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Training

The best legal knowledge and extensive practical experience

Preventing litigation through contractual design requires notaries not only to have the best and up-to-date legal knowledge, but also extensive practical experience. A comprehensive training of notary candidates and the continued training of all notaries as well as their employees ensure the high quality of the notarial service. 

Therefore, the training of future and practising notaries is an important task of the Bundesnotarkammer that is expressly assigned to it by the legislator. The continued training is mainly aimed at informing notaries already in office as well as notary candidates of current developments in legislation and case law and new possibilities for contract design.  

The training of future notaries includes in particular the preparation of the professional examination for prospective attorney-notaries. The preparatory seminars cover all legal areas that will be addressed in the examination, from real estate law, succession and family law to commercial, company and fiscal law to service law, cost law and European law, including mock exams with in-depth discussion of the results.   

To fulfil its training tasks, the Bundesnotarkammer has recourse to the Expert Institute for Notaries (Fachinstitut für Notare), which is part of the German Lawyers’ Institute (Deutsches Anwaltsinstitut e.V. (DAI)), a non-profit organisation and the official training institute of the German Federal Bar, the Bundesnotarkammer, the regional bar associations and chambers of notaries. The DAI has set up its own training centres in Bochum, Berlin and Heusenstamm near Frankfurt am Main.  

Please contact the DAI for further information on the venues and events organised by the Expert Institute for Notaries. The events calendar of the Expert Institute for Notaries available at the DAI as well as the events database on the websites of the DAI offer a comprehensive overview. Please send your registration for the events preferably via fax or by using the registration forms or online (via the respective entry in the events calendar) directly to the DAI.

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