What are lawyers called in Malaysia?

In Malaysia, the word ‘lawyer’ mainly refers to the full title of ‘advocate and solicitor’.

What are nicknames for lawyers?


  • advocate,
  • attorney,
  • attorney-at-law,
  • counsel,
  • counselor.
  • (or counsellor),
  • counselor-at-law,
  • legal eagle.

What is advocate and solicitor in Malaysia?

Essentially having a law degree means that you are a law graduate but it doesn’t make you an advocate and solicitor (official name for lawyers) of the High Court of Malaya – or Sabah/Sarawak depending on where you get called – yet.

What are lawyers called in Singapore?

Unlike the legal profession in the UK, Singapore practices a fused legal profession. Hence, lawyers in Singapore are known as an ‘Advocate and Solicitor’ when they get called to the bar, obtaining rights to appear before all courts of justice in Singapore.

What are the two types of lawyers called?

When talking about two main types of lawyers, we’re actually referring to criminal law professionals. These are prosecutors and defense attorneys. While prosecutors represent the state, defense attorneys represent people accused by the state.

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