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).