Fun Fact: The Difference between an Attorney and a
Lawyer An attorney or attorney at law has to be a lawyer. Lawyers
have attended law school, graduated and presumably "practice"
the study of law as a career. However, attorneys by definition are lawyers
who have passed a bar examination and have been admitted to practice law
in a particular jurisdiction. Attorneys go beyond the realm of lawyer and
provide legal representation to their client. Their relationship is more
than merely providing the factual state of the law and delves into providing
strategy for the client's needs in reference to the law. An attorney can
also appear in court and other settings on behalf of a client. An attorney
must be a lawyer, but a lawyer may not necessarily be an attorney.