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What Is The Difference Between A Attorney And A Litigator?

A lawyer or attorney is someone who practices law, either as a lawyer, attorney in private practice, public lawyer, public defender, barrister, judge, trial court judge, probate court judge, or barrister. Lawyers are required by state law to take at least a college degree courses that include courses in philosophy of law and prosecution, law history, government and civil procedure, corporate law, family law and more. Some states also require their lawyers to take certain additional tests such as the Multistate Bar Examination, Multistate Essay Examination, and other entrance examinations. There are lawyers who do not practice exclusively within the state, but rather, they have specialization in one or more fields of law. Murrieta Attorney offers excellent info on this.


Most attorneys are admitted to practice in the courts  by taking the bar exam. All lawyers who wish to practice must pass this exam before they can practice legally in the United States. This exam is known as the Bar Exam and anyone who fail to pass it cannot practice as a lawyer. The Bar Exam consists of multiple sections that a lawyer has to understand and pass in order to be a full-fledged attorney in the practice of law. For example, at the bar exam, candidates have to demonstrate that they are proficient in the law, that they understand the principles of civil and criminal litigation, that they are proficient in ethical and judicial behavior, and that they possess integrity and a reputation of being a good and dependable attorney.

After passing the bar exam, attorneys have to sit for the state bar exam. This examination is known as the Bar Examination and once the lawyer has passed it he becomes a member of the bar. As part of becoming a member of the bar, all lawyers must complete a minimum of five hundred hours of continuing education. This ensures that the attorney is updated on the latest developments in his field and knows how to deal with cases of modernity such as technology, ethics, and litigation. These are only a few of the things that distinguishes an attorney from a non-attorney.

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