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Bar Admission Grant as in-house lawyer for shorter periods of activity

Anyone who can prove that they have at least three years of effective and regular activity as a established European lawyer in Germany, but has only been active in German law for a shorter period of time, may, in accordance with the provisions of §§ 6 to 36, 46a to 46c paragraphs 1, 4 and 5 with the exception of § 46a (1) sentence 1 number Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO), become a lawyer as an in-house lawyer or as an in-house lawyer be admitted.

Who should I contact?

The jurisdiction lies with the Bar Association.

This procedure can also be carried out through a "Point of Single Contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by municipalities and the state for service providers.

Which documents are required?

  • List of cases pursuant to §§ 14, 12 of the Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG) with information on the file number, subject matter, period, type and scope of the activity, status of the cases handled by the applicant under German law;
  • a copy or a certified copy of the employment contract or contracts;
  • signed job description, from employer and applicant,
  • the Bar Association may require the submission of further evidence.

What are the fees?

Fees are charged in accordance with § 39 of the Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG) and § 192 of the Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO) in conjunction with the fee regulations of the competent authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice

Professionally released on



List ID 839 (whitelist; Status: 13.09.2018)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)