Rechtsanwälte may specialise and if they do so are entitled to call themselves a Fachanwalt. In order to do so they must show by experience and knowledge that they are indeed such specialists. Many take courses offered by the Deutsche Anwaltsakademie. A new Fachanwaltsordnung has extended the range of such specialities. Fachanwälte must maintain their specialty by inter alia undertaking at least 10 hours CLE a year (§15 of the Fachanwaltsordnung).
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