Apply for admission to the Legal Traineeship Service with European Degrees
With the successful equivalence test, the equivalence of your university degree with the state compulsory subject examination of the first legal examination is determined. This will allow you to be admitted to the legal traineeship.
You must apply in writing for the equivalence test to be carried out.
Enclose your degree certificate and other certificates of achievement in certified copy or in the original with this application.
After receipt of the application, the equivalence check takes place.
If a complete equivalence of your degree is established, a corresponding decision will be issued.
With this decision, you can apply for employment in the legal traineeship.
The application process is then based on the application procedure for applicants who have obtained their university degree in Germany.
If equivalence is not or only partially established, you will also receive a notification of this. In this case, in order to be admitted to the legal preparatory service, you must take an aptitude test. You must apply in writing for the aptitude test to be carried out.
After passing the aptitude test, you can apply for admission to the legal preparatory service. The application process is then based on the application procedure for applicants who have obtained their university degree in Germany.
You must have a university degree in law from a member state of the European Union.
Which documents are required?
- Your diploma,
- Your diplomas,
- Other qualifications
- Proof of relevant work experience
You must submit the documents in the original or in a certified copy.
What are the fees?
Fee: free of charge
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
The processing time of the equivalence test is approximately 3 months (in the case of complete documents).
The aptitude test procedure takes about 6 months from the date of application.
Section 112a (1) of the German Judges Act
Applications / forms
You can submit the application informally. Application forms are not available.
What else should I know?
Technically approved by
Ministry of Justice and Equality of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, State Judicial Examination Office
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The text was automatically translated based on the German content.