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European Lawyer Admission

As a European lawyer, you can be admitted to the bar in accordance with the provisions of §§ 6 to 42 of the Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO).

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

Requirements

  • Proof of at least three years of effective and regular activity as a established European lawyer in Germany in the field of German law, including Community law, in accordance with §§ 11, 12 of the Act on the Activity of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG)

Anyone who has only been active in German law for a short period of time within these 3 years can be admitted to the bar in accordance with the provisions of §§ 6 to 36 of the Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO) if he proves his ability to continue to carry out the activity in accordance with §§ 14 and 15 EuRAG.

§§ 11, 12 Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG)

§§ 6 to 36 of the Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO)

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

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

Which documents are required?

  • Case list of cases handled by the applicant in German law in accordance with § 12 of the Act on the Activity of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG) with information on:
    • Reference number
    • Object
    • Period
    • Nature and scope of the activity
    • State of play of the cases handled by the applicant under German law
  • Proof of professional indemnity insurance

§ 12 Act on the Activities 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' Act (BRAO) in conjunction with the V.m of the Fee Statutes of the Bar Association. Please contact 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.

Processing duration

Processing Time: 3 Months
§§ 4 paragraphs 1 and 13 of the Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG) and § 32 paragraph 2 of the 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.