Essentially there is only one main type of legal practitioner, referred to
as the Rechtsanwalt (for a man) or Rechtsanwältin (for a woman).
The Rechtsanwalt gives legal advice to clients and can represent them
in court. The professional title Rechtsanwalt (lawyer) is protected by
law. It can be used only by persons who are registered in the list (roll) kept
by the Rechtsanwaltskammer. The Rechtsanwalt has a monopoly over
the giving of legal advice, though other professionals, within the sphere of
their competence are entitled to give such advice (e.g. notary, Patentanwalt).
|Dr Julian Lonbay
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Revised: 20 November, 2000
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