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What exactly is a lawyer?

A lawyer (also called attorney, counsel, counselor, barrister, or solicitor) is a licensed professional who advises and represents others in legal matters. Today's lawyer can be young or old, male or female. Nearly one-third of all lawyers are under thirty-five. Almost half the law students today are women, and women will probably ultimately be as numerous in the profession as men.

>>Are there specific cases when I should see a lawyer?
>>For what kind of matters do Americans tend to see a lawyer?
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>>What exactly is a lawyer?
>>What are the professional requirements for becoming a lawyer?
>>I come from another country, and I need to hire a lawyer. Aren't notary publics actually lawyers?


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