Attorney-at-law

The titles of attorney-at-law and attorney’s office are protected by law and can only be used by lawyers accepted into the Finnish Bar Association.

An attorney-at-law is a lawyer specialising in defending the rights of his or her client.  They are subject to stricter requirements and are more closely supervised than their colleagues who have not taken the bar. Not just any lawyer can serve as an attorney in Finland: only one in seven working lawyers is an attorney-at-law.

In other words, only experienced lawyers accepted into the Finnish Bar Association who have passed the exacting bar examination are permitted to use the title of attorney-at-law.

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