinction between a “solicitor” and a “barrister.” A solicitor is an attorney who does not appear in a courtroom, but gives legal advice in other matters. So, people who draft wills and negotiate real estate closings are solicitors. A barrister is a person who is licensed to appear in court (in a wig, including women). In the U.S., we have abandoned this distinction. Any person licensed to give legal advice is licensed to appear in the courts of that state. 
 
So Joley, have fun watching Law & Order and showing off all your new knowledge!
 
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