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Act on Out-of-Court Legal Services
(Rechtsdienstleistungsgesetz – RDG)

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Übersetzung durch Ute Reusch.

Translation provided by Ute Reusch.

Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 3 des Gesetzes vom 10. August 2021 (BGBl. I S. 3415)
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Version information: The translation includes the amendment(s) to the Act by Article 3 of the Act of 10 August 2021 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 3415)
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Part 1
General provisions
Section 1Scope
Section 2Definition of legal service
Section 3Authorisation to provide out-of-court legal services
Section 4Incompatibility with another obligation to perform
Section 5Legal services provided in connection with another activity
Part 2
Legal services provided by non-registered persons
Section 6Free legal services
Section 7Professional associations, interest groups, cooperatives
Section 8Public and officially recognised bodies
Section 9Ban on providing legal services
Part 3
Legal services provided by registered persons
Section 10Legal services on basis of special expertise
Section 11Special expertise, professional titles
Section 12Registration requirements
Section 13Registration procedure
Section 13aDisclosure and information requirements in regard to collection services relating to private individuals
Section 13bDisclosure and information requirements in regard to collection services for consumers
Section 13cRemuneration agreements for collection services and legal services under foreign law
Section 13dPension consultants’ remuneration
Section 13eReimbursability of collection service providers’ costs
Section 13fRetainment of lawyers and collection service providers
Section 13gHandling of third-party monies
Section 13hSupervisory measures
Section 14Revocation of registration
Section 14aAppointment of liquidator for pension consultants
Section 15Temporary legal services
Section 15aStatistics
Section 15bOperating without registration
Part 4
Legal Services Register
Section 16Content of Legal Services Register
Section 17Deletion of data made public
Part 5
Data transmission and competence, provisions governing regulatory fines
Section 18Handling of personal data
Section 19Competence and delegation of powers
Section 20Provisions governing regulatory fines