09/03/17 The Difference between an Attorney-at-law and an Attorney-in-fact

Difference between an Attorney at law and an Attorney in fact

An attorney-at-law is an advocate, counsel, official agent employed in preparing, managing, and trying cases in the courts. An officer in a court of justice, who is employed by a party in a cause to manage the same lor him.

An attorney-in-fact is an agent authorized to act on behalf of another person, but not necessarily authorized to practice law, e.g. a person authorized to act by a power of attorney. An attorney in fact is a fiduciary. Also known as private attorney.