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European Attorney General 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?

The jurisdiction lies with the Bar Association.

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

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 Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG)

Anyone who has only been active in German law for a short period 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 practice the activity in accordance with §§ 14 and 15 EuRAG.

Which documents are required?

  • List of cases concerning the cases handled by the applicant in German law pursuant to Section 12 of the Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG) with information on:
    • Reference number
    • Object
    • Period
    • Nature and extent of the activity
    • State of play of cases handled by the applicant under German law
  • Proof of professional indemnity insurance

What are the fees?

Fees are charged 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 Fees Statute of the Bar Association. Please contact the competent authority.

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 paragraph 1 and 13 Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG) and § 32 paragraph 2 Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO)

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)