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Lawyer Admission Grant as Syndicate Lawyer/Syndicate Lawyer

Anyone wishing to act as a syndicate lawyer or a syndicate lawyer requires a licence. After admission, the activity may be carried out under the professional title of lawyer (syndicate lawyer) or lawyer (syndicate lawyer).

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.

Section 46a paragraph 2 sentence 1, 33 paragraph 1 Federal Lawyers' Code (BRAO)

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  • general admission requirements for the profession of lawyer
  • No grounds for refusal of authorisation
  • Activity in accordance with Sections 46 paragraph s 2 to 5 of the Federal Lawyers' Code (BRAO)

Sections 46 (2) to 5 of the Federal Lawyers' Code (BRAO)

Which documents are required?

  • publicly certified copy of the examination certificate on the acquisition of the qualification to the office of judge, on the passing of the aptitude test or on other admission requirements in accordance with Section 4 of the Federal Lawyers' Code (BRAO),
  • Curriculum vitae with photo,
  • if necessary, publicly certified copying of the doctoral certificate or proof of acquisition of another academic degree,
  • copy ingesb or publicly certified copy of the employment contract or employment contracts,
  • job description signed by the employer and the applicant person,
  • the competent authority may require further evidence to be submitted'

Section 4 Federal Lawyers' Code (BRAO)

What are the fees?

Fees are payable in accordance with Section 192 of the Federal Lawyers' Code (BRAO) in .m of the Fee Statute of the competent body.

Section 39 Law on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG)

Section 192 federal lawyers' code (BRAO)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the appropriate body.

Processing duration

Processing Time: 3 Months

Section 32 paragraph 2 of the Federal Lawyers' Code (BRAO)


List ID 836 (positive list; As of September 13, 2018)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice

Professionally released on


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.