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n. he is someone who acts for another by virtue of an appointment by the latter. The legal system in USA does not differentiate between lawyers who plead in court and those who do not, whereas some other legal jurisdictions do. Hence even when in common usage attorney would mean lawyer only, but technically the meaning differs from place to place. But definitely, every place an attorney in the least means some person licensed by the government to represent clients in legal matters (both in and out of court) and to give legal advice. In USA, an attorney may file legal pleadings and argue cases in any court, provide legal advice to clients, and draft important legal documents. Attorneys can be various kind doing various jobs like, 1.) authority in fact, to whom someone's authority is delegated, for some special act to be performed, 2.) Crown Attorney or Crown Counsel are the public prosecutor in the legal system of Canada, 3.) Attorney at law, is a court officer, who is employed by a party to take care of some cause for them.

 
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