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Become a Member

Only experienced lawyers fulfilling certain professional requirements may be accepted as members of the Finnish Bar Association. They must also pass a special examination covering the basic elements of the legal profession and professional ethics.

Under Finnish law, only members of the Finnish Bar Association are entitled to use the professional title “attorney-at-law” (in Finnish ”asianajaja” or in Swedish ”advokat”). 

A person who holds a State or municipal office or who is in other service based on an employment relationship in the public sector cannot be a Bar Member (an attorney-at-law), unless the Board of the Bar Association agrees thereto for special reasons. 

Furthermore, a person who is in the service of another or who is engaged in other gainful employment in a manner which can be presumed to be detrimental to his/her impartiality as an attorney-at-law may not be a Bar Member.


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