Applying for MembershipIn accordance with international commitments that have
entered into force in Finland, a person holding the professional qualifications to practice as an attorney-at-law in one of the states
of the European Economic Area, may be accepted as a Bar Member (attorney-at-law). In such cases, the applicant must pass the bar examination of the Finnish Bar Association.
A person holding the professional competence to practice as an attorney-at-law in some other member state of the European Union may be accepted as a Bar Member (attorney-at-law). In such cases, acceptance as a Bar Member requires the applicant to have been registered for three years in the EU register kept by the Finnish Bar Association and to prove the regular pursuit of the profession of an attorney-at-law in Finland for a least that period.
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 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 independence as an attorney-at-law shall not be a Member of the Bar.
Ms. Kaarina Holopainen, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. +358 (0)9 6866 1212.