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".

  • 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

Related Links

  • § 4 Federal Lawyers' Code (BRAO)
  • § 51 Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO)


  • 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)

Related Links

  • § 4 Federal Lawyers' Code (BRAO)
  • § 6 Federal Lawyers' Code (BRAO)
  • § 33 Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO)

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