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Apply for recognition as a lawyer with a foreign professional qualification


If you have completed an apprenticeship abroad with which you are allowed to work as a lawyer, you can have this degree recognised. With this recognition, you can work as a lawyer in Germany.

If your training differs significantly from the requirements, you must first take an aptitude test.

  • You have completed training that entitles you to direct access to the profession of European lawyer
  • Application
  • a curriculum vitae in tabular form,
  • proof of eligibility for direct access to the profession of European lawyer;
  • proof that more than half of the minimum training period has been carried out in Member States of the European Union or in other States Parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland, or a certificate of at least three years of professional practice in one of those States,
  • a declaration as to whether and at which examination offices an application has already been submitted or an aptitude test has been taken.

You can find out which documents are also required at the Joint Legal Examination Office.

The fees depend on your personal case.

The deadlines are different in the Joint Legal Examination Offices .

The following applies to Saxony-Anhalt:

The aptitude test takes place in December. You must submit the application by July 31.

Please contact the Joint Legal Examination Office in Berlin.

  • Submit an application to the Judicial Examination Office
  • The Judicial Examination Office checks whether you have acquired all the knowledge and skills required to work as a lawyer in Germany during your training
  • In this case, your degree will be recognized
  • If there are any differences, you must take an aptitude test
  • The aptitude test consists of a written and an oral part.
  • Two supervisory papers must be carried out as written examinations.
  • The oral examination consists of a short lecture and an examination interview.
  • The Examination Office issues a confirmation of the successfully passed aptitude test. A failed aptitude test may be repeated twice.

Ministry of Justice and Gender Equality

Saxony-Anhalt Bar Association

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