Germany: plans to introduce a specific continuous training regime for all lawyers

November 2nd, 2016 § 0 comments

Brief from Sabine Gries-Redeker, Member of the CCBE Training Committee, Germany

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Sabine Gries-Redeker

To guarantee the quality of services of lawyers in a more systemic way, it is planned to modify the rules for mandatory continuous training for lawyers in Germany. It is foreseen to regulate the requirements in more detail for all lawyers. Up to now, in Germany, there are detailed regulations with sanctions only for specialised lawyers, the so-called Fachanwälte. (For more information on the rules for Fachanwälte, see Post of 8 December 2016.) Now, the plans are to implement this for all lawyers. Details are not yet clear. There will be an amendment of § 59 b Abs 2 No. 1 h BRAO. By this law the assembly of the German Federal bar will be authorized to rule the details of the requirements of continuous training. The assembly is expected to decide on this at its meeting on 21 November 2016.

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