How Do I Verify a Spanish Lawyer?
There are two ways to officially verify a Spanish lawyer.
The first official way to verify a Spanish lawyer is to use the national bar associations Census of Lawyers (Censo de Letrados). This is a straightforward process. Visit the website of Spain’s national bar association, Abogacía Española, select your language, click on “services,” and click the icon that says “Censo General de Letrados”. Then, simply type in the first and last name of the attorney you want to check and the system should find the attorney’s information, including their bar number and practice address.
Another official channel for verifying an attorney is through a local bar association. For example, the Buscador de profesionales offered by Barcelona’s bar association offers a similar function to the Census of Lawyers. So long as you have the relevant information. You can also contact either of these organizations directly to verify a particular lawyer. This could be especially helpful if you do not have all of the details needed for a search engine.
Author: Helen Pino-Vera