Advocate

An advocate is a professional in the field of law. Different countries' legal systems use the term with somewhat differing meanings. The broad equivalent in many English law–based jurisdictions could be a barrister or a solicitor. However, in Scottish, Manx Law (the law of the Isle of Man), South African, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Scandinavian, Polish, Israeli, South Asian and South American jurisdictions, "Advocate" indicates a lawyer of superior classification.[1]

Advocate
19th-century painting of Advocates, by French artist Honoré Daumier
Occupation
NamesBarrister
Magistrate
Activity sectors
Law
Description
CompetenciesGood memory, advocacy and interpersonal skills, analytical mind, critical thinking, commercial sense
Fields of
employment
Court
Related jobs
Barrister, Judge, Jurist

"Advocate" is in some languages an honorific for lawyers, such as "Adv. Sir Alberico Gentili".[2] "Advocate" also has the everyday meaning of speaking out to help someone else, such as patient advocacy or the support expected from an elected politician; this article does not cover those senses.