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Exercise of the profession as a lawyer in the public service Authorisation


  • who are used as judges or officials without being appointed for life,
  • who are appointed to the employment relationship of a temporary soldier, or
  • who are temporarily employed in the public sector,

may not exercise their profession as a lawyer unless they perform the tasks assigned to them on a voluntary basis.

The competent authority may, upon request, appoint a representative to the lawyer in the public service or allow him/her to practise the profession himself/herself, provided that this does not jeopardise the interests of the administration of justice.

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.

No documents are required.

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

There are no deadlines to be observed.

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

Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice

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