In the dictionary here it says: It also says: "see note under abogado", but I can't find it. Can anyone tell me what exactly these functions are? When is a solicitor acting as an abogado and when as notario? And if you could also explain... what does a notary do that a solicitor doesn't? Or vice-versa. I'm sorry but legal terminology is not my forté, so try and make any explanations in layman's terms! Cheers.