Advocate: A lawyer who is a member of the Finnish Bar Association and whose activities are supervised by the Bar Association and the Chancellor of Justice.
Public legal aid attorney: A lawyer working at a state legal aid office. The activities of public legal aid attorneys are supervised in the same manner as those of advocates.
A licensed attorney: A lawyer who has been granted permit by the Licensed Attorneys Board to act as an attorney. The activities of the licensed attorneys are monitored in a similar manner as the activities of advocates.