Types of Lawyer


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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