Types of Lawyer


A further category encroaching on the monopoly of the legal profession are the gestores administrativos, these can, but needn't, have the Licenciatura en Derecho and also take a public examination. Traditionally they deal, inter alia, with matters relating to tax returns, social security, and obtaining driving licences and passports. They often work in conjunction with advocates, and specialise in coping with the Spanish bureaucrats on behalf of individuals. They are tempted to expand the service they offering by giving general legal advice thus falling foul of articles 321 and 572 CP. A new degree for the gestores is also being considered by the Consejo de Universidades.