A lawyer is not required in all legal cases. However, if the necessity arises, finding one should not be difficult. Lawyers develop and fund a homogeneous professional community based on a shared reading and comprehension of the law. Regardless of their diverse expertise, they are woven together and led by certain core ethical ideas.
Any person who has learnt the craft of law and obtained the appropriate certificates or recognition is considered a lawyer. Different schools of law, under the auspices of various institutions, put this facet of learning law to the test.
An advocate, on the other hand, is someone who has gone beyond a basic legal degree and has taken and passed postgraduate bar exams at any school of law that is centrally set, examined, and authorized by the Council for Legal Education.
The decision to hire an advocate is influenced by a variety of circumstances, both implicit and apparent. On a personal level, a person may engage an advocate based on their ability to pay a professional legal fee for consultation and anticipated legal services, as well as other personal preferences. In the general arena, the advocate’s public image, resume, tribe, value system, specialization, and referrals or links to shared ties inside specialized social circles could all influence the decision.
Any person whose name is properly put on the Roll of Advocates, according to Section 2 of the Advocates Act (Chapter 16). This means that they are allowed to represent people in court as members of the Bar.