What is the difference between Lawyer and Notary?

Difference between lawyer and notary

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.

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Notary
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.
Chores 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.

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