Spain
Types of Lawyer

ABOGADO DEL ESTADO


These are lawyers employed by the public administration who traditionally have also (in the afternoons, for example) worked as a private capacity for those clients who wish to deal with public officials and bureaucracy in general. The government of Gonzales three years ago tried to clamp down on this activity which is unlawful under the law and many Abogados Del Estado consequently applied for unpaid leave on personal grounds. Those that remain are formally forbidden to advise on law.