The law regulating the legal profession is the R.D.L. of 27 November 1933 nĚ 1578 converted into the Law of 22 January 1934 nĚ 36 which is known as the Legal Profession Law (in the following called LPF). Numerous amendments introduced later have very much changed the LPF. A new law, which is by now long overdue, is expected. A disegno di legge was considered in August 1998 by the Consiglio dei ministri which will make major changes to the Italian legal profession if adopted.

The legal profession traditionally is divided into three main professions, however the procuratore legale are now abolished. The law to implement this has been published in the Gazzetta Ufficiale.

Dr Julian Lonbay
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