Listing of the Approved Advocates for the Archdiocese of San Francisco
Advocate – An advocate is described as a person who safeguards the rights of a party in a canonical process.
Procurator – A procurator is one who by legitimate mandate performs legitimate business for a petitioner or a respondent.
Advocates/procurators are volunteers who assist in the ministry of the Tribunal. In exercising the right to vindicate one's rights within the Church in accord with canon 221 of the Code of Canon Law (CIC) and canon 24 of the Code of Canons for the Eastern Churches (CCEO), it is often necessary to use the services of canonical advocates. Thus, those involved in canonical disputes
have a right to the services of advocates.