Hi, everyone! While reading a book about subjects like people's rights, entitlement programs and a vast array of mass-based assistence programs, either by focalized outreach or by creating new entitlements, I've come to realize some doubts regarding the misunderstanding of various legal-related issues, namely the differences between lawyer, attorney, counselor and advocate. Actually, I found a nice thread on WR named "advocacy", but I'm still trying to settle all this score in order to use them words accurately: Lawyer- referes to the career and its practicants overall Attorney- it's someone legally representing any cause or that of the accusant Counselor- someone who gives counsels or joins up either side in a lawsuit Advocate- the person who defends the accused one's cause. I guess most differences are related to the rol each one is taking before a judge, is it right? I have no studies on this discipline, so this post might sound too blunt or even simplistic, I hope it doesn't disturb anyone at all. Thank you!