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Hanseatic Bar Association Hamburg

Single point of contact for professional recognition, certified legal specialist

Certified legal specialists are particularly qualified employees in law firms who have extensive specialist knowledge.

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Address and contact information


Hanseatic Bar Association Hamburg
Valentinskamp 88 20355 Hamburg

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Facility info

Public transport

S1/S2/S3 Stadthausbrücke, U3 Rathaus, U2/U1/U4/S-Bahnen/Busse X3/4/5/19 Jungfernstieg

Important notes


Recognition of foreign professions is possible if the knowledge and skills acquired in the course of the completed foreign training correspond to the requirements of the knowledge and skills that are set in the ordinance on the examination for the recognized qualification of Certified Legal Specialist for Certified Legal Specialists.

Documents required

Informal application, identification document, school leaving certificate, proof of completion of training and all training certificates

Please note

Please note that all documents must be submitted in German. Foreign documents / certificates must be submitted in the original as well as a translation in certified form. Further documents and / or information can be requested.


There are no deadlines to be observed; the application can be made at any time

Procedure & Fees

Processing time

The average processing time is three months. This can be exceeded in individual cases.



Legal notes

Legal basis

BBiG, RechtsfachwPrV, examination regulations of the Hanseatic Bar Association Hamburg for the implementation of the advanced training examination for Certified Legal Specialist

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