You get what you pay for / Qualität hat seinen Preis

According to a study, 10-15% of the lawyers in Germany earn (gross pay) less than 20,000 euros a year, which given the costs of taxes, health insurance, housing,food etc means they qualify for welfare.

The link the article (in German) on this economic condition is at the bottom (Google Translate is your friend)

This is why it is hard to get good legal advice in Germany. Lawyers don’t earn enough to justify attracting enough qualified people who will spend the time necessary to be good at their profession.


“Heute schon sind rund 10 bis 15 Prozent der Anwälte bei einer Vollzeittätigkeit von aufstockende Sozialleistungen bedroht, weil sie weniger als 20.000 Euro im Jahr verdienen.”

Das ist warum, es ist schwer gute Rechtsberatung in Deutschland zu bekommen. Anwälten verdienen zu wenig genug qualifizierte Leute anzuziehen, die die erforderliche Zeit verbringt, um gute Anwälte zu werden.

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Dad, computational social scientist, Harvard grad student, sporadic comedy writer, former racer (kind of an expensive hobby), sometimes slam poet.

Posted on September 22, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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