Allow a legal clerkship

You will be admitted to the legal preparatory service on request if you have passed the so-called first examination after studying law at a university.

Admission to the legal clerkship in Rhineland-Palatinate is on application.

  • Application for admission to the legal preparatory service
  • a signed CV (tabular or detailed)
  • two passport photos (with names on the back)
  • an (uncertified) copy of the birth certificate
  • if applicable, an (uncertified) copy of the marriage certificate/civil partnership certificate (from which the married name/civil partnership name must result)
  • (uncertified) copies of the children's birth certificates, if applicable
  • an (uncertified) copy of the school leaving certificate
  • an officially* certified copy of the certificate of the first examination
  • If applicable, proof of completed services within the meaning of § 127 (4) sentence 1 of the State Civil Service Act (e.g. basic military service/civilian service/voluntary social or ecological year, etc.)
  • if applicable, proof showing that the rejection of the application for admission constitutes an extraordinary hardship within the meaning of § 5 (1) of the State Ordinance on Admission to the Legal Preparatory Service
  • if applicable, proof of early completion of the state compulsory subject examination (§ 5 d Abs.5 DRiG; so-called "Freischuss")
  • a declaration that a certificate of good conduct has been applied for submission to an authority (document type 0) at the competent registration authority for submission to the President of the Higher Regional Court.

* Note on official certification in Rhineland-Palatinate: The official certification of copies, reproductions and negatives as well as signatures and hand signals are authorized (according to § 1 of the State Act on the Authority to Authenticate of 21.07.1978 in currently valid version): the local mayors and local leaders who Municipal administrations and municipal administrations of the non-affiliated municipalities, the city administrations of the district-free and large district-affiliated cities, the district administrations, the structure and approval directorates, the supervisory and service directorates, the directors and presidents of the courts, the public prosecutor's offices and general prosecutor's offices, the prisons, the highest state authorities, the state-direct statutory health insurance funds, the others Authorities within the scope of their substantive competence.

Application for admission to the legal preparatory service


On request, anyone who has passed the so-called first examination after studying law at a university is admitted to the legal preparatory service. The first examination consists of a university focus area examination and a state compulsory subject examination. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available training places or if the available budget is insufficient, admission is granted in accordance with the "State Ordinance on Admission to the Legal Preparatory Service".

Related Links

  • German Judges Act (DRiG)
  • State Act on Legal Education (JAG)
  • Legal Training and Examination Regulations (JAPO)
  • Guidelines for the preparatory service of legal trainees

An application must be submitted for admission to the legal traineeship (admission to the legal preparatory service). This is decided by the Higher Regional Court of Koblenz and the admission is carried out by handing over the certificate of appointment on the date of recruitment.

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