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Admission to the Bar Granting

If you want to work as a lawyer, you need a license. For this purpose, a certificate is issued and handed over by the competent authority. Upon admission, the applicant becomes a member of the admitting body. After admission, the activity may be carried out under the professional title "lawyer" or "lawyer".

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.

Find your Point of Single Contact here


  • Qualification as a judge in accordance with the German Judges' Act or
  • Fulfil the integration requirements according to the Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG) or
  • Passed aptitude test according to the EuRAG

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

Which documents are required?

  • publicly certified copy of the examination certificate
    • on the acquisition of the qualification to become a judge,
    • on passing the aptitude test, or
    • on other admission requirements according to § 4 Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO),
  • Proof of the conclusion of a professional indemnity insurance according to § 51 BRAO in the original,
  • Curriculum vitae
  • if applicable, publicly certified copying of the doctoral certificate or proof of the acquisition of another academic degree,
  • Personnel sheet with photo

§ 4 Federal Lawyers' Code (BRAO)

§ 51 Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO)

What are the fees?

Fees are charged in accordance with § 192 of the Federal Lawyers' Code (BRAO) in conjunction with the fee statutes of the competent authority.m.

§ 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.

Processing duration

Processing Time: 3 Months
§ 32 paragraph 2 Federal Lawyers' Act (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.