What stamps? Court Fee stamps. By the way a one-rupee stamp has to be affixed to the Copy Application. Please don't get perplexed. The staff of Copying Section will gladly guide you without expecting their palms to be greased.
Yes. An Advocate's help can't be avoided for verification and identification. But, however selfish they may be, you can expect their guidance with no demand of money.
Senior Advocates are often found to be too proud to help.
If you, a self starter, are reluctant to contact your Counsel, you can confidently give him the go-by.