Lawyers in Munich, Hamburg and Frankfurt
According to the German Federal Bar Association, there are about 20,300 lawyers working in Munich. Many lawyers from Munich can demonstrate specialization in the respective fields of law.
The Hanseatic Bar Association of Hamburg reports a total of 10,354 admitted lawyers in 2017. According to the Federal Chamber of Lawyers, 164,393 registered lawyers will be working in the whole of Germany in 2017.
Munich is the Bavarian capital and one of the most important cultural and economic centres in Germany. The former royal residence of the Bavarian kings now has well over 1.25 million inhabitants.
It is a city of art and culture on the Alps and Isar. The Marienplatz with the New and Old City Hall is one of the most important historical squares in Munich. The English Garden on the Isar is the largest city park in Europe. Munich is the third largest city in Germany.
Munich Airport was opened in 1992 and, thanks to its disproportionate growth successes, within a few years it had advanced to become one of the busiest passenger airports in Europe. Every year, more than 30,000 exhibitors and over two million visitors from all over the world come to Munich Airport.
Lawyers in Munich and Hamburg – Studies and tasks
Lawyers have the task of helping their clients to obtain justice by means of the rule of law. Therefore they can advise anyone or represent anyone in court.
In proceedings before authorities and courts, persons can be represented by a lawyer. In criminal proceedings, the lawyer acts as a defence counsel. In civil proceedings, there is a so-called lawyer’s obligation at the regional courts, higher regional courts and the Federal Supreme Court. Claimants or defendants must be represented by a lawyer. This also applies to types of proceedings in higher instances.
The purpose of this “lawyer obligation” is to relieve the higher instances of jurisdiction. Clarification of the facts and initial legal assessment should be carried out by lawyers before the action is brought and during the trial by the lawyers.
The exercise of professional activity is regulated for lawyers. In order to be able to exercise the profession of a lawyer, one needs a degree in law completed with the First Legal (State) Examination, the Second Legal State Examination and admission to the bar by the Bar Association.
The contents of the basic study period in each law degree course consist of civil law or civil law, public law and criminal law. The actual study of law concludes after 9 semesters of standard study time with the 1st legal examination.
Lawyers in Munich, Hamburg and Frankfurt – Contact persons
Our lawyers and specialist solicitors advise investors nationwide. For specialist lawyers, recurring training and further education courses are held. In Munich and Hamburg, lawyers and specialist solicitors are available for the following areas:
- Administrative law
- Tax law
- Labour Law
- Social Law
- Family Law
- Criminal Law
- Insolvency law
- Insurance law
- Medical Law
- Tenancy and residential property law
- Traffic Law
- Building and architectural law
- Law of Succession
- Transport and forwarding law
- Intellectual property rights
- Commercial and corporate law
- Copyright and media law
- Information Technology Law
- Banking and capital market law
- Agricultural law
- International Business Law
- Public procurement law
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Courts in Munich
Local court Munich
- Pacellistr. 5: Presidential Section. General civil cases, tenancy court and family court
- Maxburgstr. 4: Traffic Civil Court, Probate Court
- Linprunstr. 22: Guardianship court
- Infanteriestr. 5: Land registry, registration court, bailiff, insolvency court and enforcement court
- Nymphenburger Str. 16: Criminal Justice Center. All criminal cases (including those of the Regional Courts Munich I, Munich II and the Higher Regional Court Munich)
Munich Police Headquarters, Ettstr. 2-4, where you will find an investigating judge and a summary court for decisions on custody
Munich Penitentiary, Stadelheimer Str. 12, where an investigating judge is responsible for decisions on custody
Munich Labour Court
(im Gebäude des Oberlandesgerichts München)
Ismaninger Straße 109
Ismaninger Str. 95
Landgericht München I
Prielmayerstr. 7, Justizpalast
Landgericht München II
Bayerisches Verwaltungsgericht München
This brochure “Information for courts and authorities” contains in short form everything worth knowing about the Munich Bar Association. It is intended to give employees of the courts and authorities in the district of the Munich Higher Regional Court an insight into the working methods and tasks of the Munich Bar Association and to promote and facilitate cooperation. Here you will find clerks and their communication data, tips for evidence orders in fee disputes and much more.
Legal advice from lawyers
Legal advice is a legal service offered by lawyers for legal questions of private or legal persons.
In addition to legal advice, legal representation and legal procurement should be mentioned as an extended consulting activity. Alternative forms of legal advice is online legal advice, which uses the Internet as a communication channel between clients and the advising lawyer.
The Legal Services Act regulates out-of-court legal advice. Only certain persons are allowed to provide comprehensive, extrajudicial legal advice, which must be paid for. These include lawyers, legal advisors, tax consultants and patent lawyers.
Other persons or groups of persons may offer legal advice under certain conditions. This may only take place within the scope of their duties and responsibilities. Consumer centres may also provide out-of-court legal advice under the Legal Services Act. Legal persons such as banks or companies are not generally allowed to offer legal advice.
Legal advice for citizens with low income
The non-profit legal advice centre of the Munich lawyers offers your help here: Judicial building of the Munich District Court, Maxburgstrasse 4.