Tue, Aug. 22, 2006

Body Shops to Provide Legal Services

CK - Washington.   One of the examples in the Attorney General's catalogue of legal services to be provided by non-lawyers is the body shop that helps its customers collect from car insurers. The catalogue enumerates various examples of activities to be permitted under a statute to replace the Legal Consultation Statute of 1935, Rechtsberatungsgesetz.

With the overhaul envisaged by the Berlin administration, the future Legal Services Statute, Rechtsdienstleistungsgesetz, the range of professionals and non-professionals offering assistance in legal matters in Germany will broaden significantly.

The Attorney General's announcement is not yet published at the department's web site. There is, however, a correction stating that the press release published August 22, 2006 through the listserver contains the wrong date, considering that the bill will be discussed by the administration only tomorrow.


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