Practice in Spain


dcwright
Does anyone know what type of license a US lawyer needs to practice in Spain?
Does anyone know what type of license a US lawyer needs to practice in Spain?
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The first and most obvious way is to obtain a "licenciatura en derecho" (undergraduate law degree) from a Spanish university. However, this takes 5 years.

Or if you contract for work with a firm or company here in Spain you can go through a process of "homologación", whereby you have your US law degree recognized by Spanish officials. Also you will now have to pass the new Bar exam that they have just introduced.

It is a difficult process but not impossible.
The first and most obvious way is to obtain a "licenciatura en derecho" (undergraduate law degree) from a Spanish university. However, this takes 5 years.

Or if you contract for work with a firm or company here in Spain you can go through a process of "homologación", whereby you have your US law degree recognized by Spanish officials. Also you will now have to pass the new Bar exam that they have just introduced.

It is a difficult process but not impossible.
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Urhilf
Hi!

Well, the "homologacion" (have your law degree recognized in Spain) is not a difficult process...Basically you present all your documentation regarding your law studies and then you wait and wait and wait (can take between 6 months to 2 years, from what I was told)...

At the end, youll probably have to do some exams on spanish law, in order to be granted the complete title reconigtion...No bar exam needed (for now)...the spanish law already mentions such need, but its not being enforced (until 2009 or 2010 - not sure about the specific dates)...

Anyway, if you had an EU law degree or if you were an EU lawyer, things would be easier, due to EU directives on superior degrees recognition...For example, if you were a french lawyer, you could go to spain, ask for your lawyer professional title to be recognized, and in a few months have that recognition, without any "academic" exams envolved in such process...

Cheers, I hope my info helps...if you need to know anything else just let me know!

Pedro
Hi!

Well, the "homologacion" (have your law degree recognized in Spain) is not a difficult process...Basically you present all your documentation regarding your law studies and then you wait and wait and wait (can take between 6 months to 2 years, from what I was told)...

At the end, youll probably have to do some exams on spanish law, in order to be granted the complete title reconigtion...No bar exam needed (for now)...the spanish law already mentions such need, but its not being enforced (until 2009 or 2010 - not sure about the specific dates)...

Anyway, if you had an EU law degree or if you were an EU lawyer, things would be easier, due to EU directives on superior degrees recognition...For example, if you were a french lawyer, you could go to spain, ask for your lawyer professional title to be recognized, and in a few months have that recognition, without any "academic" exams envolved in such process...

Cheers, I hope my info helps...if you need to know anything else just let me know!

Pedro
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Parvez
Can anybody provide with some websites which gives information to foriegn lawyers, as to how to get admitted to Spanish Bar.

I am from India and have cleared QLTT, am I eligible to obtain the benefit of equivalency procedures as outlined in EU directive 89/48, if I intend to practice in EU
Can anybody provide with some websites which gives information to foriegn lawyers, as to how to get admitted to Spanish Bar.

I am from India and have cleared QLTT, am I eligible to obtain the benefit of equivalency procedures as outlined in EU directive 89/48, if I intend to practice in EU
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Urhilf
Can anybody provide with some websites which gives information to foriegn lawyers, as to how to get admitted to Spanish Bar.

I am from India and have cleared QLTT, am I eligible to obtain the benefit of equivalency procedures as outlined in EU directive 89/48, if I intend to practice in EU


Spanish Ministery of Education - generic info about the "homologación" process - http://www.mepsyd.es/mecd/jsp/plantilla.jsp?id=3&area=titulos

If you need more specific info not found in this page let me know, I'll try and find it for you!
<blockquote>Can anybody provide with some websites which gives information to foriegn lawyers, as to how to get admitted to Spanish Bar.

I am from India and have cleared QLTT, am I eligible to obtain the benefit of equivalency procedures as outlined in EU directive 89/48, if I intend to practice in EU</blockquote>

Spanish Ministery of Education - generic info about the "homologación" process - http://www.mepsyd.es/mecd/jsp/plantilla.jsp?id=3&area=titulos

If you need more specific info not found in this page let me know, I'll try and find it for you!
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mikeadyla
Hi, I am Adila, 20 from Malaysia.

I have a law degree (equivalent to LLB) from a Malaysian university. Can I do the homologacion process from outside Spain, or must I enter the country and wait there?
Hi, I am Adila, 20 from Malaysia.

I have a law degree (equivalent to LLB) from a Malaysian university. Can I do the homologacion process from outside Spain, or must I enter the country and wait there?
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