Austria
Types of Lawyer

Staatsanwalt - Public Prosecutor


The Staatsanwalt represents the State in criminal prosecutions, and has only a limited role in civil proceedings (in re succession). Only a judge or former judge can be appointed as a public prosecutor. Thus the training is the same as that of a judge. Appointment is by the President of Austria, though the power is delegated to the Minister of Justice. The Minister will normally follow the advice of the Personnel Commission (Personalkommission ).