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Rettshjelper (Norway)

  • Generic name of profession

    Legal advisor
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Legal practitioner (EN)
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:

    Lov 13. august 1915 nr. 5 om domstolene (Domstolloven) § 218 annet ledd nr. 1, forskrift 20. desember 1996 nr. 1161 til domstolloven kapittel 11 (advokatforskriften) § 9-5

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    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PSM - Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years) , Art. 11 e
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Yte juridiske tjenester til klienter. Det vil si juridisk rådgivning og representere klienter overfor offentlig myndigheter og private parter. Rettshjelpere har begrenset adgang til å representere klienter i retten.


    Provide legal aid/navigating the legal system on behalf of their clients. Represent clients before public authorities and in private conflicts. Reduced access to represent clients in court.

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