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Regulation Directory project - Spain

Legal Jurisdictions


Lawyer Title(s)


Regulator(s) of Admission

Consejo General de la Abogacia Espanola. Additionally must be registered with local bar association to practice. There are 83 local bars.


Local Bar Council http://www.abogacia.es/conozcanos/la-institucion/ejercicio-de-la-abogacia/    

Regulator(s) of Practice

Regional Bars, local bar association and Consejo General de la Abogacia Espanola


Local Bar president http://www.abogacia.es/conozcanos/la-institucion/normativa-profesional/  

Disciplinary Authorities

Disciplinary Board of local Bar with appeal to the Regional Bar or the Consejo General de la Abogacia Espanola directly,in case there is no Regional Bar in the concrete Region. There are 10 regional bars.



Other Bodies involved in Regulation of the Legal Profession

Ministry of Justice

Primary Legislative Source

Organic Law 6 /1985 of 1 July, the Judicial Branch. Title II: Lawyers and Attorneys, Royal Decree 658/2001 of 22 June, which approves the General Statute of the Spanish Bar, Law 34/2006 of October 30, on access to the professions of lawyer or solicitor of the Courts. Royal Decree 775/2011 of 3 June, which approves the Regulations of Law 34/2006, of October 30, on access to the professions of lawyer or solicitor of the Courts., Law 17/2009 of 13 November, on the free access to the services activities and their practice, Royal Decree 36/2006, of 17 November.