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What Is The Difference Between A Lawyer And An Advocate?

That is a good question. Lawyers are graduates of colleges and law schools. They have taken and passed bar examinations following which they have been licensed to practice law.  They have to follow a code of ethics. They have to take courses to stay current with changes in the law. Lawyers have been trained to analyze facts, laws, regulations, rulings and legal opinions. 


Advocates have no formal educational requirements. Advocates are not required to have legal training. Advocates can be anybody off of the street. It's hit or miss with an advocate. 

At Dale Buchanan & Associates all of our lawyers are skilled in Social Security law and procedure. Disability law is all that we do. We've been doing it for over 30 years and we do it well. And remember, there is never a fee unless we win your case.  Isn't it time to protect your rights and to put Social Security to work for you?


Call Dale Buchanan & Associates today for a free consultation: 800-945-4950

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We serve clients throughout the United States. We charge no fees in disability cases unless we recover benefits for you. To schedule your free consultation with a Social Security Disability lawyer, call 800-813-8783 or contact us by email.

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