In general, the terms "lawyer" and "attorney" are often used interchangeably, but in some contexts, there can be a difference in their meaning.

A lawyer is someone who has studied and trained in law and is qualified to give legal advice and represent individuals and organizations in legal matters. However, not all lawyers are licensed to practice law in a particular jurisdiction.

An attorney, on the other hand, is a lawyer who has been licensed to practice law in a specific jurisdiction and is authorized to represent clients in legal matters. An attorney can provide legal advice, negotiate on behalf of clients, draft legal documents, and represent clients in court.

So basically, all attorneys are lawyers, but not all lawyers are attorneys. The term "attorney" is typically used in the United States, while "lawyer" is more commonly used in other parts of the world.