Lawyers' training systems

Bar Associations, private practices or law firms, training providers and universities are the main organisers of lawyers' induction period in the EU Member States. In some Member States, this task is performed by Courts of Appeal and the Ministry of Justice. Supervision of continuous training, where it exists, is ensured by the Bar.

Here are factsheets describing the lawyers' training systems in the EU Member States. They can be useful to national Bars and in order to compare the training of lawyers who want to exercise their right to freedom of establishment in another Member State.

The factsheets were put together by the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) and the European Centre for Judges and Lawyers of EIPA in the framework of the Pilot project on European judicial training. Click here for more information.

Last update: 27/11/2020

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