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Permission to use a title of specialist lawyer Grant


In accordance with § 43c paragraph 1 sentence 2 of the Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO) in conjunction with the Specialist Lawyers' Act, lawyers may obtain permission to use the title of specialist lawyer for:

  • Administrative law
  • Tax law
  • Labour law
  • Social legislation
  • Family law
  • Criminal law
  • Insolvency law
  • Insurance law
  • Medical law
  • Banking and Capital Markets Law
  • Tenancy and Condominium Law
  • Traffic Law
  • Construction and Architects Law
  • Law of succession
  • Transport and forwarding law
  • Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright and Media Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Agricultural law

apply for. The authorisation may be granted for a maximum of three subject areas.

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.

Requirements

  • three-year admission and activity as a lawyer within the last six years prior to application,
  • special theoretical knowledge, which is usually acquired through participation in a lawyer-specific course preparing for the title of specialist lawyer, which covers all relevant areas of the field, and which must be proven by certificates, certificates or other suitable documents,
  • special practical experience which, depending on the specialist area, requires that a certain number of cases have been dealt with personally and without instructions as a lawyer within the last three years prior to the application in the specialist area; proof shall be provided by case lists, which shall regularly contain the following information:
  • Reference number
  • object of the activity,
  • period of activity,
  • the nature of the activity,
  • the scope of the activity,
  • State of the proceedings.

Which documents are required?

  • Certificates, certificates or other suitable documents as proof of special theoretical knowledge, which is usually acquired by participating in a lawyer-specific course preparing for the title of specialist lawyer, which covers all relevant areas of the field
  • case lists as proof of specific practical experience, which must regularly contain the following information: file number, subject, period, nature and extent of the activity, status of the proceedings;
  • on request: anonymous work samples.

What are the fees?

Fees are charged in accordance with the fee regulations of the competent authority. Please contact the competent authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.

Processing duration

Processing Time: 3 Months
Section 32 (2) of the Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO)

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice

Professionally released on

13.09.2018

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