In order to avoid possible confusion, it is important to know the difference between a lawyer and a notary. Although, sometimes they can carry out similar activities and have a common trunk in their preparation, it is not the same profession.
|What is it?
||This is a professional who has studied at least a university degree in Law or Law. A lawyer is prepared to direct the defense of a client in a trial. In addition, it is able to advise who needs it in various legal and legal aspects.
||In the same way, a notary is a professional within the Law. However, a notary has the power (which no one else has) to attest to the truthfulness of a situation. In this way, a notary can provide legal certainty about the situation for which he attests.
|Degree of academic preparation needed
||In the first instance, professional level studies and more are needed (masters, doctorates and others are desirable). In many countries it is a requirement to be able to be enrolled in a Bar Association.
||As for the notary, there are a number of specific requirements that depend on each country, including each state or province.However, broadly speaking, the requirements for a law degree to aspire to be a notary include that he has practice at a notary’s office, that he has an excellent personal and professional reputation as well as passing an exam.
||Among many that can be carried out, two of the most notable are:
- Any type of legal action such as litigation.
- Extrajudicial functions as legal advice.
- Represents a client in the defense of their rights and interests either against public bodies, other people and private entities.
|On the other hand, a notary can, among other things:
- Give advice
- Attest to the veracity of some acts (wills, powers, constitution of societies and associations, donations, purchase-sales, trusts, mortgages, etc.).
- Interpret the will of their customers.
- Write, read, authorize and, where appropriate, explain the corresponding instrument.
- Keep and if necessary reproduce this same instrument.