Code of Civil procedure (ZPO)

In the case of civil proceedings before the regional court, a lawyer's appointment is compulsory. Assistance is nevertheless possible.

In civil law proceedings, the assistance is generally regulated by § 90 (1) ZPO. As a rule, assistance in civil proceedings is generally possible. The court can decide who to allow as an assistant. Conditions for the appearance of an assistant are that the assistance is materially useful and that the plaintiff is in need for such assistance.

For example, full-aged family members, persons with a qualification to become a judge (fully qualified lawyer), consumer centers in consumer affairs, employees of the plaintiff and legal persons of public law, can appear as assistants before the court. Non-enumerated persons can be declared assistant by the court.

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