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Admission of a European lawyer to the Bar Association Decision as an in-house lawyer

Anyone who has been admitted as a European lawyer to the bar association responsible for the place of his/her establishment upon application is entitled to pursue the activity of an in-house lawyer in Germany.

Who should I contact?

Jurisdiction lies with the Bar Association.

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

§ 3 paragraph 1 act on the activity of European lawyers in Germany (EuRAG)

§ 46a paragraph 2 sentence 1 Federal Lawyers' Code (BRAO)

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Requirements

Admission to the Bar Association requires that the applicant is registered as a European lawyer with the competent authority of the country of origin.

Which documents are required?

  • Certificate from the competent authority in the country of origin of affiliation to the profession of European lawyer, which is not older than 3 months and which is accompanied by a certified translation in accordance with § 3 paragraph 2 of the Act on the Activity of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG),
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Proof of nationality in accordance with § 3 paragraph 1 of the Act on the Activity of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG),
  • if applicable, certified copy of the doctoral certificate or further evidence of the acquisition of academic degrees,
  • a copy or publicly certified copy of the employment contract or employment contracts,
  • job description signed by the employer and the applicant,
  • the competent body may require the submission of further evidence

§3 paragraph 1 Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG)

§3 paragraph 2 act on the activity of European lawyers in Germany (EuRAG)

What are the fees?

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

§ 39 Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG)

§ 192 Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

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

Author

List ID 837 (whitelist; Status: 13.09.2018)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice

Professionally released on

13.09.2018

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.