Contributed By Pérez-Llorca
Lawyers who studied law in Spain must be active members of a Spanish bar association in order to conduct cases before Spanish courts. A lawyer is able to conduct a case in any Spanish court, regardless of which local bar association in the country they are admitted to.
Foreign lawyers may conduct cases in Spanish courts if certain requirements are met. The specific requirements depend on whether the foreign lawyer is from a European Union country or not. Moreover, European Union lawyers must meet different requirements depending on whether they wish to conduct cases in Spain permanently or temporarily. Certain restrictions apply if a lawyer from a country in the European Union wishes to conduct a case before Spanish courts on a temporary basis. For instance, the visiting lawyer must act together with a Spanish lawyer.