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European Lawyer/European Lawyer Admission for shorter work

Anyone who has been able to prove that he has worked effectively and regularly in Germany for at least three years as a resident European lawyer,' but has only worked for a shorter period of time in German law, will be admitted to the bar in accordance with the provisions of Sections 6 to 36 of the Federal Lawyers' Code (BRAO).

Who should I contact?

Responsibility lies with the Bar Association.

This procedure can also be handled by a "Single Contact Person". The "Single Contact Person" is a special service offered by the municipalities and the country for service providers.

Find your unified contact person in the service provider portal Lower Saxony


  • Proof that the ability to continue to carry out the activity is provided by the submission of case lists (proof of the number and nature of cases dealt with under German law) and in a discussion

Which documents are required?

  • Case list pursuant to Section 14, 12 Law on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG) with information on file number, subject matter, period, nature and scope of the activity, state of play of cases dealt with by the applicant in German law
  • Proof of professional inertial insurance

Section 14 Law on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG)

Section 12 Law on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG)

What are the fees?

Fees are charged according to 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 4 paragraph 1, Section 11 of the German Lawyers Act (EuRAG), Section 32 paragraph 2 of the Federal Lawyers' Code (BRAO)

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.