Admission to the Bar - Applying for admission as a lawyer (In-house lawyer) with existing admission to the Bar
If a lawyer is already admitted to the bar, he/she may additionally apply for admission to the bar (In-house lawyer).
Successful completion of the second state law examination
The qualification to hold judicial office (certificate of the second state law examination or of passing the qualifying examination) must be available pursuant to § 46a in conjunction with § 4 BRAO.
Absence of a reason for refusal of admission
There must be no grounds for refusal of admission pursuant to § 7 BRAO.
The activity must comply with the requirements pursuant to § 46 ( 2) - (5) BRAO.
Application for admission to the bar (In-house lawyer) with existing admission to the bar in Berlin (with questionnaire and master form)
Submit the application with all attachments and a photograph. The attachments must be also comleted and signed.
Proof of employment contract
An original of the employment contract signed by both parties or a publicly certified copy in accordance with § 46a BRAO, § 129 BGB must be submitted.
Proof of contractual independence
A contractual agreement on the professional independence of the exercise of the profession pursuant to section 46 BRAO must be submitted, which is either included in the employment contract or concluded as a separate supplementary agreement to the employment contract. On the employer's side, this must be signed by the employer's legal or legally authorised representative.
Proof of the job description (master sheet)
A job description must be submitted, signed by the employer's legal or legally authorised representative.
Proof of the employer's name and the object of the employer's company
Proof of the employer's name and the object of the employer's business (e.g. copy of excerpt from the commercial, association or cooperative register) must be submitted.
Average time to process request
approx. 3 months