Exercise of the profession as a lawyer in the public sector


  • who are used as judges or civil servants without being appointed for life,
  • who are called into the employment of a soldier on a temporary period, or
  • who are temporarily employed in the public sector,

may not pursue their profession as a lawyer, unless they carry out the tasks assigned to them on a voluntary basis.

The competent authority may, upon request, appoint a representative to the lawyer in the public service or allow him or her to practise the profession himself or her, provided that this does not jeopardise the interests of the administration of justice.

No documents are required.

Related Links

  • ยง 47 Federal Lawyers' Code (BRAO)

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