The figure of the procurator – Elevate


Surely you've heard of the figure of the procurator, a figure of the law that is not always clear what their functions are within the judicial system, at least for the large part of society that does not have knowledge of Law.

In this article we will try to explain in detail what is the work of a prosecutor and what are the differences with a lawyer.

What is a solicitor?

A Attorney represents your client in court and as a representative, you receive all notifications about the procedure. In addition, he is in charge of heading the client's writings so in many cases he is a mandatory figure next to the lawyer.

The solicitors in Madrid or of any other Spanish locality they are in charge to facilitate the communication between plaintiffs, defendants, lawyers, etc. The objective of this legal figure is to streamline and guarantee the judicial process.

The prosecutor ensures that the entire judicial process is carried out correctly on behalf of the client. They are aware of everything related to the case that concerns them, facilitating communication between the Court and the client and lawyer. It also takes care of one of the most uncomfortable parts, such as the payment of the cats generated at the request of the client (with its subsequent justification).

We talk about a essential figure in most cases of the court and that helps to generate transparency and speed up the judicial process.

How is it different from a lawyer

We can roughly define that the prosecutor is the one in charge of representing the client. Wait a minute, does not this lawyer do it? The lawyer is responsible for the advice and defense of the client.

In most of the civil cases, the solicitor is a mandatory figure of representation in the Court. However, verbal trials whose economic amount to claim is not greater than 2,000 euros will lack mandatory solicitor.

In the trials criminal, the figure of the attorney is mandatory if we present a complaint before the Court and in many cases more.

How can I be a solicitor

Obviously, not everyone can be a solicitor. It is a profession that is not linked to an opposition like the majority of judicial positions. However, to be solicitors we need to be licensed or graduated in Law. In addition, if we have our law degree obtained after 2013, we will be required to hold the Master's degree in Access to Law.

In short, to be attorneys we must have the same titles as lawyers since it is a type of profession that requires training and judicial procedures.